Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Do Not Pass Go

I have always liked to play board games, but I have shied away from them more in the past. Frankly, board games are very high stress to someone as competitive as me, and I just didn't want to bother with all that. Lately, though, we have had an opportunity to play a bunch of board games with friends, and it has been a blast. It may just be my new favorite thing.

Two of our recent faves:

*Settlers of Catan. Seth and Jessica had talked a lot about this game, so we thought we would give it a try. I would highly suggest playing this game the first time with an experienced player. The first time we played we stared at the board for two hours before even rolling the dice.

*Mystery of the Abbey. We just played this with our friends Bo and Carrie, and it was a lot of fun. Kind of like a grown up Clue. Unless you just really like Colonel Mustard.

Mystery of the Abbey is a Days of Wonder game, and I think we will definitely be checking out more of these, especially the Big Adventure Games.

Anywho, board games may not be your thing, but if they are you should definitely check these out. Don't think you can walk in off the street with Chutes and Ladders experience and master these games. You have to come to play. And you have to invite me.

Do you have any favorites I need to know about?


brooke said...

Ticket to Ride is one of my favorites. Check it out!


Stewart Stuff said...

I'm all about the Scene It! board games with the interactive DVD.

Leah Williams said...

I guess it's not a board game, but one of our favorite games is Rummikub. Love it! We have to do a game night SOON, Brad and I LOVE LOVE LOVE games! :)

Hailey said...

You can't go wrong with plain old dominos either.