Family game night?

by , under family, friends, my dad, my husband

My mother-in-law is here for the night, there’s nothing “must-watch” on TV, no firm plans. After dinner, I asked Jeff, “So did we decide anything about whether to play a game or something?”

Jeff says, “No, not yet. Why, Honey, what would you want to play?”


“Oh really, nothing?” Jeff asks me, “What’s your second choice?”

I collapse in laughter.

Back when I was young and single, I remember one of my guy friends talking with me about board games. He wondered why we hadn’t played any, said we had to play Monopoly or something, sometime soon. The next time I talked to him, I’d thought it over, and I said, “Board games are something people do when they run out of things to talk about.”

I was too harsh. I did used to love playing Monopoly and some other games when I was a kid — usually my dad and I would play, I think, just the two of us. A game can be an “it’s good just to be together” kind of thing to do.

My top choice is probably Book Lovers’ Trivial Pursuit, but of course I don’t have any bookish company to play it with me. I’d better close and go see if they’ve decided on something, or if they already gave up on me and are moving on. 😉

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  1. Marie

    I'm not really big on games either. My in-laws are big on them. Whenever Mark and I visit his mom and stepfather, or they visit us, they bring out the games! They love them! I'm always, like, internally whining like "Ugh, why do we have to play games all the time? How can I get out of this one??!!" haha. However, the one game I really did like is called Mad Gab. I wouldn't mind playing that one again! If you haven't played it yet, I think you might like it. Here's an online version to check it out. It's even more fun when you play with other people because they are constantly sounding out a sentence, sounding really silly… Plus it uses all kinds of knowledge you may have – grammar, literature, popular culture, history, etc. Mark says he's no good at the game 'cause he doesn't speak and write English very well! haha. (He's just not as intuitive when it comes to languages.) Anyway… have a fun night, whatever you do end up doing! 🙂


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