The kids went back to school today. Finally! I was happy to have them home for a couple of weeks, but I must admit I was ready for the routine that school provides. One of my most favorite things we did over their break was play games. And boy did we play games! First up we have Settlers of Catan.
I can't even begin to tell you how many times we played this game! Once or twice a day for a week I'm sure. Anna Grace wasn't a fan of this game, but she decided that that was ok. The box did say for ages 10 and up, and she is only 9. To make AG happy we played several rounds of Take the Train.
This is a fairly easy game to play as there isn't much strategy involved. You play the cards dealt to you as soon as you have an open spot. Easy peasy.
Another fun discovery was Bananagrams.
Brian's aunt, uncle and cousin sent us this game for Christmas. It is similar to Scrabble but much more fun in my opinion!
There were also a few rousing games of Blokus.
Simple to play and always fun!
I thought we were done. Back to school. Back to real life. Then we went to Barnes and Noble to browse this afternoon. We came home with a new game. Carcassonne.
Brian had seen this one before Christmas and mentioned it to me. Today we bought it, because as Brian said, "We've been there!" (We had a chance to visit Carcassonne on our trip to France back in September.) We played it for the first time this evening. Fun game! I'm sure there will be many more rounds of it in the coming days as we work on perfecting our strategies!
Game playing...I must admit. I love it! (But not those games where you have to yell out things or make a fool of yourself singing or have some crazy instructions you have to carryout. No. I prefer games where you have to sit and think or mindless games you can talk through. No action games for me!) (Did I just alienate some of my readers again? I think I'm getting good at that!)