Tuesday, November 27, 2007

10 Best Games


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.

13 comments:

Bren said...

My daughter has been asking for Hullaballo.

I spent many sleepless nights in college playing Spades, Man, does that bring back memories!

WorksForMom said...

Hail to Scrabble. The best game EVAH! Great list.

susiej said...

This is good-- great for the holidays. We grew up playing hearts -- my parents did.

D... said...

My kids LOVE to play Cranium.

Growing up, our game of choice was always UNO and Trivial Pursuit. TP never ended pretty.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I was always a Spoons fan. I do not recommend playing it with butter knives, though.

Just dropping by to tell you I tagged you for a meme if you haven't already done it.

Florinda said...

We should meet up for a game of Trivial Pursuit sometime. Then we can have a Scrabble tournament. Great list!

LadyWolf said...

I forgot about Scrabble, great game.I seen that Hearts is a popular answer,I never did learn to play that,might be about time too lol.
I know growing up here we had some bad sports,winning and losing.Made ya never wanna pull out another game,ever! lol

Jeni said...

Older daughter a good many years ago insisted one year she wanted Trivia Pursuit -so Santa brought it for her. She was terrible at it and decided she hated it. Fast forward a decade and a little more and she comes home with a new Trivia Pursuit and this one, some how or other, she manages to get many questions answered correctly too. Younger daughter and I suspect she has been cheating and reading the answer cards in her spare time.

mitzh said...

I love scrabble and bingo.

winslow1204 said...

We love games in our house!! Great list.

Gina said...

I KNOW that pinball game. Hubba-hubba and I used to play pinball all the time.

Maria said...

I think that Liv and I play Go Fish about once a day. She never tires of it and it is a game that I don't mind. (Candyland almost puts me to sleep.)

I like Catch Phrase when playing with adults...

Anonymous said...

Now I know why we're such good friends. My top 3 are the same as yours. And I think it was twice I beat you, but who's counting.
Lori

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