Table top games for Christmas, and beyond
A friend asked online about recommendations for family table top games, aka board (and dice) games, and I got into it. So I should really blog it. Games we have gotten and/or played this year include:
- Cards Against Humanity – really for 18 and up. It’s got some pretty horrible things in there you wouldn’t want to expose your kids/mother/sensitive friends to. But, you know, we like it.
- Clue – Classic.
- Dixit – beautiful cards, a storytelling game.
- Gloom – a touch complicated for our tastes, but still fun
- Munchkin (many flavors) – scales down beautifully for younger players, tons of fun in the right crowd. Sabotage your friends! Sort of a card play D&D.
- Pandemic – cooperative game play. Save the world!
- Settlers of Catan – resources game. Love this, but the (14yo) daughter got tired of it, so I never get to play.
- Ticket to Ride – similar, ish, to Catan, but with Trains. Again, daughter tired of it 😦
- Tsuro – simple game play, beautiful board, a puzzle challenge that’s still competitive.
- Zombie Dice – quick, simple play, fun premise. You’re the zombie.
More as I think of them. Check out http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/ for videos on most of these, and many more.
PLAY GAMES WITH YOUR FAMILY! YOUR FRIENDS! YOUR KIDS! It’s been a much better year for the time I’ve spent with my people, and some cards and dice and boards.