If your hot tub isn’t already a regular part of family game night, you’re missing out! If you’ve owned your spa long, you already know that people of all ages love using the hot tub. It’s probably one of the few things your tweens and teens will voluntarily set aside their electronic devices for. Any time you spend together as a family in the hot tub will be fun. But, if you want to take it to the next level — and get every member of the family psyched for family night — try out these family-friendly hot tub games.
Ping Pong Panic
The goal of this game is to avoid all the floating ping pong balls, as more and more balls are added to the water. This one will have the whole family shrieking with laughter. Here’s how to play. Start by adding 5 ping pong balls to the center of the hot tub. As they float around, do whatever it takes to avoid touching one. Blow it away when it comes near you, splash, make waves… just don’t let it hit you. Then, every 30 seconds, add five more balls to the water. If one of the floating balls touches you, you’re out. The last person remaining, wins!
Rubber Duckie Races
Pick your rubber duckie and then help him be the fastest to race to the other side by making waves or blowing air. If your duckie touches the other wall first, you win. Or, for a fun modification, let everyone pick a different type of floating toy or object and see who made the better pick. Will your floating plastic cup beat your son’s bath toy? Or will your daughter’s rubber duckie beat them all?
Waterproof Cards and Board Games
What’s your family’s favorite board game? There’s a good chance you can find a waterproof version of it. Or, grab a waterproof deck of cards, set a floating table in the center of the hot tub (or a foam cooler lid or upside-down plastic bin lid makes a good substitution), and play a few rounds of Slapjack.
Need some inspiration for your next hot tub game night? Stop by one of our showrooms! From toys to lights and decor that will help you create a fun mood around your backyard hot tub oasis, we’ve got lots of accessories to choose from. Or, if you need a hot tub to go with those incredible games, we’ve got just the spa for you!