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14 Thanksgiving Games to Play With the Whole Family

The bird’s been cooked and devoured, the candied yams are gone, and even the pumpkin pie has been reduced to a couple of crumbs in the bottom of the tin. The whole family has undone the top button of their pants and has slowly migrated to the couch, ready to retire for the day — but, alas, it’s only 3 p.m. How are you supposed to keep everyone entertained and happy for, like, four to nine more hours?

Games, my friend. Lots of games.

The games ahead are actually great for while you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner too. Whether you’re looking for some kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones busy (and off electronics) or searching for some adult party games to play after said kids go to bed, you’ll love these picks. From gratitude Jenga to Thanksgiving bingo for grown-ups, these are perfect for some serious family bonding time.

Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.

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