Family Feud, a hilarious game of questions and answers, pits two families against each other guessing the most common answers to everyday questions. The TV show premiered in 1976, and, with Steve Harvey as the host in 2020, remains probably the most popular game show on television today.

The key to a fun game is the selection of Family Feud questions. In this article, we will begin with general game information, including materials and how to play the game. Next we will suggest some Family Feud topics which will help you create your own questions. We also have a list of general Family Feud questions and answers, as well as Family Feud questions for kids. Read on to plan and prepare for a fun evening of Family Feud with your family or friends.

Family Feud Game

Family Feud Game

One of the great things about Family Feud is the simplicity of the game. All you need is a set of questions and a few simple materials to get started. To play an at-home version of Family Feud, you will need the following:

  • Two teams of from three to five players, each with a leader
    Your players probably will not be from different families. You may be playing it as a party game or dividing your extended family into two teams. Try to match the teams as much as possible in composition, i.e. a parent, grandparent, and child on each team.
  • A “host
    You need someone to ask the questions, record answers, and keep score.
  • A gong, bell, or other device to signal time is up
    It does not matter what you use as a signal, as long as it is loud enough for everyone to hear.
  • A white board
    You will need to write down the answers as they are given.
  • A scorecard
    A smaller white board works well.
  • A list of questions and answers
    The questions are survey type with multiple answers (usually five) appropriate for the players as far as age, sophistication, and difficulty.

How to Play?

Decide on the number of rounds before the start of the game. The host reads out one question for the leaders from each team to answer. The team whose leader gives the highest scoring answer – the one most often chosen – decides if they want to continue with that survey question or pass it to the other team. The members from the playing team will guess the other possible answers without consulting other team members. A wrong answer is a strike. If a team gets three strikes, the opposing team gets a chance to answer and gets all the points if they are correct. Points are awarded based upon the frequency of an answer.

For example, if the questions reads, “What is the most often ordered pie?” The scoring might be as follows based upon the top number being the most frequent answer with the others in descending order:

  • Apple – 30
  • Cherry – 27
  • Chocolate Cream – 20
  • Peach – 14
  • Coconut Cream – 9

Any other answer is a strike.

An alternative way to play which works very well for younger players is to give each answer a point value from five down to one. Score keeping is easier and quicker and the game moves along without interruption for point tallying.

Family Feud Topics

Family Feud Topics

Almost any topic will work for a Family Feud game. You will need to write your own questions eventually if your family plays the game often. The problem is that if you use the same questions over and over, players remember the answers with the highest score. The questions we have provided in this article will last you for quite a few games, after which you will need to create your own. Choosing a good topic is the first step in creating Family Feud questions. In this section of the article, we share some common Family Feud topics with a few sample questions for each topic. You should be able to create your own questions with just a bit of ingenuity and maybe some research into on-line surveys.

Food

A vegetable you dislike eating

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrot
  • Peas
  • Spinach

What you do when you put hot food in your mouth

  • Spit it out
  • Gulp it
  • Drink water
  • Shout “hot, hot”
  • Choke

Things you find in a salad

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Dressing
  • Chicken
  • Nuts

Things in a sandwich

  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam

Work

A reason for being late to work

  • Getting up late
  • Traffic
  • Bus delay
  • Weather
  • Car breakdown

How people travel to work

  • Car
  • Walk
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

Advantage of working from home?

Feelings

What you love about summer

  • Summer vacation
  • Can go to the beach
  • The weather
  • Can eat ice cream
  • Can go out and play

Something that helps when you feel tense

Something that makes you feel like a kid again

  • Disneyland
  • Playing with kids
  • Riding a bicycle
  • Eating candy
  • Jumping

What you do when they cannot sleep

  • Browse social media
  • Read a book
  • Chat with family or friends
  • Drink wine
  • Listen to music

Popular Things

Most popular car colour

  • Red
  • White
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Silver

Most popular family pet

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Fish
  • Rabbit
  • Turtle

A popular breakfast food

  • Toast
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Milk

Family Feud Questions and Answers

Family Feud questions and answers help a game remain fun and exciting when they are on topics everyone can relate to. It is okay for answers to be easy, but some should test and try an individual’s mind and originality. This leads to some hilarious answers that make this game remain a family favourite. We have listed questions and answers on many different topics to increase your enjoyment of the game.

Something never to forget to pack on a trip

  • Money
  • Underwear
  • Toothbrush
  • Medicines
  • Camera

You would find this on a man’s arm

  • Watch
  • Bracelet
  • Tattoo
  • Hair
  • Scar

Things people donate

  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Shoes

What a dog does most of the time

  • Sleep
  • Eat
  • Bark
  • Play
  • Dig

Things that melt when it is hot

  • Snow
  • Candle
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Crayon

What you think of when you hear the word magic

  • Harry Potter
  • Genie
  • Fairy godmother
  • Magic wand
  • Magic hat

What kids say when they brag about their dad

  • Strong
  • Fearless
  • Has a cool job
  • Takes them to places
  • Has a cool car

What parents never allow kids to skip

  • Breakfast
  • Brushing teeth
  • Bedtime
  • Homework
  • Cleaning room

A reason for people wake up in the middle of the night

  • Need to visit the bathroom
  • Bad dream
  • Hunger/thirst
  • Attend a crying child
  • Heard a noise

The first thing you do after waking up

  • Open eyes
  • Visit the bathroom
  • Brush teeth
  • Shower
  • Turn off the alarm

Something you would never leave home without

  • Mobile phone
  • Money
  • House keys
  • Car keys
  • Purse/Wallet

Something you have in your wallet

  • Money
  • Credit card
  • Driver’s license
  • Photo of the family/spouse
  • Business cards

