Battery Free Tween Games ~ Get Them Out of Their Phones and Into the Fun!

I don’t know about you, but I have a kid or two that really enjoy their tech toys! However, I have found that sitting down to the right battery free tween games can get him up and off his electronics and having fun too!

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Since this method of battery free tween games has been working in our house, I thought I would share some of the favorites in our house.

Battery Free Tween Games

Many of these battery free tween games are not just for tweens, but are great family games too!

1. Table Top Air Hockey


Table Top games are a great option if you don’t have a lot of space for these full sized table games. My kids have spent hours playing games like Air Hockey (Yes often these do need power for the air motor but I didn’t count that the same as battery and electronic games.)

2. Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

This game was given as a gift to my kids for Christmas one year and has become a favorite for all ages. They even like to make up their own “Would You Rather?” scenarios!

3. Pictureka


This is like a search and find, Where’s Waldo? type of game. Find it and find it fast to be the winner!

4. Apples to Apples or Apples to Apples Jr.

Apples to ApplesApples to Apples Jr.

What we love about these games is that they are highly engaging but are easy for all to play because unlike trivia games, they don’t require fact knowledge.

5. Jenga


While a little on the pricey side they also have a GIANT Jenga that I think would be totally cool!


6. Clue


7. Farkel


Farkel is an easy to play dice game that reminds me a little of Yahtzee.

8. Table Top Table Tennis

Table Top Tennis

9. Wits & Wagers

Wits and Wagers

This edition features simpler rules and all new family-friendly questions. It is the best edition for parents to play with their kids or for kids to play with each other.

10. Life


11. Trivia Crack

Trivia Crack

Take this used to be phone app game (which we used to play together) and bring it off the phone and onto the table!

12. Monopoly


One thing I love about Monopoly is that it comes in so many themes!

13. Rack-o


This is a game a grew up playing and loving as a kid and it has become a favorite with my kids as well! (Not my husband so much because I always beat him!)

14. Table Top Foosball

Table Top Foosball

With Table Top games like this, and Air Hockey, I highly recommend buying something like this Non-Slip Rug Pad to put on the table underneath the game. Not only does it help to keep the game in place on the table, but it keeps the surface of the table you set it on protected from scratches.

15. Skip-Bo


This has been a staple game, and one that is easy to travel with, in our house for years! If you can count to 12 you can play! I also used it to help my kids when they were little and learning to count!

16. Family Feud

Family Feud

17.  Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit

Like Monopoly this game has so many themed options to excite kids with varying interests.

18. Mad Libs

Mad Libs

A little less traditional of a game, but fun and engaging just the same. We love playing this on car rides where a non-driver writes and all participate!

19. Paddle Ball

Paddle BallPaddle Ball

Play by yourself or play with friends!

20. Bean Bag Toss

Bean Bag Toss

I love Bean Bag Toss because it is an active play type of game that can be done both indoors and out!


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