I've always loved the idea of family game night. After all, what's not to like about staying home, snuggling under blankets, and relaxing and laughing with the ones we love? Next time you're looking for a fun, low-key way to hang out together as a family, grab one of these games off the shelf and indulge in an evening of good, old-fashioned family-friendly entertainment.

1. Jumpin' Monkeys

Jumpin' Monkeys is always a hit with the toddler and preschool crowd, but the game is tough enough to master that even older children and adults will enjoy the action. Be the first to catapult your monkeys onto the tree branches (trust me, it's harder than it looks) and you'll be declared the winner.

2. Battleship

Battleship works well for family game night because you can form two teams, and older more skilled players can help younger teammates who don't yet know their letters and numbers. It's also a great game for developing strategic thinking skills.

3. Wii Sports

Don't limit family game night to board games — video games with lots of action appeal to active kids who need to keep their bodies in motion. With Wii Sports, you can play sports like golf, baseball or bowling in the comfort of your own living room.

4. Just Dance

With so many versions of Just Dance available, you're certain to find songs your whole family will enjoy. Start a dance-off (complete with costumes if you dare) and take family game night to a whole new level.

5. Charades

Sometimes it's best to stick with the classics. A game of charades will inspire everyone to use their imagination, and probably have you all rolling on the floor more than once. Don't remember how to play? This How to Play Charades tutorial will help refresh your memory.

6. Uno

There are many variations of the classic card game these days, but you should stick with the original Uno for maximum family fun. Even though the box says it's suitable for ages 7+, younger kids who are familiar with colors and numbers can play with a bit of help.

7. Bullsh*t

Okay, so you probably won't want to call this card game by it's given name if you're playing on family game night. But the game, which revolves around reading other players effectively and calling their bluffs, is perfect for families who know each other well (or at least think they do).

8. I Spy Go Fish

This I Spy Go Fish card game is one of my preschooler's favorites, and with good reason. The pairs don't exactly match, which means kids have to look and think a bit harder as they try to win the game.

9. Go to the Head of the Class

Have older kids who like trivia? Then Go to the Head of the Class is the perfect choice for family game night. But be forewarned — more than a few of the questions are likely to stump even the most studious among you.

10. Rory's Story Cubes

With Rory's Story Cubes, your family will have to create a story based on the images that appear after you roll the dice. Stretch your imagination and your storytelling skills, and work together to develop a story that's as funny/zany/outrageous as you can imagine it to be.

Do you have a family game night? What games do you play?