Friday Favorites 04.06.2018

Friday Favorites 04.06.2018

Hey y’all!

It’s FRIDAY! Whoop! What a week it has been….

I’m linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Friday Favorites. I thought I would share some of my favorite board games that I currently enjoy or have enjoyed playing in the past.

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.

Scattergories

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.

Taboo

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.

Heads Up!

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.

Watch Ya’ Mouth

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.

Scene It?

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.

Houston-in-a-box

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!

Scotland Yard 

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”

Mexican Train Dominoes 

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!

It’s All Fun and Games,



12 thoughts on “Friday Favorites 04.06.2018”

  • Watch Ya’ Mouth is a funny game. The first time I played it I was laughing too hard to even try to say anything haha.

    My extended family and I really enjoy playing Catch Phrase! We play in a giant circle and it’s a ton of fun. It’s great for any size group.

    • We couldn’t play watch ya’ mouth seriously the first time around. everyone looked and sounded so funny!
      Ahh how could I forget Catch Phrase! that’s fun one too!

  • Love most of these but I had not heard of Scotland Yard! I will have to look into that one because I love mysteries! Thanks for sharing!

  • I love Scattegories. I used to play it all the time. We would bring it out at the holidays and get everyone in on it. But that was sooo long ago. I think I need to bring that back.

  • I love this list! I admit, though, I love the idea of playing family board games, but something always goes amiss and then everyone is sour, so the reality of playing is something entirely different. Maybe I just need to keep trying, ha ha. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left for my little Levi and wishing him a happy birthday. Hope you have a great week!

    • That can be a bummer!! It’s not for everyone I’m sure there are other types of games or activities that can be better! Maybe those minute to win-it games would be better- at least they’re short 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Bethany! Have a fantastic week!

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