1. SPOT IT That is the game you see two of my grandchildren playing in the picture above. It consists of a deck of round cards that have various pictures on them. Each card has at least one match to every other card in the deck. Players must find their match before their opponents do. There are many versions of this game, such as shapes and numbers, Disney or sports and there are multiple ways to play. During our recent wedding hub bub, when all of our family was here, this game kept the kids busy while the rest of us worked on wedding business. But, I did take some time to play with my grandkids and we laughed and had a great time. My sister and her girls, who were here for the wedding, enjoyed it so much that they had to get their own game once they got home.
4. SCRABBLE You may think that this game is only for four people, but when we go and visit my family in CA, we all get together and have a scrabble tournament, with a few boards going at once. Scrabble is a serious business with my extended family, and my 93 year old mother is a master at it. We have so many memories playing this game. I began playing at a young age and I know it helped me learn to spell better and increased my vocabulary.
Do you have any games that you love to play with your family that I haven't included? I am always ready to try a new game!