What Games Can Be Played With Senior Citizens (Not By Computer) - Such As Chinese Checkers?

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If you're looking for fun games to play with senior citizens, I'd recommend the following: Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgammon, Mahjong.

Alternatively, you could make up your own custom game!

Games the elderly can play If you're entertaining senior citizens, playing a fun game is a great way to interact and get everyone involved. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Monopoly- Board game that brings out the competitive capitalist in all of us.
  • Scrabble- Good for people that enjoy word games and spelling.
  • Backgammon- A game that is over 5000 years old, and still popular to this day.
  • Mahjong- A four-player Chinese table-top game.
Games to play with senior citizens Despite all the above being genuinely good fun, my personal suggestion would be to create a game of your own!

The following are some nifty ideas:

1. Guess that song- Why not collect some music from the era of your senior citizen friends and take turns guessing the song and keeping score.

Elderly people love reminiscing about what was 'cool' to listen to back in the day- and you'll get to discover some really awesome music too!

2. Jeopardy- I love playing Jeopardy with questions that I've made up myself.

If you go down this route, you can be as quirky and funny as you like with your questions, and you can even make them personally relevant to the people you are playing with.
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Anonymous answered
Mancala is an African strategy game using pebbles. It is inexpensive to purchase (you could even make your own version quite easily) and easy to learn. My students love it.
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Mouse or Nette answered
How about Bingo? One that is also fun and interesting is Spanish Bingo.
Also try:
  • Bridge
  • Poker
  • Other card games
  • Trivia games
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Anonymous answered
Scategories is a great game.
Scrabble, Yahtzee, Uno.
There are lots of games to play with someone elderly!

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