I love to play board games, but right now the only one’s we are playing in our house are Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders and Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Don’t get me wrong I love spending mommy time with my kids, but I need a little adult interaction now and then (besides explaining to the checkout lady how 20 jars of sprinkles got into my shopping cart). So, when family gets together- we like to play games. Here are some of our favorites.
Balderdash is the best bluffing game, and seeing what definitions players come up with is hilarious! You need some knowledge, but no luck or strategy to win this game. BoardGameRatings.com gave it 4 stars while reviewers gave it 5. $24.99 on Amazon.
Settlers of Catan is for all you “strategic” minded players. In this game you want to be the dominant group on a remote island by settling the wilderness. You have to cleverly trade and build your cities. A fairly complex game, with not a ton of luck but more strategy. Fun, and this is a game the guys will play! $33.59 on Amazon.
Apples to Apples. I love this game and younger kids can play also. I like it because there are no wrong answers. It’s all a matter of opinion. This game is very little luck or strategy, but creativity and interaction are a big part. It’s a fast moving game and great for families! It also teaches kids the difference between nouns and adjectives. $20 Amazon.
Ticket to Ride. This is my game of choice at the moment. (and not just because I’m a Carpenters fan) The object of this game is to travel to the most cities in North America, and building the longest train. It can be cutthroat or laid back. The artwork is great, it’s built durable and so so fun! You can see another post on it here. $35.95 Board Game Ratings dot com. Cheaper than Amazon.
Curses. Play this game with your craaazy friends! You have to get into this game to make it fun. You choose challenge cards for example: you have to talk like you have a golf ball in your mouth, you are fingerless, you are giving cpr to a hamster. You keep getting “curses” and it gets hard to do them all at the same time. If you forget a curse and someone catches you, you flip your curse card. Three flipped and you are out. Its a great interaction and creativity game! $23 Amazon.
A few more of my favorites: (which, by the way, all got 5 star ratings…)
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