On the Friday after Thanksgiving, we celebrate what we call "Game Day". It's basically a day when the kids come over and we all invite our friends over. Then we eat and play as many games as we can. I honestly can't remember when and how it started. We did discuss yesterday and it's at least been 7 years that we've been doing this.
Finally, this brings us to the games part of the day. Over the years, we have built up quite a collection of games and this year was no exception. We added Wits and Wagers and Likewise to our collection. Both were very fun, but I think Wits and Wagers turned out to be the best of the new games.
Cait and I discussed all of the games we like to play and came up with our top ten list of games. Here they are:
Top 10 Games List
3. The Boat Game - This is a German game with the actual title of Rette Sich Wer Kanin. Which I believe translates to "Every Man for Himself". We just call it The Boat Game (darn, we are so clever). This object of this game is to be the player that survives in the lifeboats to make it to land. Several boats start out the game and you load up your tokens in the different boats. You then create temporary alliances to vote the weakest player out of each boat hoping that your tokens survive long enough to make it across the board. If you get this game on line, make sure you get English instructions....helps a lot.
7. Trivial Pursuit - This game has been around in the main stream long enough to now be a classic. Many of my family members are trivia buffs (can you say Jeopardy junkies)and this game never goes out of style.
9. Bang - This is probably one of the most complicated games to learn. In fact, since Krissy had the boys, we haven't been able to play this game. It takes a long time to understand and play, but once we got going it was a blast. Truth be told, we've only played this game once while on vacation several years ago, but it made such an impression that we all still talk about playing it again....one of these days.