My family loves board games.
I have said and typed it many times before, particularly this time of year, when dark evenings, cozy fires, winter break and holiday get-togethers loom gloriously ahead like a vast expanse of purple Cranium clay.
Each holiday season I try to add a few games to our growing collection, which usually means visiting my pal Gwen Ottenberg at Imagine That Toys in Wichita. Incredibly, the visit usually results in some happy new board/card/dice-game discovery and in me shouting, “This is the best game ever!”
That game this year is Tenzi – a collection of 40 colorful dice in a nifty plastic tube that fits perfectly into a Christmas stocking and has three qualities that constitute the trifecta of family games: easy to learn, quick to play, fun for everybody.
Here’s a little more about that game and a few others to consider if you want something new to play this winter. Some are available at Ottenberg’s store, 29th North and Rock Road. Others can be found online or at local discount stores: