Organizing Family Games

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  1. Will2011

    Will2011 New Member

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    Oct 29, 2011

    Hi All,

    I live in Toronto (Canada) and now that the winter is coming, I'd like to organize some family games for parents and kids.

    I truly believe that basic family games can improve the relationships between kids and their parents by taking them away from all the technological stuff that they've got at home.

    However I don't have children yet so I don't really know what kids still like.

    I'm looking for games that everybody knows but don't play so often by lack of time or just because it's always missing one person.

    So I was thinking of Checkers, Monopoly, Pictionary... Something which can both entertain adults and kids.
    Do you think that it could be a good idea if well organized? Or have you got better ones with cards maybe?

    Thanks in advance for your comments
     
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  3. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Oct 29, 2011

    GREAT Idea.... like how they try to promote game night, especially when it gets darker earlier and it's cold out!!!
    UNO, Skip Bo, Phase 10 are some phone card games that even lil ones can play. Uno more for the K & 1st... Skip Bo is a card game with numbers you have a skip bo (wild card)all you do is count up and backwards from 12. Phase 10 would be for a little older because there are different Phases that you have to get through...not tough, but takes awhile.
     
  4. Mr. Burton

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    SkipBo, Phase 10, and UNO are great. Also try Apples to Apples, another card game. The board game SORRY is a great one too.

    Good luck with your project. Nice to hear of somebody getting families together to do something besides watching TV.
     
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    Mastermind and Blockus
     
  6. Gareth

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    Nov 16, 2011

    I can still remember playing 'Scattergories' as a child with my family, so I would recommend that one.
     
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    Gareth...you reminded me...Boggle was one of my faves.
    Memory is fun as well.
     

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