Friday Favorites 04.06.2018
It’s FRIDAY! Whoop! What a week it has been….
Growing up, board games were an integral part of my childhood/development. It not only brought family members together for fun and fellowship but promoted teamwork, creativeness, and stimulated novel problem solving skills. It was also a common past time with family gatherings. I remember board games being a New Year’s Eve tradition as we chowed down on finger foods in anticipation of midnight. The grown-ups would play this ridiculously hard game called Outburst and I would try to participate but was far too young.
This is probably one of my all time favorite games. I’ve been playing it since I was a child. Basically, you roll a dice with about 20 sides and list out items from different categories based on the selected letter. For example, you may roll an “S” and have to think up items for 12 different categories (movie, TV station, dessert, girl’s name, etc.) within the allotted time frame. Scoring is based on originality and non-duplicate responses.
A classic party game. You pretty much are trying to get others to say a certain term without saying other words that are closely related. There are different variations of this game but I prefer the classic.
You have to wear a headband containing cards on it while your teammates have to provide clues through different modalities (acting it out, humming, descriptions). It’s a fun game if you and your friends/family members keep up with popular culture.
For a while I didn’t know the actual name of this game. I referred to it as that one game where you wear these uncomfortable mouth devices while bringing back negative flashbacks to my many trips to the dentist. You have to wear these ridiculous mouthpieces (without laughing/spitting on everyone) and pronounce a variety of silly/unusual words and phrases.
There are so many versions of this game out there but the Disney one is my favorite! If you are an ultra fan of movies, sports, Harry Potter, Friends, etc., this game is perfect for you. It’s an interactive DVD game so electronics are involved. You may have to do anything from answering simple trivia questions to watching short clips and answering questions.
In a nutshell, this is like Monopoly but for native Houstonians who have lived there a long time. Some of these “properties” are no longer there but it’s still a token of nostalgia for my family. Fun times playing this game!
This is my mom’s favorite game and it is quite a thriller of a game. All the players pretend to be “Scotland Yard” officers except one person who plays the bad guy, “Mr. X.” You all have to “find him” in downtown London. It’s game based on pure strategy and my dad was always a genius at being “Mr. X”
This is a game our family has played more in recent years. Dominoes are so fun! We often play this game when my family comes to visit my brother and I.
Well these are just a few of my favorite board games! I’m open to suggestions and am all ears! Have a great weekend!
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