Reconnect with Games: bringing back old school fun!

Tomorrow is a PA day here in Toronto so why not make the most of it and have some old school fun playing board games and turn off the WIFI!  Plus it’s going to be pretty chilly this weekend and hello to Friday night Game night.  Mattel shared this video with me and I wanted to share with you too.  Maybe it’ll inspire you to pull out some games tonight.

I have fond memories as a kid playing Uno, Snakes and Ladders and Monopoly just to name a few and my stepmother is very much into board games too and that has sparked an interest with the kids as my family never played board games(maybe it’s an Eastern European thing?) my parents never had board games when they were kids in Ukraine.  We recently received some new games to check out from Mattel and the twins can’t wait to play another round of Blokus with Nana.

If you’re following me on insta you’ll know Blokus has been a number hit with my kids.  Blokus is such a fun game and it’s a strategy board game that challenges spatial thinking. Blokus has even received a Mensa award for promoting healthy brain activity! The goal of this game is for players to fit all of their pieces onto the board.  My twins are 5 1/2 yrs old and they love it.

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My husband is a Balderdash guy and it’s a game we play most often in a group.  It’s always fun and engaging, you can’t go wrong when you make up phony answers and read them off along with the correct answer, and others vote on which answer is real.   We’ve come up with some funny stuff.  I love it.  Next time we have friends over though I’d like to give Pictionary a go. It’s a game I haven’t played in ages! I could even see my son enjoying Pictionary and he is getting more and more into board games.  Especially when his WIFI mysteriously turns off 😉 

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Apples to Apples is a new game that we’ve played.  They say it’s a party in a tin and it’s good ol’ fashioned ‘clean fun and it sparks creativity.  We’ve had a few laughs so when Nana comes next weekend my son will want to play this with all of us.  
All you have to do is just open the tin, deal the cards, and you’re ready.  Pick a card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round. And everyone gets a chance to be the judge.  It gets really funny.

Do you play board games?  What are your favourites? I am always looking for new games to add to our collection.

Disclosure: This post was in collaboration with Mattel.  In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are always my own.

 

22 COMMENTS

  1. Louanne B | 18th Jan 19

    Looks like so much fun!

  2. kathy downey | 18th Jan 19

    We love games!

  3. Louanne B | 19th Jan 19

    Games are a huge hit at our house! Love them!

  4. Donnas | 19th Jan 19

    My daughter is grown (she’s now 28) but we did have games night when she was little. Two of her favourites were Clue and The Game of Life.

  5. Julie F | 20th Jan 19

    We played Blokus for the first time with a couple of our Grankids last week and really enjoyed it!

  6. Deb Dorrington | 20th Jan 19

    My family has game night every 2 weeks. We play blurt, monopoly, scrabble and kismet.

  7. Alayne Langford | 23rd Jan 19

    We still love board games. My kids like The Game of Life! 🙂

  8. Tara Gauthier | 26th Jan 19

    We love family game nights – Blokus is a great game that we have had for years!

  9. Shirley OFlynn | 1st Feb 19

    Games are a huge hit in our home and Pictionary is one of our favourites. Blokus sounds like a lot of fun too.

  10. Krista M | 2nd Feb 19

    We need to get Balderdash for our next family game night! Looks like a lot of laughs!

  11. Victoria Ess | 3rd Feb 19

    I’d love to have a game night at home!

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen | 4th Feb 19

    One of my favourite board games is Sequence, that’s a fun game. 🙂

  13. Betty S | 6th Feb 19

    We played games as kids and are encouraging our children to do so now

  14. Erin W | 6th Feb 19

    I love game night in our house.

  15. wendy hutton | 7th Feb 19

    games are a great way to spend a Friday night with the kids

  16. Kristy Reid | 11th Feb 19

    Board games are so much fun. I love playing them with my kids.

  17. Athena | 12th Feb 19

    We love our family game nights!

  18. kathy downey | 13th Feb 19

    We played Balderdash on the weekend,kinds forgot how much fun it was !

  19. kathy downey | 3rd May 19

    We just played Pictionary the weekend past,the kids enjoy it so much.

  20. Victoria Ess | 15th May 19

    I love that board games are becoming more popular!

  21. Elizabeth Matthiesen | 22nd May 19

    I played a new to me board game when visiting my grandkids recently, it was a type of pictionary however the pen was attached to a holder on your nose. Extremely funny pictures were the result, we all had a good laugh whilst playing.

  22. Nate | 22nd May 19

    I like having game night with the family

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