Have you all noticed that it has been particularly chilly as of late? Those of you in warm climates, feel free to not rub it in too much. Also, have you noticed that it isn't just chilly, it is at times impossible to leave the house. My brother and his fam were actually housebound.
So what should you do when you are housebound, everything is cancelled, and
You should throw a Family Game Night. Or a Family Game Afternoon. Or a Family Game Just-Finished-Breakfast-And-Already-Stir-Crazy.
In light of all this chilly weather and the eminent case of the stir crazies, I thought I would share a few of our family's favorite games.
They are games for all age groups, because we are at that stage in our family.
The games can all be played by the whole family. The older kids can still enjoy the easier games, especially if they know they will get to play one of their games next. The younger kids can play the harder games if rules are adapted or good old mom and dad assist.
So without any more delay, here are a few of our family's current favorite family games.
1. Zingo: a fun spin on bingo, that uses cute pictures.
2. Clue: a classic, but always fun.
3. Guess What I Am: a guessing game. It includes caricatures cards in which
you insert your face. This is pretty much hilarious.
4. Monopoly Empire: a much easier and kid friendly version of the original.
Plus, it is WAY shorter.
5. Memory: another classic. There are so many versions, you are sure to
find one that fits any child's interest.
6. Apples to Apples Junior: a really fun word game that will be sure
to get giggles trying to match words and/or people with a definition.
We really do love these games. Like I said, we play them often. Sometimes our three older boys will just go in a room and play one together.
Pop a bag of popcorn, whip out a family game, and you should be able to bond and solve the stir-crazies for at least a little while!
We are always looking for more game suggestions. I would love for you to share with me some of your family's favorite games.