There are so many wonderful things about playing card and board games with your kids: the family togetherness, the life lessons, the talking and laughing, the feeling that you’re doing something that doesn’t involve cords, screens or keyboards.
The best part for me, though, is the chance to randomly burst into song, such as when we’re playing the card game War and I can shout, “War! Huh!! Good God, y’all!! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again …”
Or when I pull an Apples to Apples green card that says “Unforgettable,” and I croon, “That’s what yoooou are …”
My children love that so much. (Not really.)
They do love board games, though, so we’re always on the lookout for new ones. We lean toward those that are quick and easy to learn and fun for all ages. As my pal Gwen Ottenberg, owner of Imagine That Toys in Wichita, likes to say: “The little guys can play, the big guys can play, and it’s not painful for anyone!” Who doesn’t like that in a game? (By the way, several of these games are available locally at Imagine That Toys, 29th North and Rock Road.)
Some recent favorites:Word on the Street Sour Apples to Apples Yahtzee Flash Simon Flash