Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a blogfest today that's all about our favorite games!! With summertime upon us, playtime is here! Whether it be board games, card games, or video games - games are a great way to spend quality time with the people I love most!
Isn't it funny how everything is about the technology now? We go to my parent's house and "family time" is all playing golf together on the Wii. We really do have a blast and enjoy each other's company, but I thought for today I would focus on some classic favorites... ones that don't require being plugged in! ;)
Mill Bornes Card Game
I am sure there are several of you who have never even heard of this game, but it's tons of fun! It's a "car game", for lack of a better phrase. You go on a trip and as you draw cards, you have to play a "roll" card to go, and play your mileage to get to the end of the road. Other players can throw speed limits on you, give you a flat tire, etc to keep you from getting to the end of your trip first.
This game means so much to me because I always played it with my nana and papa. I can hear my nana singing in the background, "Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Keep them doggies rollin" every time she played a "roll" card. I might need to get into her attic and see if we can track this one down - I need to introduce hubby to the awesomeness that is Mill Bornes!
This one is familiar to just about everyone, no? Although now they have the SpongeBob version and several others, the original was always a favorite of mine and my twin's. She was much better at getting the funny bone out than I was.
I love that this is a classic game I can still play with my nephews. It may not have tons of little gadgets, bells, and whistles... but it's still good, clean fun!
Here's a more current favorite for ya. Hubby and I love playing dominoes. This is another game we go to my parents and play with them (or my sister and brother-in-law). It's a standard party game when we have people over for grilling during the summer. Its concept is easy enough if you can count by fives ;), and we also like playing "teams".
All of this game talk has put me in the mood for a little competition! Guess I will have to bring out the dominoes this evening and talk my man into playing a few rounds with me! Happy Monday, all!!