Monday, November 26, 2012

board games.

One of my favorite things to do is play board games. Call me a nerd if you want, but they're so much fun! Over the last few days, my family has broken out several different ones and have had a blast! I'd like to share my favorites with you. If you're looking for something to do with your family or a group of friends, look no further!

1. Apples to Apples is just plain fun. A "game of hilarious comparisons" - players take turns pulling a green apple, which are mostly adjectives. For instance, it could be gentle. The other players submit a red apple, which are mostly nouns, that they feel best relate (or, if none of their cards relate, it could be the complete opposite!) You could have a bunch of red apples that say Mother Theresa, Adolf Hitler, and bunny rabbit. The person who pulled the green apple then chooses the red apple that they like the best and that person keeps the green card. The person who gets to a certain number of green apples first, wins! The more people who play, the funnier this game gets!

2. Cranium is my go-to game for game nights. This game is played in teams and there are four categories of questions - Data Head, Word Worm, Star Performer, and Creative Cat. Half are trivia and half are performance-based. The way you roll determines which question you get. There are Club Cranium cards, which means everyone plays! There are four quadrants (they are actually little brains!) on the board that serve as a reset. When you get to a brain, you really need to get the first question correct so that you can get on the fast track! If you get on the fast track, there are only four spaces to get through to get to the next brain. If you miss the first question, you'll be on the slow track and have to move across eight spaces to get to the next brain! The first team to get to the big brain in the middle and get a question right from all four categories wins!

3. Scrabble is my all-time favorite board game. This one is kind of tricky, because you have to be able to spell well in order to play. Believe it or not, there is strategy involved to this game - it's not just about the words! There's not much else to it, but get a couple of people around a table and you'll be sure to have a good time!

What's your favorite board game? Are there any that you don't like? Let me know!

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