How better to celebrate the love of family and friends than by kicking their asses at some board games. Unfortunately our futuristic technologies have left us with little ways to cheat and fib our way to the top of the board game mountain. Most classics have been adapted to computer games these days or computerized at smaller levels within the board game itself, and if I’m being honest they just aren’t as fun as they used to be that way. So here is my list of top ten board games, Eric also made one awhile back and you can view his list Right Here. Enjoy
I played this as a pretty young kid and then again while Kassi was a pretty young kid. There’s nothing to it but some luck really, but fun to play every once in awhile just the same.
We found this at a garage sale a couple years back and it’s incredibly fun to play, unfortunately you can’t really play it often because you will soon remember all the answers to the trivia questions. We played it at Eric’s mom’s house at holidays as well as Cranium family edition.
8. The Game of Life
I still enjoy this game now, and I always go to college at the beginning. One time I had so many kids that I needed a second vehicle just to cart them all around time, lol.
When I first got this game I probably annoyed the shit out of my mom with it’s insanely loud buzzing when you hit the sides. Guess I learned quite quickly I wasn’t cut out to be a surgeon after all, of course then I found out that blood makes me weak in the knees and pale in the face, so it REALLY wasn’t my destiny after all. Regardless I still enjoyed this game & would actually like to play it again sometime.
To anyone that played this with me and lost, I cheated and if you played with me and won well you must have been cheating too, lol. Not as bad as Barney and Robin from HIMYM, I never did stack my ships on top of each other. But I have put them diagonally and moved them if you hit them. I haven’t tried the new electronic version, but I have played online and I’m not quite as good when I can’t cheat, lol.
I absolutely love this game, but rarely actually get a chance to play because like I hate playing Monopoly with Eric (because he takes it too seriously), he hates playing Boggle with me because he always loses. I might however try to get him to play this Christmas with me, maybe if I promise I’ll watch a Christmas movie with him ;-P
4. Trivial Pursuit
We don’t own any of these except Pop Culture ones, but enjoy playing almost all of them. I don’t like playing the Disney one though because I always get my ass handed to me. My two worst subjects would have to be sports (because I don’t know anyone’s names) & music (Again because I don’t know any names, I like whatever I like, That’s it that’s all). We used to play these quite often. but haven’t in awhile so maybe I’ll use this to bargain a couple rounds of Boggle, hehe.
Another one that has been re-invented to be more appealing to the technologically savvy younger generation. I don’t even know if I’d know how to play it anymore, but it was a lot of fun when I was younger. I always wanted to be Ms.Scarlet with the revolver. Did I cheat at this one too? Of course, anytime I had a chance to peek at the envelope I did, lol.
There really aren’t many of the Cranium games that I do not enjoy, we bought a card like one that sucks and I didn’t enjoy the pop 5 one that much either. But regular Cranium is a ton of fun, especially when you’ve got larger groups. Word to the wise, grab extra play-doh theirs goes hard pretty quickly.
I used to be really good at this game, then something happened and I’m not so good anymore 😦 Eric beats me because I leave the good squares open, what’s up with that. Don’t get me wrong, my words are usually better, but he plays in the better spots because I sacrifice my words for the sake of the board. I’m such a Scrabble martyr, ahaha.
We play this pretty often now, though we never get through the whole 16 lists. We just made two lists of our own this week, and I think we should make a couple more. It’s nice to get away from things that you start knowing after awhile. We don’t play weird letters usually unless we want a real challenge, which is rare, lol
Some honourable mentions have to go out to:
When Leah and I were younger we played this for hours. We took out all the bad Chance cards and eliminated the tax squares, played hotels without buying houses first, bought property on the first round and played hotels when we didn’t own the whole set. We were the worst Monopoly players on the face of the Earth.
Any board game that came with a creepy videotape was alright with me. I managed to get a copy of this about 12-14 years ago (Holy Crap, I am OLD!) from a friend and played it with Kass (who was pretty young at the time) and it scared the crap out of her & I felt a little bit bad, but probably not bad enough to not laugh. Sorry sis!
5 WORDS >>>>>Play this while you’re drinking!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season no matter what you celebrate, or even if you don’t maybe you’ll have some free time anyway. Either way, Happy Holidays to all!!