Favorite games to play?

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Favorite games to play?
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 9:47pm

Does anyone have any favorite games that you play with your family?

I wish we did more game playing. My DD and I have played Scrabble, but she still needs a lot of help. I tried playing Monopoly with her and she hated it because she disliked when she had to pay me money and she felt horrible guilt when I had to pay her. LOL! She likes Battleship. And she likes card games like Uno. It's been ages since we've played Candyland or Chutes and Ladders, but maybe we should pull those out again. She'd probably still enjoy those games. We've also enjoyed Yahtzee - I need to pull that game out again, too!

She's also got a Planet Earth trivia game (it has a DVD that goes along with the board game, kind of like Scene It) and she beats the pants off of all of us when we play that. The kid is so smart!

Any other game ideas?

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 5:20am

I always found that it was just me and DD who played board games.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 8:19am

We have quite a few board games but now that Travis is almost 12 it seems we don't play them much anymore.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:56am

At our house it's Candy Land and Hi Ho Cherry-O.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 12:32pm
DS is 18 and not home much, but we still play Yahtzee, Scrabble, Sorry!, Parcheesi, and in the past loved Uno, Boggle, Candyland, Chutes/Ladders. He liked Monopoly and Risk but did that with friends as dh and I didn't usually have time for those! We also played a great card game called 10,000 when my parents were around, or go fish, War, or Old Maid.

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 11:01am
Chess is a lot of fun! Have you seen the 4-way chess boards? Those games can get kind of crazy (well, as "crazy" as chess can be, I suppose)!

Apples to Apples is a lot of fun. They have a kid version, but we haven't tried that one.

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 11:02am
Yes, Uno too. Have you seen the specialty decks? There is a Harry Potter set that has "invisibility" and "shield" cards that makes the game more interesting.

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 1:48pm

Yes we had High School Musical Uno but only plyed it once then gave it away.

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 8:37pm
Oh, I like the idea of matching games with math concepts! I might have to make my own! We homeschool, so that would be fantastic for our learning! Thanks for the idea!

I love Rummikub! We don't often play it here at home because my DD hasn't gotten to the point of being able to play without help and it's really not a lot of fun when it's just the two of us and I'm essentially playing both sides of the game. LOL! It's the same with Scrabble once the game board gets more full.

But, I love playing it with my parents and sisters (and then we'll have my DD help one of us, so she can get the idea of how to do things, but not have to play all on her own).
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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 8:39pm
Where our homeschool group meets, they have a foosball table (two, actually) and my DD likes to play it occasionally.

My parents have air hockey at their house and my DD loves playing that! She's pretty good, too. :)
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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 8:42pm
My DD wishes she had a Wii, but we don't have the money for it and to be honest, I kind of like not having it. I'd hear incessant begging to play it, so I'm glad it's only when she goes to friends' houses.
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