15 Cozy Games to Play with Friends or Family

Updated: Mar 24

Here are 10 games to play for a Cozy Game Night with Friends or Family.

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Mystery-Themed Games

5 Minute Mystery by Spin Master Games

Quick, solvable 5 minute mysteries to play together or alone. Has only 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon as of today.



Clue: Master Detective

For those who love Clue by Hasboro, a classic murder mystery game, this game provides a bit more challenge while retaining all the fun of the original!



Escape the Room Murder Mystery Expansion Pack

If you have Escape the Room, the game, you can add on this game to solve a murder in 60 seconds with friends!



Murder Mystery Party Games by University Games

It’s a mystery theater with audio and video features to play with a group. Comes in a variety of mysteries, some easier, some harder.


Unsolved Case Files

Feel like a real detective solving a decades-old cold case file. Challenging, but perfect for groups, especially those who love true crime mysteries. These are not real cases, but the game play feels like a true crime mystery.



Garden-Themed Games

Cottage Garden by Stronghold Games

Fill in your garden beds to create a perfect garden in this 1-4 player game. It's based on the board game "Patchwork."




Spring Meadow by Stronghold Games

In the same vein as "Cottage Garden" and "Patchwork," lay tiles strategically to create a perfect garden. You can play alone or with up to three other players.



Herbaceous:

Make the best garden by collecting the best herb cards.



Village Green

A 1-5 player card game where you compete for the title of "Village Green of the Year."



Hobbies Games

Patchwork

This two player game in which you lay patches down to create the best quilt design. Certain pieces give you points, allowing you to collect better patches to make a fancier quilt. The player with the most points and best designs wins the game.




Word Games

Scrabble

My personal favorite, Scrabble is a classic word game in which players lay down letter tiles to create words. Certain letters earn more points and the player with the most points wins the game. It's best to play with a dictionary nearby!



WordSpiel

This is a card game in which you lay down letter cards to make a word. The next player builds onto the last word by creating new words based on the last letter or last few letters of the last word. Create as many cards as you can during your timed turn.


Upwords

Like Scrabble, lay down word tiles, but instead of building only on the board, players can lay tiles on top of other tiles to build onto the words below.