Every once in a while my friends Eve & Matt throw a game night. The first time I went to one, I thought, “Am I eight years old? Why would I want to play a board game?”. Little did I know that I was in for a whopper of a good time. Everyone really got into the competitive spirit and it was fun to do something completely different than we would normally do.
Since then I’m a game night junkie. Whether its with family or friends, its always a great time. Board games also make great gifts, and are pretty inexpensively. Around this time of year stores often have promotions, and there is a wide selection of fun games for all ages. Here are some of my personal favorites, that are sure to please.
Monopoly is a tried-and-true classic. To this day, my father still INSISTS on being the banker. This isn’t the game to start at the end of the night for “one last round”. Monopoly can turn into a whole night’s worth of buying and selling…and in this economy it feels nice to be able to afford a house! (even if it is only a tiny plastic one). I always like to be the little Scotty dog, or the car…never the iron, it reminds me of the ironing that I refuse to do (wrinkly shirts are in, right?).
Give a game this year to your family and get ready for some great quality time. Or better yet, host a game night yourself this holiday season. Its a great way to have some fun during this busy time of year. Make up some great comfort food, microwave some popcorn and invite the gang over for a night of fun. You’ll be surprised at how quickly people get into it.