Thursday, August 26, 2010

Games We’re Playing (We’re Hooked!)

Well, one thing we’ve figured out is that homeschoolers like to play games! We’ve had a moms’ game night Yahoo Group for as long as I can remember, and the kids just LOVE getting together for game days! We’ll do it in a park, at someone’s house, or even at our local bookstore. Recently, we taught a bunch of homeschoolers (and friends) how to play Mah Jongg.

Our homeschool teen group had a game day a couple of months ago, and we played a rowdy game of Spoons. We play a pretty serious game…but we have a lot of fun in the process!

Right now we’re hooked on a game called Dominion. It’s not the type of game I’d normally choose, but a friend turned us on to it and now we’ve been sucked in!!!

In the game, you are a monarch, building your kingdom (or dominion). But there are other monarchs competing against you (the other players). You buy, you build, and if you “play your cards right,” you win!

It takes thinking and strategizing…and Becca (who was leery at first) now insists that we play every day. (We were up playing until 3am a few days ago…)

We also like Phase 10, Bohnanza (the bean game) and Apples to Apples.

Whatever your game of choice, sitting down to family game time (or time with friends) is the best. The bond you form (even while competing) is invaluable!

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