The other day I was suffering from lack of sleep and feeling rather grumpy and decided that keeping busy was far preferable to sitting around feeling growly. Getting busy is generally the best attitude adjustment I can make. Do you ever have that?
Anyways, I decided to clean off our games shelf. I’ve been feeling a bit dissatisfied with it lately and games were starting to scatter throughout the house. I wanted to share with you some of our favourite games, perhaps they might become some of your favourites as well. Today let’s learn about fun games for your family. I’ll give amazon affiliate links if you want to look into them further.
There are all sorts of games available for us aren’t there. Card games, ball games, board games, dice games and so much more. Playing games helps us build good memories, learn new skills, learn to think logically and just have fun.
I have a teenage son, and overall he likes playing games with his mom, but he prefers them to be strategy games. Games that are pure chance don’t interest him a whole lot. By FAR his most favourite games require strategy to win. Games like Everdell, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, chess, viticulture and Blokus. He just adores figuring out the best way to play a game and is really good at figuring out the best way to combine moves. His skill surprises me sometimes. I’m even getting used to losing with grace! It’s not as easy as it sounds……
Quick Play Games
Some nights we just want a game we can play quickly. A game that doesn’t take a lot of brainpower and still makes a lad smile. These are generally card games. Uno, Saboteur, SkipBo, War, Tenzi, Wizard, and such like. Fast-paced, no full strategy, who wins depends on how the cards are played. Mind, when we play war it’s with a regular deck of cards, I was surprised to see they actually turned it into a card game.
Games that make us laugh
When we play a game in the afternoon rather than in the evening we’ll often play a game that takes a different skill set. Games like wonky, topple, jenga, frustration/trouble, and the like. These games provoke a lot of laughter! 🙂
It’s fun watching someone try so hard to balance and object, exercising so much care, and then it topples completely. It’s a good-natured fun time. Or get almost around the board and then be sent home. GAH! It’s a lot of fun isn’t it?
Other Games Related Posts
Other posts I’ve done on games you might enjoy
- Best card games.
- Best board games.
- adding board games to your homeschool.
- Recently I wrote a post for the Homeschool Life Magazine on using games for math.
Have I missed any essential Fun Games for your Family? What games are favourites in your household? Tell me about them if you would please.