Favorite Music-Related Games

Have Fun Making Music with Friends and Family

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Music is a universal language and it can also make for a fun game. Whether playing with the whole family or a group of friends, warm up your vocal chords and be ready to belt out the songs. The following are fun music-related board games that are great for a wide variety of ages (and musical knowledge). The fun part about these games is that little to no musical talent is needed—just play and enjoy! 

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    A team chooses a card that has five words on it. Teams then take turns singing at least eight words from any song that includes one of the five words listed on the card. If your team succeeds and beats the sand timer, your opponents must try to do the same. Play goes back and forth until one team comes up empty. Some special spaces (e.g., "Team vs. Single Player") add variety. A nice feature in this musical board game is that you don't need to know any particular style of music and it's good for a variety of ages (and musical knowledge)—any song is legal. For ages 8 years old and up.

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    Two or three music-loving teams compete in this game. Players must come up with lyrics to popular songs after being given the artist, the year, the song title, and the first two or three words of the song. Songburst comes in various editions—the '50s and '60s, the '70s and '80s, and a country music edition. Best for players 18 years old and older.

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    Humming, whistling, using charades—these are your tools to get your team to guess song titles. Can you do it before time expires? For each song your team gets right, you advance on the board. The team that knows its music will get to the final square and win. The categories in this musical game are user-friendly for various ages and musical preferences (Broadway musicals, television, movies, oldies, contemporary, folk, and family favorites). Recommended for players 18 years old and older.

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    Ever Green

    This musical board game comes with popular singers represented by discs the size of 45 rpm records. A dial in the center of each 45 record shows the performer's value, from 5 to 12—and this value can go up or down when the next person takes control of that artist. The goal is to acquire your singer at a high value and put on the best concert with the most popular artists. Each player puts on three concerts and a final gala, which they must perform in. Recommended for players 12 years old and up.

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    Schrille Stille

    As the head of a music company, your main job is to help your performers sell more records. In Schrille Stille, players are awarded points based on how high their musical acts rise on the charts. Will your band be a one-hit wonder or have staying power as No. 1 on the music charts? Recommended for players 10 years old and up. NOTE: Some of the creative (and funny) band names contain adult language.