Tried & True (Games)
To say I love playing games would be a giant understatement. I’m always the first person to suggest a game and I’m always down to learn something new. During the holiday season my love for cozying up at home with a fire going and playing a game with some close friends/family increases tenfold. There’s truly no other place I’d like to be. These are some of the games that I reach for again and again. They never let me down.
Uno Attack: I use this game for speech therapy a lot but it’s also fun for everyone! This is a great idea if you know you’ll be playing with some children. It’s a fun twist on traditional Uno. We played it with my boyfriend’s family at Thanksgiving and everyone loved it.
Five Crowns: This is a new one for me but I’m now hooked and just anxiously waiting till I get to play it again. It’s a lot like Gin Rummy but with some fun twists. I know my parents are bringing it up to Tahoe when we celebrate New Years all together and I can’t wait!!
What Do you Meme?: This was the ultimate hit last Christmas and I’m really hoping we bring it out again this year. I’m a sucker for games like this (like a Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples) and love that you can tailor it to fit whatever kind of group you’re with (you know what I’m saying ;) ).
Bananagrams: This is such a classic cabin game for me that I had to include it. I’m not very good at this game but I love it anyways. I’m always looking for fun 2 person games and this one for sure fits that category.
Life: I was thinking about what my favorite board game would be and while I can think of a lot more that I love, Life is such a classic. I loved playing this game growing up and I love it still. My family has an updated version with credit cards and it adds a fun twist to the game!
Deck of Cards: You really can’t go wrong here. I love Hearts, Gin Rummy, Speed, a good game of Go Fish, you name it! My absolute favorite for a group of people is Hearts though. I carry around a deck of cards in my purse just in case the occasion arises. You never know! I’ve forced my boyfriend and mom to play with me on plane rides too!