Last night, we were expecting to be spending time with David's brother and his wife, aka...Uncle Michael and Aunt Karen. We look forward to their visits because we know we will be playing lots and lots of games!
At the last minute...after chicken had been marinated for grilling, sheets had been changed for sleeping and the house had been cleaned for, well, you know...visiting, they called to cancel.
We are planning a make-up visit soon....but since we had a clean house and lots of marinated chicken, we called our friends to see if they were up for a last minute cook out/game night! Lucky for us...they were!
After dinner, we played a friendly, well, sort of, game of backyard football. It was extremely hot....so we decided to take the game playing inside!
That led us to The Game Closet!
The choice for the evening was Scattergories! We have had this game for years and years...before we had kids, I'm sure! It had been a really long time since we had played it as a family.
It is easy to play while just hanging around on the living room floor. You do not need a table for a board or cards...etc. So it was the perfect choice for us at the moment. Also, you can play by yourself or with a partner...or even mix it up a bit.
It is easy enough to understand...but hard enough to really make you think. Basically you are given a list of categories and a beginning letter....and you have to write down words that begin with the given letter that belong in that category. You are racing against a timer and the only way to get a point is to write down a unique answer (one that no one else writes down.) It becomes hilarious when people have to defend their answers ...is a lawn mower really an appliance? Do soap suds count for toiletries? It is equally hilarious when players forget their own names...when the category is Girl's Name and the letter is B (Beth.) And then there are those players that make up answers and say them with such confidence ( Haley) that everyone else assumes they are legit!
If you have never played Scattergories...or haven't played it in years...I highly recommend it. Even your young readers can play it with a partner.
What games are you enjoying with your family these days? I need to add to the game closet!
Enjoy your weekend.