Remember those spirited 5 hour rounds of Monopoly? How about those silly movie and show titles you acted out in a game of charades.. At one point or another, most of us have had the pleasure of enjoying the company of family and friends in a spirited night filled with food & fun.
For me, growing up in a Hispanic household, there were no family get togethers where a box of dominoes did not make an appearance. The men of the family would sit around my uncles fold up travel domino table (oh yea we had one of those) and spend hours playing . I would sit around watching, occasionally playing bartender and bringing my uncles or grandfather fresh drinks. Once in a while when some one needed a break, I’d be invited to join the men for a round or two. And boy, let me tell you, there’s nothing like the look on a grown mans face when he’s been bested at his own game by a young child.
That said, Family Game night became a tradition for most of us at one time or another. Tell us what do you remember most about your family game nights? Did you have any special traditions that you’ve carried on to your little (or not so little) ones ? Must have games…? We want to know all about it!
Memory by Alexis Velez
See What Our Friends Remember About Their Favorite Board Games & Family Nights
- Robin Porter awesome memories. Thank you S Lock Lundquist and Do You Remember?. smile emoticon Board games brought families together. Like having meals at the kitchen/dining room table. I truly believe we, as a society need to go back to this way of living. At least if possible one or two nights a week. Back then, Families actually talked and laughed. Brought them closer to one another. Unless, you had that was a sore loser. smile emoticon
- Barbara Wood Ah the good old days when family members all played games from the oldest to the youngest on your front stoop or picnic table or game room. Timeless,fond memories.
- Jan Mortimer As a child I played pick up sticks, marbles, jacks & checkers. I was a tom boy. We got battleship, strangers & dangers, life & my favorite, aggravation. We played these games with our sons & their friends occasionally. Then Nintendo came into our life. I still love board games.
- Dave Wagner I just found this photo of the year I got Uncle Wiggily for Christmas. (see the white arrow pointing at the game on the couch) That was also the year I got another one of my favorite toys – Ft Apache.
- Tracy Petry I remember most of those games & hated perfection, couldn’t stand trying to beat the buzzer before that terrifying pop & the pieces exploding out! I also remember when I was little we had an Uncle Wiggly gameboard & booby trap with the wooden peg pieces in a pull back spring board! .
“Not Sure What Game to Play Tonight? Check Out Our Suggestions Below “
Party Games : Best for When You Have a Large Group of People
- Musical Chairs
Cheap Games : For When You on a Tight Budget
- Classic Playing Cards
Free Games : For When You Have No Budget Because You Spent It All on Snacks
- Never Have I Ever
- Hide and Seek
- Would You Rather
- Truth or Dare
We didn’t play family games often but i remember my parents having their friends and family relations over and playing cards all the time. As a family we would play Mary Widow, Pinochle, and Gin. Dad was the tough one…he was so good at card playing and would pick on mom all the time. I can remember him being able to set up mom so she got the Queen every hand and laugh laugh laugh. I loved playing King’s Corners with my Grandma Ritter into the hours of the evening. I would watch mom and dad and family members play the game ‘spoons” and “bridge”….wonderful memories.