My ten year old daughter asks this question several times a week and many times we can be found on the floor of the living room playing some kind of game.
Our go-to games are usually Uno or Yahtzee, but lately my girls and I have been playing Clue a lot – we play an abbreviate version that let’s us get right to the guessing without having to roll the dice and count spaces. We enjoy it.
I need new game ideas, folks. What games do you enjoy playing or remember playing when you were a kid?
Here’s what we have at home:
Chutes & Ladders (we haven’t played this one in a while)
Candy Land (also not played in a while since my youngest is now ten years old)
Hedbands (the game where you wear a card on your headband and you have to ask questions to guess what the card is)
Apples to Apples
Logo (for 12 and up – I need to get the kid version)
Sorry & Sorry Spin (Sorry spin has got to be the most boring game EVER – I have no patience for that game)
Trouble (we rarely play this. For some reason, my kids just never really enjoyed it, but I loved it as a kid)
Monopoly (I hate Monopoly)
Operation (a lot of the pieces are missing, I think)
Aggravation (I think we might not have this one anymore – too many pieces missing so I tossed it)
Cards – we play Books mostly with a deck of cards.
That’s all I can think of right now. So you see, we have the basics but we need some new ones. I like getting recommendations because board games aren’t as inexpensive as they used to be. I hate to spend $20 or more on a game that we won’t end up playing.
What are your favorite games and what games did you like when you were a kid?