We are board game people. Are you? We have them all. You name it. We have it. And we play them together all the time. Beginning last spring, we started playing a game after dinner every night. Right now our game of choice is Sorry! My 6 year old son used his birthday gift card from Mr. Tar Jay last week to buy it. He passed up all the other stuff in the toy section because he was adamant that that was what he wanted. He had never played it. He had no idea what it was. He had only seen it at the beach house we rent in the Outer Banks and was intrigued by it. Well, ok then. So he bought it, and now, we can't get enough of it. Wanna know what else we're playing? Oh, I thought you'd never ask....
Yahtzee - We finally got my son to realize that you can't roll for a Yahtzee everytime, as many times as it takes to get it. He still likes to go for it, though. We just limit it to three rolls. Game rules you know.
Monopoly Junior - Yes, my son has channeled his inner Donald Trump because he does not usually lose. And does not like to lose if he ever does. And he takes all your money. And your properties. All while laughing. Heartless.
Trouble - This game is addictive. We played this almost every night through the spring. Thus, it was time to move on. Still love that popper thing, though.
Blokus - This is a new one for us and does require some spatial reasoning. Reasoning I don't have. It is really fun though and makes you think. Hard. Sometimes, too hard. Especially when you are sipping wine and playing it.
Sequence - We have the original version and the Junior version which is way too easy for the kids right now. Time to introduce them to the grown up version. "The Man" and I played this all the time before the kids were born.
Scrabble Junior - My husband and I love regular Scrabble but just started the kids on the Junior version. They love it.
Phase 10 is a card game that my husband and I played along with Scrabble and Sequence before kids. Love it. Addictive. Now I need to get Little Red Riding Hood into it. Well, not because it's addictive. Because it's fun.
We also went through a Clue Junior stage with Little Red Riding Hood several years ago and haven't played it since. But that might need to come back into the rotation as Clue is one of my favorite games ever. I still think Professor Plum had a thing for Miss Scarlett. Or was it Colonel Mustard? We also have OPERATION which I loved as a kid, but the buzzer scared the patooties out of Hunka Hunka when we first got it. As a result, "Sam," the patient, has been in the morgue for two years waiting for his "funny bone" to be replaced. Might need to try it out again. Can't live with a "wrenched knee" and "butterflies in the stomach" forever. Oh, oh wait. I played Battleship with my nephew recently. I can still hear those commericals, "Oh, you sunk my battleship!" So, that's what I ALWAYS have to say. Head slap and all.
I could go on and on, but then you would get bored, hearing about our board....oh that was bad.
So, do you play games, and if so, what do you like to play?