Drop Your Electronics and Play a Game!
It’s Spring Break/Easter season and this means that several people will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate. One thing we love to do as a family is to play games. Here are our top 10 Favorite Games.
Wits & Wagers: This game is a great group game. There is a trivia question that is asked. Each team must guess a numerical answer to the question. (Ex: How many women have been to the moon?). The teams then listen to the other team’s guess and decide to put their “poker like chips” on their answers or the other team’s answer. You get points for being the closest without going over and if you put your chips on the closest answer.
2. What Do You Meme?: Regular and Family: If you have played Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, you will not have a problem playing this game. One person pulls a card with a funny picture. Each player has seven cards with funny sayings on them. Each player will choose one of the seven cards to hand the person who drew the picture card. This person gets to decide which person‘s answer fits best with the picture. The original game is only appropriate for adults. We like the Family one because the kids can play with us.
3. Telestrations: Did you ever play telephone with your friends growing up? One person whispers into the next person’s ear and at the end, you figure out if the last person’s answer is the same as the first person’s statement. This is the gist of this game but you do it by drawing pictures. Each person starts with a book that has a dry erase surface. You pick a card and draw a picture. You hand the book to the person next to you and they have to guess what you drew. They then pass the book to the next person and they must draw what their neighbor’s guess is. The books make it around to each player. You get a point if the last person ends of answering what the correct original card said. This game is hilarious.
4. Scattergories: This game is an oldie but a goodie. We love playing it and think the company has done a good job in updating the catergrories throughout the years.
5. Rummikub: We like this game because two or more people can play it. It’s great for a fun date night with your partner.
6. Jenga: Jenga is a fun game that even younger kids can play. For gifts, sometimes I get a blank one and include sharpie markers for the tiles. When you are playing it, you have to answer the question that is on the tile that you pull. There are tons of sights like above that give you great examples of questions.
7. Yahtzee: This one is a fun and easy game that you forget about.
8. Cards: Cards are great to always have around in the house or the car. Our kids have loved to play UNO since they were really small. The adults in my family love to play Rook or Spades.
9. Overrated/Underrated: This game is fun to play at the dinner table or just in a group. One person picks a topic (Example: Cereal, Fast Food places, Ice cream flavor, etc). Each person goes around the table stating which item in this category is overrated and underrated. Example: Fast Food Places: In my opinion, Jack In the Box is completely overrated. I do not like going there to eat. I think that Arby’s is underrated because they have my favorite sandwhich, a Reuben, on the menu. They also have other items that are really good. You can use any category to play this game. If you are playing with really small children, you may adapt the words to Like/Don’t Like if you think Overrated/Underrated would be too confusing.
10. Etsy Downloads: My friends know that when I host a party, I love to play a few games that are fast. I usually go on Etsy and find an already made game that I can buy, download, and print off myself. Corrin’s fun Valentine Games for her Valentine Party came from Etsy. I bought a Christmas game packet for Christmas themed games (Ex: Christmas movie trivia, etc). The prices are very cheap and usually the person who creates these ends up making them super cute. We will be driving in the car for nine hours each way for Spring Break. I decided to find some fun car games for the kids to pass time. I found tons on Etsy and ended up ordering from this Etsy Store JCSpaperdesigns. The packet included several games and I laminated the ones that I feel we can use over and over. It was only $4.25 which to me was a steal given the quality. You will not be disappointed if you buy this pack. I’m including one of the photos from JCS paper designs below so you can see an example.
My question for you is this: What games are you and your family obsessed with?