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13 Eco-Friendly Games To Play With Your Friends and Family

By Desirée Kaplan

Board games have always been a great way to bring friends and family together, but they're rarely eco-friendly. Whether it's plastic materials or lots of unnecessary packaging, games can be pretty rough on the environment. Nowadays, there are endless options for greener ways to play. Whether a traditional game like bingo or Monopoly with a new environmental slant, or just cards and table games made with more eco-friendly materials, the sky's the limit on how to spend your time with loved ones.

Below are 13 lucky games for you to play indoors, outdoors, and everywhere in between. Also, keep in mind that second hand or gently used games are also a great option that can help keep items out of landfills!

1. Bug Bingo

This is not your grandma’s bingo. Learn about creepy crawlers like the Giant Hawker Dragonfly in this colorful bingo set which features 64 bug species. Pick one up on Amazon for $27.10.

2. Tic-Tac-Toe

This version of the classic past-time is handmade in the USA using baltic birch wood for the board. You can grab a set from This And That Etc. for $20. Looking for a more minimalist version? See Hangman below for an even simpler way to play.

3. UNO, Wilderness Edition

Heads, shoulders, knees, and #UNO! 👣👐🏃 📸: Ali C.

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Card games are key for on-the-go entertainment while camping, road-tripping, or fishing. This wilderness-themed UNO set gives the coveted “wild card” a new meaning. Grab one here for $5.99.