Do any of you pass the time during the holidays by playing games with your friends and family? For years we’ve enjoyed a big meal, ate dessert, and then nestled in for the night to play a round (or two or three) of whatever game someone inevitably brought along.
Sometimes we play for 30 minutes and other times for three hours. Sometimes only three people are up for playing and other times 10 or more people are involved. Some evoke tremendous laughter (my personal favorite) while others bring out players’ more competitive sides. Regardless of the type of game, I love how playing games brings people together with good, clean fun. The cherry on top is that you’re usually making some pretty great, lasting memories.
Here are a few game suggestions, if you’re interested. I’d love to hear what your favorite family games are!
My grandmother always suggests a few rounds of Left, Right, and Center, a super easy dice game that you can play with coins or tokens. She always supplies everyone with the quarters. 🙂
I have great memories playing Mexican Train when I was in middle school and high school.
We played Pie Face during Thanksgiving, which is a great option if you’d like to involve children (preferably ages 3+).
Ellen Degeneres fans surely know all about Heads Up. We played this at the beach during a family vacation last year and laughed our heads off. We used the app version.
I haven’t personally played Watch Ya Mouth, but apparently this is the hot new game for families. Like Heads Up, I think it’s supposed to evoke some pretty hard laughing.
Yahtzee is my true blue and has been one of my favorite games for two decades. So easy and fun to play mindlessly with a small group.
Not into playing games? Maybe a puzzle is more your speed (this one with a picture depicting the 1990s looks fun.)