While growing up, Saturday evenings were "family night." We would cook up a fun dinner like fried dough pizzas, shut off the television, and pull out a stack of board games. Over the years, the games changed. CandyLand and Chutes and Ladders gave way to Scrabble, Life, Uno, Boggle, my personal favorite, Clue and the dreaded Trivial Pursuit, as shown below in Carole's photo. I am not sure if I ever beat my dad at this one.
I was recently discussing this family tradition with my mother. She said it started as an inexpensive and educational way to spend time together but in my teenage years, it kept my friends and I near and out of trouble. I remember a particularly silly game of Life where I landed on every available space to have twins, ended up with too many kids for the car, and had to leave them on the side of the road. Hmmm... I am sure there is a Life lesson here.
My love of all games and puzzles still continues and I tease that maybe Clue was the reason I pursued a degree in Accounting with a minor in Criminal Justice. I guess I am still determined to catch Colonel Mustard doing something dastardly.
Do you have a family game night? What are your favorites?
I hope your week is filled with fun and games.
xo tammy lee of bliss and folly
Winners! 3/365-2011 by Carole-*