Gathering with your family to play board games, Family Feud, or charades is a wonderful way to spend an evening.
It’s not only fun but beneficial — games can help build strategic thinking and problem solving, as well as social skills.
For kids, playing games regularly can even lead to better grades by refining their math, comparison, and estimation skills.
Family-favorite games include everything from classics like Clue, Connect 4, and Monopoly to more recent inventions like Exploding Kittens and Spontuneous.
To add a competitive edge and extra fun to your family game night, have each team choose a catchy name! Or, adapt these names for your family group chat.
We have ideas for whole-family teams, siblings, and cousins below. Plus, you can scroll below the list to see our tips for creating your own great team name.
Birds of a Feather
All In the Family
reference to the 1970s TV Show
The [Last Name] Bunch
reference to The Brady Bunch
reference to the TV shows
Family Board Members
Where My Heart Is
Genetics at Work
Genes at Work
[Last Name] Dynasty
We Are Family
reference to the Sister Sledge song
reference to the 1990s TV Show
We Are One
Circle of Trust
reference to the 1980s TV show
reference to the TV Show
The Insoluble Fraction
reference to the TV network now known as Freeform
My Gene Pool
My Wife and Kids
reference to the early 2000s TV Show
Home Sweet Home
The Love Is Real
My Favorite Headaches
There’s Something in the Genetics
No Diving in the Gene Pool
Reasons I Can’t Sleep
The Brooding Brood
The Meaning of Family
Folk and Kin
Married With Children
reference to the 1980s/1990s TV Show
Game of Phones
a play on the TV show Game of Thrones
Through Thick & Thin
Lava My Family
Connect the Dots
Mom's the Boss
United We Stand
Best Family Ever
Mama Bear and Cubs
The Godfather and His Advisors
Our Happy Clan
a play on the singer Christina Aguilera
Off the Charts Smarts
The Family Fortune
a play on Sherlock Holmes
The Kids Table
reference to the 1992 film
Don’t Show Mom
reference to the TV Show
Sister & Sister
World of Cousins
Fam by Blood, Friends by Choice
The Chatty Ones
The Rowdy Ones
Family Reunion Crashers
Sisterhood of the Traveling Texts
a play on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Chamber of Secrets
reference to the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The [Last Name] 5
reference to the music group The Jackson 5
What Our Parents Don’t Know
The Good Ole Times
Berry Best Cousins
Olive My Cousins
a play on the phrase “I love my cousins”
What’s Up, Cuz?
The Weird Ones
Ladies and the Tramps
reference to the 1955 film Lady and the Tramp
Best Friends Forever
Cluster of Cool
Sons of Chuck Norris
A League of Our Own
a play on the 1992 film A League of Their Own
a play on the musical Les Miserables
America’s Best Chance
Colony of Weirdos
The Next Generation
Heirs to the Throne
Family Team Name Generator
How to Create a Great Family Team Name
As you can see in our list above, the best family team names include a couple of elements: family- or friend-related words and references that everyone in the room will understand.
Consider the following tips if you decide to create your own family team name:
Use your last name… or don’t.
Using your last name as an element of your team name is a simple and obvious way to come up with a name.
If your last name sounds like another word, you share it with a famous historical figure, etc., you can easily come up with puns or wordplay inspired by it.
However, because this tip is so obvious, you may also want to do the opposite! For a truly unique team name, avoid using your last name altogether — especially if there are a lot of teams that might pick a similar name, such as at a family reunion.
Consider who is in your group.
Are you on a team with your parents and siblings? Or perhaps you’re paired with your siblings only, or cousins?
Considering the people in your group can help guide your team name if you choose to include direct reference’s to the group’s relationship, like “fam,” “cuz,” or “sisters.”
Call on pop culture.
Is there a sitcom you used to watch with your family? A favorite movie that you and your siblings have watched dozens of times?
You can get inspiration from the title, character names, or famous quotes for your team name.
This can be particularly fun if you have teams divided along generational lines — you’ll quickly see the differences in favorite films, TV shows, and music!
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