We spent Saturday night playing board games with my family. I love board games. I’ll always pass on playing cards (I hate cards) but not Board Games. They’re exciting and fun and they can get people out of their shell.
I like any kind of board game but some more so than others. Trivia games make me viciously competitive. Puzzle games make me feel like an idiot (especially when I play against the husband). So I particularly games that are lighthearted and involve lots of shouting and big groups of people.
Here are some Fun Board Games that are my favourites.
We play Things a lot with our friends, mostly because you can play it anywhere and you don’t even need to own the game to play. It just takes some pens, strips paper, and creative minds to come up with your own “Things” to get this game going. Like, Things Sam never does in the kitchen. . . or Things you would never tell your grandma. . . or anything like that.
This was a big hit with our family a couple years back and I think it needs to make a comeback. It’s loud and rowdy and easy to pick up and play with just about anyone. And, the more the merrier.
I’ve never played this game and kept any kind of score; it’s more of a fun activity than a competitive game. The whole process of drawing pictures and guessing what they are supposed to be can get pretty damn ridiculous if you’re playing with the right crowd.
To get the idea, this tumblr is genius: The Horrors of Scribblish. You’re welcome.
Cranium has it all: words, acting, drawing, and trivia. It’s a really good game to play with a big group of people because it gets pretty wild.
And then there’s My All Time Favourite . . .
There are not a lot of things I would say that I am extraordinarily skilled at, but I’ll freely admit that at Monster Mash I am prodigious. I don’t think I’ve ever been beaten and I blow the competition out of the water. . .
. . . unfortunately that means no one ever wants to play
What are your favourite board games?
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