You've got to love when your teen/pre-teen kids ask "Can we have family game night?"...last night the question was asked and the games began.
I grew up playing board games - remember "Head of the Class" - one of my favorites. In my 20's it was Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. As a mom, we started with Candyland and Chutes and Ladders and graduated to Trouble, Uno, Uno Attack, Scrabble, Monopoly and Life (which was much simpler 20 years ago and I usually need a glass of wine to play the newer version).
My DH did not grow up playing board games so his patience with them is a little thinner than mine. If we have a new game, I've learned it's better the kids and I learn it first and then teach it to him.
The other day when I was visiting Major Knitter (aka Jennifer), her son had cleaned out their game collection which is truly amazing. She shared a duplicate copy of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader"...a game we never played before. We pulled it out last night and I must admit the directions were not the clearest - so we made up our own version of the game so as not to lose my DH's attention.
After a quick adapted version, we went to the old standby of Trouble. Our Trouble board is so well used that the dome is hard to see through - it is scratched and tired. However, it is hard to replace the board which we've loved for so long.
What are your favorite games?