This Friday Five is about games, what with it being high season for vacations and staycations and hanging about with no homework. . . .
1. Childhood games? I was more into sports than games as a child, but when we were stuck inside, I did enjoy CLUE. And of course those goofy camp games that might not even have had names…
2. Favorite and/or most hated board games? I hated playing any board game as a child, mostly because my brother was an awful opponent- both a sore loser and a poor winner. The worst was Monopoly because it was soooooo long and drawn out. Still can’t bear to play unless it’s the speed version. We love playing Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary at our house.
3. Card games? Spades and Hearts. Although I learned Hearts late in life and had to unlearn years of Spades before I could be successful…
4. Travel/car games? The alphabet game – where you find a word that starts with each letter before you can move on to the next. And finding license plates from all 50 states. We still have some of those little Car Bingo cards with the sliding windows, too.
5. Adult pastimes that are not video games? Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy aren’t video games, but they do use the TV… I’m a sucker for Sudoku and any of those word/logic games they put in the in-flight magazines. The best vacations always start with a flight early in the month (before people mark up all the puzzle pages!).
Bonus: Any ideas for family vacations or gatherings?
As geeky as it sounds, charades can be very fun. Or personalized Pictionary if you are more into drawing. Have everyone write down people, places, things, concepts that are related to the vacation and act/draw away!