i love playing board games. my kids are growing into playing board games. the top shelves in our hall closet are filled with board games. isn't this where everyone who has a hall closet keeps their games? i thought it was a house rule or something.
we have the stupid games....the fad games or whatever...not "real" games. like there is a wrestling board game up there....and i think a star trek game and a few others.
it takes awhile for kids to be old enough to play some games so, while candyland is gone (i think it got played to death) we still have sorry.
i've never learned to play chess, but we have that too. and dominoes, jenga, etc.
the kids like playing clue. clue is ok with me....i just don't really LOVE it. but, it goes pretty quickly so i play if the kids want to.
the games i enjoy the most are scrabble, scattergories, mancala, risk, trivial pursuit and i think i might enjoy the girl's game of madgab she got for her birthday, but we've only played it once. i also enjoy yatzee.
last night the boy wanted to play monopoly. ugh. seriously, ugh. at 11 the boy still doesn't have the patience to play this game....which is probably the longest game in the whole fucking world. i know monopoly is popular...but seriously you have to set aside a weekend to play this thing. i hate it. hate, hate hate it. initially it doesn't drive me insane...but once all of the properties are bought, sold, traded and improved upon...it's really just a slaughter of who lands on boardwalk and loses all their money. it is purely chance, there is no strategy, no skill really. i hate it. i think i might have to hide it in the closet.
what games do you play? what games do you like??