When was the last time you sat around a table and played a board game with your family or friends? Houseboating is the perfect opportunity to do that. Just about anyone can pass the time with these fun games that require minimal equipment and maximum fun!


Easy to pack and unbreakable, dominos can be played just about anywhere.


The list of card games is endless. From Kings to War to Spades, a few decks of cards can provide hours of entertainment.

Glow in the Dark Ring Toss

Use glow in the dark rings and toss them into an empty cooler or box. This is a great game for all ages.

Board Games

Many board games come with a few pieces but can provide hours of fun. Yatzee, Farkle, UNO and Connect Four are all-time favorites for everyone.


Houseboats offer smooth sailing and a couple extra sets of eyes and hands to help put together a difficult puzzle. Break out that puzzle that you couldn’t finish the last time. Make it a family effort.

Dice Games

There are countless games involving dice such as Liar’s Dice, Bones, and casino-type games. If you’re gambling, you can use these things for gambling chips:

  • Bottle Caps
  • Buttons
  • Dried Pasta
  • Jelly Beans
  • Pebbles
  • Pennies
  • Pretzels
  • Pull tabs from cans
  • Sunflower Seeds