For 10 on Tuesday this week, here we go with my favorite games. Some are best played with kids, assuming your kids aren't poor sports like mine.
1. Sinbad, a pinball machine from my long-lost youth. I'm tempted to track one down because I loved it so much in college. However, I suspect my love of it might have been a result of the, um, state I was usually in when playing it.
2. Spades, a card game best played with my college friends. We played for hours on end, and not always in a, um, state.
3. Scrabble, my all-time favorite game. I learned to play as a child, and it is still the game of choice for my siblings and my mom, as well as my F&B friend Lori. I believe Lori has beaten me once, yet she constantly comes back for more.
4. Hearts, a card game I played with my siblings when we were kids. We were always cutthroat players in all games. Nothing was better than sticking it to one of them.
5. Trivial Pursuit, played with adults. My husband could always get science- and geography-related questions, as I am but an ignorant American, but that's never been enough.
6. Trivial Pursuit: Nick edition. The daughter and the youngest constantly beg to play this game with us. It always ends in tears. Then again, most games do at our house.
7. Hullabaloo, a jump around game that the kids love.
8. Go Fish, another game that the kids love to play.
9. Bingo. Far too many times we play this. Let me tell you, there's nothing worse than a child acting as the caller, especially a child who is "22 quarters old."
10. Cranium, the kid edition. Gets them thinking and mastering such skills as modeling and drawing. (Yeah, right.)
Now, go check out the adult game Jump One, Jump Twosday by scrolling to the next post or clicking here.