What's your family's favorite game?

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What's your family's favorite game?
Sun, 01-04-2004 - 10:11am

We used to play board games a lot in our house. Unfortunately, due to Sam and Rachel's either losing interest or not agreeing on what game to play, and, frankly, laziness on dh and my part, we haven't been playing a lot lately. Last year, the kids were really into Clue for a few weeks, and over the summer we played cards (gin) quite a bit.

I always like to get new games for Chanukah, because game-playing is more traditional to the holiday than general gift-giving. I was at a loss this year, since we have most common, popular games (gathering dust ;-). I stumbled upon a holiday game store. I bought 2 inexpensive card games. One is called "Blurt" and we've been having so much fun with it! Well worth the $3.95 I spent on it. Each player in turn, reads a definition from the card. The first of the other players to blurt out the right word, wins the card. First player with 10 cards wins. Dh and I handicapped ourselves by not blurting the word until the definition was finished being read. There are about 6 levels on each card, so we'll "use up" the game eventually.

Do you play board or card games in your house? What's the hot favorite right now?


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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 10:18am
Mostly, of late, because it's easy to throw together anywhere, we've been playing the 12 spot dominoes my parents got us. Otherwise we play a dice game called 10,000, or Sorry!, or various other things. School has been pretty busy this year, and hasn't permitted that much free time, so we try to find the short and sweet ones that we can sneak in; dominoes have found their way to the breakfast table so we can sneak in a game before leaving for school!


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Mon, 01-05-2004 - 10:07am

We love to play games too but unfortunately, it's hard to schedule time to play.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Wed, 01-07-2004 - 9:42am
"Santa" always leaves a family game under the tree - this year it was Sorry. We have been having a great time with that. The favorite, though, was last year's UpWords, kind of a spin off of Scrabble. It has been really fun and challenging and I think our son (10) has learned a lot about spelling and phonics without knowing it! Hee, Hee! We also like Uno and Skip Bo. The commercial on TV for Milton Bradley (I think) shows a family having "Game Night" and ever since seeing that, our son has wanted to do that at least once a week. Because of my hectic work schedule last year, that wasn't always possible, but I also realized that a lot of that was because of me. This year, one of my resolutions is to put the family as my priority. So far, so good! So we shut the TV off and get the card table out! It's been great!
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Fri, 01-09-2004 - 3:46pm
We don't usually play games with dd. We are bad parents! I detest most games and just try to lose as fast as possible and then dd gets angry, which is understandable. BUT, my mom got her this card game called Set for Christmas. My brother was already a fan and we all spent a week playing Set. It is really a good and simple matching game and can also be played solitaire. I just don't know where my mom found it, but probably Amazon has it.
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Mon, 01-12-2004 - 12:01pm
I love it when we find games that both the adults and kids can play together. One that was suggested to me I finally purchased and my own elderly aunts love it so much they went out and bought it. It's easy for kids age 8 and up, also. It's called Sequence and you can get it at Target. It's a board game using cards. It's one that we get out at holidays when things are winding down in the evenings for all to play.

My son also got one that we both really like this holiday, it's called Racko. I've never heard of it before, but we love it.

I'm going to try to find "Blurt" because it sounds like something that a younger age might be able to play, or do you have to be a reader?