24th Jan 2022

7 Amish Games to Play at Family Game Night

7 Amish Games to Play at Family Game Night

Family Game Night

With busy work and life schedules, it can be hard to spend quality time as a family. That’s why having a family game night is beneficial for families. Board games can also build math, communication, and critical thinking skills. Not only that, but it’s a great way to spend more time together and make memories.

Do Amish Play Board Games?

When Amish aren’t working or finishing their chores, you might find them enjoying a board game or two. This is especially true on rainy days or cold snowy evenings. They enjoy the same games that we play, like Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Sorry!, or Chess to name a few. They also have games that they have created themselves!

To Amish, family and community is important. Spending time with each other through games and play time allows them to bond and develop relationship skills. It might be a good idea to follow the Amish’s lead, limit screen time for a day, and play a game for an hour or two.

7 Amish Games to Play at Family Game Night

1.  Skill Roll

Skill Roll is a fun game with no limit on the amount of players. Like skee-ball, players roll balls and try to score points depending on what hole the ball goes in. Score extra points if the ball is the same color as the hole it goes in.

Skill Roll

2. Skittle

Skittle is another game with no limit on the amount of players. The goal is to have the highest score at the end of everyone’s turn. You play by pulling back on a string that releases a spinner top. The spinner is used to knock down the marker pegs, which gives you points.


3. Timber King

Timber King is a board game that can help people develop math and business skills. The game is about buying and selling timber. The goal is to retire, but to do so you need to own a sawmill and have $50,000. Players will move around the board buying, selling, or bidding on timber. This game is for 3-5 players and for ages 12 and up.

Timber King

4. Triple Five

Players place chips on the board on a space that has the corresponding number and color of their playing card. Once a player gets 5 chips in a row in 3 sections on the playing board, they will announce “Triple Five” and then points will be given out to all players. The first player to reach 100 points wins. This game is for ages 5 and up. Play with 2, 4, 6, or 8 players.

Triple Five Board Game

5. Aggravation

Aggravation is a fun game that uses marbles. Be the first one to move all 4 of your marbles around the board starting from your base all the way to home. Land on an opponent’s marble to send them back to the start. Play with 2, 4, or 6 players.

Aggravation Amish Game

6. Cribbage

Cribbage is a game that looks confusing, but it’s not. Players just need to be able to count to 31. All you’ll need is a deck of cards and a Cribbage board. The goal of the game is to score 121 points before your opponents.

Cribbage Game Board

7. Croquet

Croquet is perfect for summer. Be the first to hit your ball through hoops and to stakes around the court in the correct order and direction. This game gets the family outside and active!

Croquet Amish Game