Annoying things other drivers do

  • Overtake from the wrong side
  • Blow the horn continuously
  • Talk on the cell phone
  • Not use turn signals
  • Drive too fast

Another word for ‘restaurant’

  • Diner
  • Cafe
  • Coffee shop
  • Cafeteria
  • Burger joint

Something you keep on your office desk

  • Computer
  • Notepad
  • Pen stand
  • Water bottle
  • Picture of spouse/ child

Something you buy that is disposable

  • Paper plates
  • Razors
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Diapers

What a person might do after college

  • Get a job
  • Go traveling
  • Start a business
  • Get married
  • Join the military

Siblings fight over this

  • Remote
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Who is more loved
  • Sharing a room

Something that gets tangled

  • Hair
  • Earphones
  • Rope/String
  • Fishing line
  • Long chains

Something people tend to misplace

  • Keys
  • Documents
  • Jewellery
  • Phone
  • Remote

When you throw a party

  • Birthday
  • Getting married
  • Promoted at work
  • Anniversary
  • New year

How you pass the time while on a flight

  • Sleep
  • Read
  • Watch a movie
  • Look out of the window
  • Eat snacks

A profession that starts with the letter ‘T’

  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Telemarketer
  • Truck driver
  • Taxi driver

Things people cram in the car when going to the beach

  • Umbrellas
  • Beach chairs
  • Towels
  • Beach toys
  • Coolers

Activities are scary and fun at the same time

  • Roller coaster
  • Driving fast
  • Skydiving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Horror movies

Things found on a women’s arm

  • Tattoo
  • Hair
  • Bracelet
  • Watch
  • Scar

Another word for ‘restaurant’?

  • Café
  • Eatery
  • Cafeteria
  • Diner
  • Coffee Shop

What dogs bark at

  • Strangers
  • Other dogs
  • When hungry
  • Cats
  • Without reason

Topics discussed at a family get together

  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Old times

A popular dessert

  • Ice cream
  • Cake
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Pastry

Family Feud Questions for Kids

Family Feud Questions for Kids

For your game to be successful, it is important to have good family feud questions for kids. The questions should be relatively simple and relate to their lives. You do want questions that require a bit of thinking to challenge your players. We have not included points for the following list of questions, so that you can add your own method of scoring. Remember to set a time for playing or the score needed to win before you begin.

Name a very large animal.

  • Elephant
  • Hippo
  • Lion
  • Rhino
  • Bear

Places where you are supposed to use your inside voice

  • Library
  • Classroom
  • Movie theatre
  • Worship service
  • The doctor

Things you find in a haunted house

Things you find at the North Pole

  • Santa Claus
  • Elves
  • Snow
  • Reindeer
  • Santa’s sleigh

Things kids brag about the most

  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Pets
  • Family car
  • House

What you do before going to bed

  • Brush teeth
  • Put on PJs
  • Read a story
  • Take a bath
  • Turn off the lights

What you miss about school in the summer

  • Friends
  • Teacher
  • Recess
  • Lunchtime
  • Learning (classes)

What you find in a kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • Food
  • Dishes

Things you do with friends

  • Play
  • Text
  • Talk
  • Laugh
  • Tease

Summer day activities

Things that come in pairs

  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Feet
  • Hands

Difficult subjects in school

  • Mathematics
  • History
  • English
  • Science
  • Geography

Things kids hate doing the most

  • Bathing
  • Homework
  • Cleaning
  • Exercise
  • Mowing

Foods kids love that are not good for them

  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Burgers
  • Ice cream
  • Chips

Least enjoyable things about school

  • Homework
  • Riding the bus
  • Getting up early
  • Bullying
  • My teacher

The person who gives you the best advice

  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Friends
  • Grandparents
  • Teachers

Things at the beach

  • The ocean
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Seaweed
  • Birds

Things kids often lose

  • Toys
  • Books
  • Pencils
  • Money
  • Shoes

Something that is cold

  • Ice cream
  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Milk

Things kids throw at each other

  • Toys
  • Food
  • Pillows
  • Balls
  • Paper

First thing done in the morning

  • Brush teeth
  • Shower
  • Open eyes
  • Make bed
  • Check the time

Things cut with scissors

  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Cloth
  • Hair
  • Food

One colour found in a rainbow

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Purple

Things found under your bed

  • Shoes
  • Slippers
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Clothes

A type of ball

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis ball
  • Beach ball

Something you do right before bed

  • Brush your teeth
  • Read
  • Eat
  • Drink water
  • Say prayers

People to call when you are in trouble

  • Parents
  • Police
  • Friends
  • Relatives
  • Ambulance

Things you find in a picnic basket

  • Sandwiches
  • Cookies
  • Napkins
  • Chips
  • Juice

When kids close their eyes

  • Sleep
  • Prayer
  • Scary movie
  • Hide and seek
  • Making a wish

Things kids should not touch in the kitchen

  • Stove
  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Firelighter

Things found in a park

  • Swings
  • Benches
  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Trees

Common punishments for kids at home

  • No electronics
  • No playtime
  • Grounded
  • Time out
  • Spanking

Reason your teacher wants to talk to your parents

  • Bad grades
  • Misbehaving in class
  • Not doing homework
  • Cheating
  • Bullying

Whether the occasion is a family get together, a birthday party, or a holiday celebration, a game of Family Feud will help create lasting memories of fun. Try customizing questions that fit with the age, experience, and interest of the players. There are not right or wrong way to choose and frame questions and you can adjust how you keep score as well. Set a time for a game and have fun!