15 April 2009

Playing Games

Does your family like to play board games? Ours does! I grew up playing board games~my parents weren't big tv watchers and we didn't even have on until I was in 6th grade. We played lots of games!
Some of our faves back in the day were Pit, Probe, Othello, Monopoly, Life, Triominos, Uno...just to name a few. When I was even younger I loved the classic games like Hi-Ho-Cherry-O, Candy Land and Memory.
Now my children love to play games and I'm so glad. They have some of the new versions of the classics (my old versions are at Nana & Papi's for them to play with there) and also games that weren't around when I was a kid. I also like to look for games at the big seasonal consignment sales that I shop. It's so fun to get a game in great condition for $1!
Vince and I love to play games, too! Although for a while we had to ban ourselves from playing Phase 10 before bedtime~we are both SO competitive and we were going to bed mad at each other. haha!
We love to have friends over to play games. Some great group games that we like are Scene It, Cranium, Family Feud and Scattergories.
I'd love to hear about the games that you and your family like to play! Maybe we'll discover a new favorite.


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Love Taboo! Hubby and I can kick tail in that game because we've known each other for so long and can read each others minds. It helps that I'm a talker. But I can give obscure clues without using the taboo words and he can get it when no one else would have a clue what I was talking about.

I prefer card games to board games usually. Have you tried Dutch Blitz (your kids are probably a little young to play against you unless you slow down, but it's like Nertz). Check out CBD if you haven't heard of it.

Raggedy Girl said...

We have a whole cabinet full of games in our trailer...camping is big game time. Favorites include Dominoes, Apples to Apples, and Phase 10.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

Lora said...

I forgot about Taboo! We don't own that one, but we LOVE to play it! I've never played Dutch Blitz, but I have seen it in CBD's catalog...I'll have to check it out.

Roberta Anne~
We love to play Apples to Apples, too, and dominos--have you ever played *chicken foot* with them? So fun!

Anonymous said...

We love to play games as well. Pre-kids, my husband I played a lot of Backgammon. Like you and Vince with Phase 10, we'd play at night before bed. However, we're not competitive at all - all friendly. ;). Backgammon is a great 2-person game, as is Cribbage. We have played probably thousands of games of Backgammon since we've been married.

My favorite non-kid games are Scrabble, Risk and Monopoly. For years, Scrabble was our Saturday night tradition. No heading out for a night on the town - we'd turn on some fun music and battle it out with Scrabble.

Games with the kids - well they are 2 and 4 so you can imagine what "level" of games we're at. Sarah - nothing. We're still trying to teach her the concept of turn taking. Charlotte loves Yahtzee Jr, CandyLand (she calls the gingerbread men 'gingerbread ladies'), The Lady Bug Game, and some card games (Go Fish and Old Maid come to mind).

It will be fun as the kids get older and we can play more games as a family.

Jamie said...

We love games at our house too. When I was a kid Othello was one of my favorites. One of the new favorites at our house is Blokus.

Lora said...

You know, I have never played backgammon. Maybe we should try that one sometime.
My daughter loves those card games, too, she's so funny about Old Maid--always sticking the old maid card way out so I'll choose it. lol!

Britt-Arnhild said...

We aso have loads of boardgames like you have.
When we are at the cabin we pay games and cards every night.