Game On: Strengthening Mom-Daughter Bonds One Game at a Time

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Connection | 0 comments

In a world that moves at lightning speed, it’s the simple moments that truly matter. Making mother-daughter dates a tradition is one way of accomplishing that: check out my freebie with some fabulous ideas.

But what could be simpler, yet more extraordinary, than sharing laughter, strategy, and joy with your teen daughter through games?

I know raising teens is like navigating a constantly changing game level, and what better way to score some major bonding points than with a collection of awesome games? I’ve got the scoop on games that aren’t just pixels on a screen or cards on a table—they’re the key to unlocking quality time and making memories that will level up your relationship.

So grab your controller or shuffle those cards, because it’s time to dive into some epic mother-daughter gaming fun!

Video Games: Digital Adventures Awaits

Playing Video games with your teen
1.”Among Us”: The Ultimate Test of Deception

Gather your friends for a round of “Among Us,” the social deduction sensation that has taken the gaming world by storm. Work together on a spaceship, but beware, as some players may be impostors trying to sabotage your missions. Trust, deception, and strategy are key as you race against time to uncover the impostors among you.

2. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”: Create Your Dream Island”

Step into the tranquil world of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” where you can design your own island paradise. Interact with charming animal villagers, fish, catch bugs, and personalize your home to your heart’s content. It’s a delightful way to unwind and showcase your creativity.

3.”Fortnite”: Battle Royale and Beyond

Join the frenzy of “Fortnite,” the immensely popular battle royale game that pits you against players from around the world. Compete solo or team up with friends in squads, building and battling your way to victory. With regular updates and events, “Fortnite” offers endless excitement and a chance to showcase your gaming skills.

4.”Minecraft”: Unlimited Creativity

Explore a boundless world of creativity in “Minecraft,” where you can build, mine, and craft to your heart’s content. Design towering structures, go on daring adventures, and collaborate with friends in your very own virtual sandbox. The possibilities are truly endless in this iconic game.

5.”The Sims 4″: Unleash Your Imagination

Dive into a virtual world of endless possibilities in “The Sims 4.” Create unique characters, build dream homes, and guide their lives as they pursue careers, relationships, and hobbies. It’s a fantastic way to express your creativity and tell your own stories.  

Board Games: Gather ‘Round and Play Together

Board games to play with your teen


1.”Codenames”: Decipher the Clues to Victory

Challenge your deduction and communication skills in “Codenames.” Split into teams and give one-word clues to help your teammates guess the right words on the grid. It’s a game that fosters teamwork and clever thinking, making it perfect for game nights.

2.”Ticket to Ride”: Journey into Adventure

Embark on a cross-country train adventure in “Ticket to Ride.” Collect train cards and claim routes to connect cities across the map. With its accessible rules and strategic depth, it’s a game that’s easy to learn but offers endless strategic possibilities.

3.”Catan”: Settle and Trade Your Way to Victory

Unleash your strategic prowess in “Catan,” a game of resource management and trading. Compete with friends to build settlements and expand your influence across the island. Barter, trade, and strategize to become the ultimate settler.

4.”Exploding Kittens”: Unleash the Chaos

Prepare for laughter and unpredictability in “Exploding Kittens.” Dodge exploding kitten cards while using action cards to sabotage opponents. It’s a fast-paced game of strategy and luck that’s perfect for gatherings.

5.”Risk”: Strategy and World Domination

Engage in the ultimate game of global conquest with “Risk.” Plan your military campaigns, fortify your territories, and strategize your way to world domination. This classic board game offers a blend of luck and strategic thinking that’s bound to keep you and your teen daughter engaged for hours of intense gameplay.

Card Games: Shuffle Up and Let’s Play

Card games to play with your teen

1.”War”: The Ultimate Showdown

Engage in a card battle of luck with “War,” a simple yet addictive game. Flip cards and compare values to determine the winner of each round. It’s a game that captures the essence of competition and anticipation.

2.”Go Fish”: Classic Card Fun for All Ages

Dive into the timeless joy of “Go Fish,” a game that’s perfect for players of all ages. Collect sets of matching cards and use strategy to win the most sets. It’s a simple yet engaging card game that’s always a hit.

3.”Rummy”: Sequence and Strategy

Challenge your card sequencing skills with “Rummy,” a game that combines skill and strategy. Form sets and runs of cards to earn points and outmaneuver your opponents. It’s a classic game that never goes out of style.

4.”Crazy Eights”: Unleash Wild Cards

Get ready for a whirlwind of fun with “Crazy Eights,” a game of strategy and wild cards. Play cards of the same suit or rank as the top card, and use special cards to change the direction of the game. It’s a game of surprises and quick thinking.

5.”Spades”: A Trick-Taking Challenge

Master the art of strategy and collaboration in the classic card game “Spades.” Partner up and bid on the number of tricks you’ll win while aiming to outsmart your opponents. It’s a game of teamwork and skill that’s perfect for friendly competitions.

6.”Uno”: Classic Card Game Fun

Engage in timeless fun with “Uno,” the classic card game of matching colors and numbers. Play your cards strategically to be the first to empty your hand, while throwing challenges at your opponents to keep them on their toes.

Your Quest for Connection—Completed!

The power of these experiences goes beyond the screen or the board; it’s about the magic that happens when you’re genuinely present and having fun together.

So keep those controllers charged and those cards shuffled because you’re on a journey of epic bonding that no high score can beat. Happy gaming, and here’s to many more delightful quests with your amazing teen daughter!

PS Another simple and fun game to play is “Would-You-Rather”. Every teen knows and loves this game. It’s the perfect way to connect and have a laugh together. And I’m pretty sure you’ll learn something new about her every time you play. I made this Would-You-Rather game [Teen Edition] for you.  Just print and play. It’s free!

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Hey there, I´m Marielle

As a parenting coach and life coach for teen girls, I have seen firsthand the impact that a strong mother-daughter bond can have. In my blog, I share my insights, experiences, and tips to help mothers create deeper connections with their daughters, navigate the difficult moments, and feel more confident in their parenting journey.

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