#nohumbug: host a game night
posted: November 29, 2013
In this age of widespread technology and sophisticated video games, board games bring it back to what really matters: family, friends and innocent fun, kinda like the holidays! Here’s some classics, some new ones, and why we love ‘em.
Hungry Hungry Hippos is our secret weapon stress outlet after a long day waiting in lines and sitting in traffic. Monopoly—any version—is the perfect time sponge when we realize the turkey isn’t quite unfrozen and we’ve got to fill a few hours with something.
The Game of Life is our one opportunity to live without consequence—just spin the wheel. And what better opportunity than Twister to put all that time in the yoga studio to the test?
We say we’re playing Candyland to bond with our nieces and nephews, but we’re really doing it to relive our childhood.
We love games that involve lots of people, transcend generations and get us out of that awkward conversation with (insert name of awkward family member you see once a year here), like Pictionary, Boggle (minimum four-letter words, please) and cards (name your game, Gin Rummy, Crazy 8s, Euchre, Poker, Cribbage?).
Play Clue! We’re pretty sure it was Miss Scarlet, by the mistletoe, with a dreidle.
If you haven’t yet played Cards Against Humanity, we recommend it as one of our new faves—but wait until after the kids go to sleep (and maybe your parents, too). Care to really make it interesting? Download THIS.
What are your favourite board games?