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Games to Play When Bored at Home

Priya Johnson
There are several games to play when one is bored at home, which help while away time that seems to drag on a weekend or for kids during their vacations. Games can be online games, indoor games or outdoor games.
While online games are the most popular, sometimes staring at the computer screen becomes monotonous. Moreover, if the electricity is not there and there isn't a backup, the day can get really boring. What does one do then?
While reading books is an effective way to spend free time, not everybody has the patience to do so. At such times, indoor games become the salvaging factor.

Fun Games to Play If You are Bored at Home

Often 'boring times' come unexpectedly! You end up looking around the house to do something fun. Here are some fun things to do when you are bored at home.


Pictionary is an interesting game that gets everybody involved, because it's an easy game to play. Moreover, all you need to play this game is a whiteboard, marker and loads of enthusiasm. A simple book will also suffice instead of whiteboard. Ask each person to draw clues and the rest can guess.
The clues can be regarding movies, famous people, parables in the Bible or even popular brands. This game is one of the most interesting games to play at home with your family when bored.

Memory Game

For a bunch of bored people trying to wile away time, the memory game is a simple, yet interesting game to play at home. In this game, just place about 10 items on a tray and cover it with a towel or napkin, such that the cloth covers all the items placed on the tray. Give each member a sheet of paper and a pen.
The individuals are given exactly one minute to memorize the items in the tray, after which you need to cover the tray with the towel. The members are given another minute to list the items in the tray. The person who manages to enlist the most number of items correctly is the winner.

Board Games

Depending on the number of members in your family, you can select your board game. If you have kids, then the age of the children playing will also determine the game being played. Board games list is vast right from monopoly, pentagon, suitcase detectives to murder mystery mansion, etc. You can pick up some interesting ones, suitable for the ages of your kids. Mastermind and Othello are some of the best board games for two people.


But, what if you are alone at home and have nobody to play a game with you. At such instances, puzzles come to the rescue! Puzzles are lots of fun and keep you occupied for quite a while. Just time yourself and try and complete the picture. Once you are done, raise the time limit bar and try to complete it in a shorter time. Puzzles can be really addictive!

Games to Play When Bored For Kids

Kids get really bored during their seasonal vacation breaks. They seem to have lots of time and don't know what to do all day. To keep kids busy you can teach them a few games, that will not only keep them occupied, but will also help enhance their creativity and thinking skills.

Treasure Hunt

Children love challenges, thus, if you have two or more kids in the house, set up a treasure hunt. Just hide some simple utility items at different places in the house and backyard. Leave some clues for the children and have them hunt down the hidden treasures. This will keep them occupied for sometime and will also leave them thrilled and excited at the end of the day. Treasure hunts are always fun games for kids.

Footprint game

If you have only one child and no other kids to give him or her company, then have your child play the footprint game. For this you will need loads of newspapers. Join several newspapers with tape to form a large single sheet. Place this large sheet in the backyard or terrace as per your space availability.
Now, dilute two shades of watercolor (red and blue) into two tubs, ensuring they are not too watery. The tub with blue shade is for your child, while the other tub with red is for you. The game is to step in the tub of paint and make your footprint anywhere on the newspaper. Once your child makes the footprint, you get the next chance to make your footprint.
The game is to make three footprints adjacent to each other, of your color to win a point. To stop your opponent from gaining a point you should make your footprint and block his point.

Water Gun War

Outdoor summer activities are wonderful ways to keep kids occupied during the summers. Buy super soaker water guns or regular water pistils for your kids. Once you have the water guns, play the freeze game. The person hit by a jet of water is to freeze in his or her place. He or she can only begin playing again when another jet of water hits him. Water games are fun games to play outside.
Keep playing one game after another and you won't realize how the day passes by!