Tennis for three hours and
just can’t stare at the TV screen anymore, your younger cousins are
probably bored too. While video games are great, sometimes it’s fun
to break out the good old-fashioned games: the ones where you have to
roll a physical dice and play on a flat surface.
you’ve been playing
board games doesn’t have to mean cribbage with your grandparents,
though. We’ve got a list of our faves (fun for all ages!) to whip
out during fam time this holiday season.
As long as everyone playing knows how to read, this is sure to be a
crowd pleaser. If you have the electronic version, it doesn’t even
require a board, so you can play while sitting on the couch! Plus,
it’s played in two teams. So if you divide up by generation, you
and your adult family members can help each other out. Younger
cousins will probably grow restless after a few rounds, but everyone
will enjoy it.
Your parents probably love the original Clue board games, but Clue
FX is updated with an electronic system and new characters. The
pieces have magnets that know which space you move to, and instead
of making a “final accusation,” you have to find the
“inspector,” whose voice the game controls for you. What more?
The narrator makes jokes throughout the game! The only downslide?
Clue FX only has magnetic pawns for up to four players, so if you’ve
got a bigger fam, you’ll have to stick with the original Clue
This game is sure to produce tons of laughter. Each person reads a
phrase written in jumbled letters, and the other players have to
figure out what she’s saying. The answers are common phrases, but
it can be tricky depending on how they’re read. For example, the
answer to “These if Hill Wore” would be “The Civil War.”
This game is more for fun than for winning, so don’t use it as a
tiebreaker for other games you’ve played in teams.
The great thing about Scene It is that it comes in so many
varieties. With music, junior, Disney, Twilight and many other
editions, there are tons of options to keep your whole family
entertained. The Disney one will be great for your parents and
younger cousins, or if your cousins are your age, the Twilight and
Harry Potter editions are super fun! You can also choose whether you
want to play a short game or a long game thanks to a nifty foldout
board. Don’t have loads of time? This game is for you.
If you and your cousins can’t stop playing Words with Friends,
you’ll love this letter-based game. It’s similar to Scrabble,
but based on speed and using all of your letters rather than the
complexity of each word.
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BY MEGHAN DEMARIA ON 12/13/2011 10:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, games, fun stuff, holiday, christmas, gifts, hanukkah, happy holidays, happy hanukkah, merry christmas, family, Harry Potter, Twilight