Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Favorites #3

So many favorites, so little time!  I've been working on a million different things lately, so I haven't had much time go exploring over the blogosphere.  So instead of showcasing some of my favorite blogged-about projects, I'm going to share some of my other favorite things!  I may be doing this from time to time, but I'll attempt to stick with a theme.  This week's theme:  board games!

I have always loooooved playing games, and lucky for me, I married in to a family that loves it too!  Here's a few of my favorites....

#1:  Ticket to Ride ~ one of my newest faves....someone may actually need to host an intervention to get us to stop playing this game.  We have the European version, but there's also one from the turn of the century United States, Nordic Countries, and Germany.  I love that this game takes some strategy, but at the same time, it's easy to catch on to - even our 5 year old understands the basic idea of the game.


#2:  The Settlers of Catan ~ our previous favorite, before we were introduced to Ticket to Ride.  Collecting resources, building settlements....there's definitely strategy, but there's some luck involved too!  This game is a little different each time you play, so you never get tired of it!  There's also expansion packs and other variations available, but you always have to start with the basic game board.


#3:  Boxers Or Briefs? ~ Hilarious!  I have literally come close to peeing my pants while playing this game.  Players describe you using one of the 2000+ funny and unique statements written on cards, and you choose a true statement and a funny statement.  With phrases like "....is the hairiest beast in the room" there is definitely a lot of laughter with this one.  **A few of the statements are a smidge risque, so you might want to take that into account when you play!**


#4:  Dutch Blitz ~ not exactly a board game, but the fastest and most fun card game you will ever play.  EVER.  And just so you know, you haven't really played until you have played with Mennonites.  I have many many fond memories of crazy youth group nights playing this game for hours!

 

#5:  Last but not least, Apples to Apples, another fun party game. You can play this with a big crowd and it's easy to understand.  Not quite as hilarious as Boxers or Briefs, but very funny!



Hope you enjoyed seeing my Top 5 favorite games!  Are you a game player?  I'm always looking for more fun games to play ~ what are your suggestions?

5 comments:

Naomi said...

Hilarious! We have all the Ticket to Ride games, even the card game! My husband is a total game geek ! We also have all the other games except Boxers or Breifs. Did you get them at Goods store!?

Meri @ twofive365 said...

Dutch Blitz!! I have many fond memories playing that when I was a kid, and I remember my mom and dad having people over to play, their games would go well into the night. Their version of Bridge, I suppose. lol I have to get my hands on that game, I want to play now! ;)

Terri said...

You guys are blitz people?!? WE.MUST.PLAY.!!!!! We LOOOVVEEE that game but haven't found anyone who shares our enthusiasm:)

Modern Wivelyhood said...

We love Settlers of Catan, we might have to try Ticket to Ride! Thanks for this post and thanks for stopping by!

Lindsey said...

Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot is our favorite strategy game, though since we've been introduced to Settlers and Ticket to Ride we don't play quite as much. Killer Bunnies is the most random game I've ever played, just make sure you have the time before you start. Its great!

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