When my son was home from college we spent a lot of time playing games. He’s very good at strategy games and also seems to be very lucky, so it was quite a thrill when I was able to beat him. I know a mother shouldn’t gloat, but ….
The theme for today’s Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness is Winter Activities. While you can play these games any time of year, playing board games is a great way to have fun inside when it’s cold and dreary outside.
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Five Games We Like To Play
One of my favorite games is Quirkle. It’s easy to learn and seems simple, but strategy and luck can make a difference. I also find the colors and feel of the tiles very satisfying.
A game that takes a bit more time is Ticket To Ride. We first played this at a friend’s house, but I got our own version in an attempt to minimize the number of times I have to play Risk. 🙂
Another family favorite is Mexican Train Dominos. The directions we have aren’t 100% clear, so we never play by exactly the same rules, but it’s a fun game that’s only mildly competitive–or we just haven’t figured out how to sabotage each other yet. 😉
I enjoyed playing Yahtzee as a kid, and it’s still fun, although I spend way to much time agonizing over how to fill out my score card!
My son is very good at Backgammon, so the night I kept beating him was a rare treat. I got amazingly lucky with the dice–rolling doubles just when I needed them–and came from behind a few times.
Do you have a family game night?
What is your favorite game?
Who usually wins?