Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category
A game called “Guillotine” sure doesn’t sound like a fun family game. And believe me, when I first heard about the Guillotine card game, I quickly wrote it off as well. But I later heard more about it and it sounded light and fun. So I bought a copy a few years ago and have enjoyed playing it with both family and friends.
We recently stumbled across a list of best board games at Ranker.com. This website provides a way for people to create lists and have others vote on the items on the list. Items will move up or down the list depending on the votes.
At the time we saw the list, there had been 7,000 people cast their votes. These were the top 76 board games of all time according to the voters.
If you’re looking for a great card game to accompany your Halloween celebrations this month, then pick up a copy of Gloom.
Gloom is a card game with somewhat of a macabre theme – you’re trying to make your family as gloomy as possible before they die. The more miserable they are when they pass on, the better chance you have of winning.
Just hearing the theme though, we can see how you might be turned off.
It’s a light-hearted game with silly situations that’s a lot of fun to play and laugh along the way.
Matching games are great for young kids. The simple process of matching can build confidence and give kids plenty of enjoyment.
Wig Out is a quick card game of crazy hairstyles that rewards fast matching for up to 6 players. Since its a card game, there’s plenty of luck – which also means victory can be up for grabs.
And with the frantic pace of play, there’s plenty of energy in getting that victory.
“Who wants to play again?”
That’s a typical question around the table after playing a number of great family board games. And it’s especially great to hear when everyone in the family is playing.
One of the games getting that reaction the most in our house is 7 Wonders.
7 Wonders is a fantastic family card game!
We’ve played some big board games before – games with a ton of components that sprawl across every inch of a large table. But we’ve never played a game with such huge dice!
While a game with only 16 dice may not sound like much, the size of these dice draws attention. Each chunky die is a 1 ¼ inch cube and has nice brightly colored pips. The game also comes with a game board to hold the dice in a 4×4 grid for play.
But do the high quality components deliver a high quality game?
If you love games with a lot of luck and randomness, then Fluxx is the card game for you. Or we should say, one of the Fluxx card games is for you. Because Fluxx comes in a variety of themes.
And two of the latest Fluxx games from Looney Labs are Pirate Fluxx and Monster Fluxx – themes with a wide appeal.
Today while talking to a co-worker, she mentioned that when her family gets together, they love to play Apple to Apples.
When it comes to modern party games, a lot of people are familiar with Apples to Apples and enjoy playing it with family and friend. It’s a simple game of picking the best matches among a set of words.
Well, there’s a new party game about making matches for you to take a look at – Pluckin’ Pairs.
We love to play board games as a family. It’s a great time to gather around the table, face-to-face and challenge each other to a mental match. There are so many benefits of playing games together as a family – especially in today’s world of constant digital distractions. But even though we enjoy it, it […]
I was quite surprised this morning when I saw not 1, but 2 articles about board games in our local newspaper today!
The first headline that caught my eye on the front page of the Entertainment section was “We are living in a board game renaissance“. Which got a hearty “You bet!” from me.