We really enjoy playing games as a family. Claire learned how to play Battleship. We have the old-fashioned set from when our kids were children.
Not this newfangled kind that is electronic.
Jill was instructing her how it works.
Her opponent was Papa.
"He hit my ship." Look at those pouty lips!
But in the end, she beat her Papa; sunk all his ships first!
Way to go, Claire!
We learned a new card game.
Then we played our own version of Telestrations.
We took paper and cut it down to size. You need as much paper as there are players. We stapled them together into a booklet so the kids wouldn't get them mixed up. When we play with just adults, we just make a stack.
Then you write down a phrase, anything you can think of.
"Unloading the groceries from the car."
"Riding down a slippery slide at the park and landing in a mud puddle."
"Watching the movie Mary Poppins."
The more complicated, the better. You wouldn't want to just write down "train."
You hand the sheet with the phrase to the next player. Then it is timed.
They have 1 minute to draw that phrase and then pass it on.
The next player looks at the drawing and tries to figure out what it is.
It goes back and forth - phrase to drawing, drawing to phrase,
until it gets all the way back too the original person.
We just laugh and laugh as each person shows how their phrase morphed
and what the last one guessed.
The game of LIFE! This is an old game.
The salary of the doctor and lawyer is $25,000.
One of my favorite games is Imaginiff.
You write down the names of everyone playing.
If there are extra spaces, you can write down anyone's name.
Your preacher, the president, Bugs Bunny, whatever.
Then you go around the room and each player on his turn rolls the dice to see who in the space the question will be talking about. He reads the card. Here is one play that happened.
Someone rolled Adam, and the question asked was:
"Imaginiff Adam were honked at by an impatient driver. Would he...."
1. Get out of the car and threaten the driver
2. Ignore it and turn up the radio
3. Honk 'em right back
4. Wink and lick the window
5. Give an apologetic wave
6. Record the license plate and call the police
Can you guess? The object is to try to guess what everyone else will say and those who have the most number right, move forward a space.
The one Adam said was definitely what he would do was #4!! Now, if the majority had picked 6, that was the correct answer and those people moved up 1. But most people guessed him correctly. My son-in-law, a preacher, would do that???!!! I would so do #5.
You might land on a "challenge" and you pick someone that you think will agree with you in an answer. If you both agree and put down the right number, you move forward 4. If not, you go backwards 4. Here Sophie and Hannah answered the same way. It was hilarious and they were so excited!
What fun games does your family like to play?