Last year I asked for your advice on games to place under the Christmas tree and you didn't disappoint! I never got around to writing about the games that we chose, and how we felt about them. Some of you might be starting to think about what to place under your tree this year. I hope this helps!
Blokus- This game was suggested by many of you, and it was a favorite right out of the box. We ate, slept, and drank Blokus for quite some time after Christmas. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I found myself thinking of ways to place the odd little pieces just right. Definitely a winner in our home. Abigail doesn't love it as much as the rest of us. Guys seemed to love it just as much as girls. Are we still playing it? Absolutely!
Dutch Blitz- The instructions included in the game seemed a little difficult for me to understand, and so we put off playing it. And put it off, and put it off. Finally, Mac played at a friend's house, and reported back just how much fun it is. And so, we all learned to play. And you know, it really is. It's very quick, and you really have to pay attention. We can't seem to get enough of it.
Settlers of Catan- You don't want to play this game if you've only got an hour, as it takes time to set everything up, and even more time to play. It seems slow going at first, but then gets very exciting. This takes alot of strategy. We learned how to play by ourselves, and I think it would have been wonderful to have experienced players teach us a little about it at first.
Cranium Whoonu- This quick little game is a great ice-breaker. It's perfect for small parties, or families. All ages can play as long as they can read. Easy to learn, and loads of fun.
Mille Bournes- This strategic game is fast-paced and based on a cross country road trip in France. The children seem to enjoy it more than I do.
In a Pickle- Creates controversy! We've had quite a few arguments over whether to let something slide or not, and then sometimes, if someone is doing well, family members gang up and turn down even logical answers. Fun, but not something we play all the time.
Scattergories- A real winner! This game is fun, fast, and stands the test of time.