Do you still play boardgames?

boardgames - THey're still fun.
@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
May 7, 2007 10:27pm CST
I know there are so many video games, computer games, all kinds of games...but do you still play old fashioned boardgames? Every weekend the fours of us - 3 now since my daughter is not here - take one night to play board games. We play monopoly, life, canadian trivia, guess, even sorry:) It's kind of a tradition with us now. We have fun and it's a time that we're together, talking, playing, having fun, as opposed to sitting in front of the computer or the tv. We sometimes play teams, special on the trivia game, mom and son, versus dad and daughter, or girls against guys and we actually laugh together:):) Do you still play board games?
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@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
8 May 07
That's an emphatic 'yes'. I live in a culture (Mexico) where board games are practically unknown, I brought them from Germany or asked my mother to send some. I have to Mexican boys, 11 and 12, and we dive into monopoly, card games or other 'German' board games unknown on this continent LOL, usually on saturday evening. When their friends are there, it's POKER, not with money, of course, but with, you guessed it, beans.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
Saturday nights for us too :) WE've played poker with cookies, jelly beans, home chores and smarties LOL
@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
8 May 07
Guess you guys beat us in THAT respect...
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
9 May 07
We still play board games at our house. I use it for family nights followed up by a good family type movie. I find it a great way to get to know the kids and for the kids to get to know their parents better and it promotes togetherness. We always have lots of fun playing board games and the kids learn alot about be a good sport and following rules too and that is important too.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
17 Jun 07
Thankyou for the best response.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
8 May 07
The Kids and me used to but the last time we played games was 2 years ago lol I am not keen on playing Games and not even on the Computer
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
I enjoy playing computer games sometimes, but I really cherish the time that we spend playing as a family. And board and card games are good for that :) SOmetimes we even play when some of out friends come over and it's usually quite fun:)
@eipril (401)
• Philippines
8 May 07
yah i'm still play board games ..with my cousins ,,we used to play that every time we're bored ,.we play chess or dama .,and scrabble ..^_^
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
We like chess too, but it restricts a bit because it's only two people. Sometimes we make " championships" hehe so we all play.
8 May 07
I still have my old Momopoly game in the cupboard and another board game that comes with a video. It's an interactive role play game called Atmosphere, and great fun
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
We have clue in video. I comes out once in a while when we think we forgot the clues a bit LOL
• Singapore
8 May 07
Yes I do. I love them. But it is so hard to find anyone who wants to play them with you anymore. :(
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
Sometimes it's just a matter of starting. Even the people that seem reluctant end up enjoying it :)
• United States
8 May 07
Yes, I play scrabble, monopoly, chess and checkers with my daughters. We have game night and we play old fashion board games and we have a lot of fun. I think they are much better to play with children then video games.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
I think all kinds of games have their place, but computer games have a tendency to be a lonely game, whereas boardgames are made for lots of people to play together, that's what makes them special to me :)
@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
8 May 07
yes, we still do (as a family). personally, i still prefer playing boardgames than playing games online or on the television. i find it more fun.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
I don't really play online games much. I do play some computer games, and sit down with the kids and hubby to play video games sometimes but I really enjoy our boardgame time. It just makes is a family thing and it's nice that we can sit as a family and have such fun even though the kids are at the age where they usually don't appreciate time in family that much :)
@00fear (3211)
• United States
8 May 07
yup, we play this everyday but mostly fridays. my brother, parents, my brothers girlfriend, my friend, and i would always play. we also play monopoly and sometimes guess too. we like to play this and we dont actually get bored of it. on fridays, my friends parents also comes over (they live like 2 house from us and as i mention in too many topics, they know my parents because of my friends and my grandfathers) and one of my other brother as well. in weekends it is the best because i have both of my brothers over and a lot of people to play. it is also fun to play in the weekdays as much.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
We usually take aside saturday nights for our board games night:) ANd the best thing is that it's really fun and we have a great time :)
@yan_i24 (258)
• Philippines
9 May 07
Not anymore. But when I was a kid, I play monopoly, snakes and ladders and scramble. It's only now (while reading your post) that I realize that I am not playing boardgames anymore..I didn't noticed for years. =)
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
9 May 07
Yes I do !! My youngest got "Dinopoly" for Christmas and he wants to play it ALL the time !! It's a form of Monopoly, but instead of real estate properties, you actually purchase dinosaurs !! He is a dinosaur freak, so it was fitting for a gift for him. It's a pretty cute game and I am the only one willing to play with him. His brother never wants to play. The actually have it in Catopoly, etc. It's a new twist on Monopoly, the kids love it.
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• Australia
9 May 07
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
9 May 07
Yes we do. Usually when my grandchildren are here we play board games. And, on holidays that is part of how we spend the afternoon and evenings. We play a lot of the game Trivia, and divide up into teams, so the younger ones can play too. We, also, like to play cards.
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@GardenGerty (109011)
• United States
9 May 07
This is one of the things we do when we visit my family. That is the only time we actually have time to sit down and play without interruption. We also like to go bowling. Also good family time.
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@sunup13 (420)
• Canada
8 May 07
I am a huge advocate of board games and card games. I like tv and the pc alright but there is nothing like sitting around with your friends and family and having a game of something! When we were teens we used to play sorry and trivial pursuit with my dad and his new family, and dominos and mexican rummy with my mom. Now that I am older I love playing scrabble and yatzee with my nanny and mom or canasta. With my friends I like 90's Trivial Pursuit or Cranium - it's the best game going and it's Canadian!
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
8 May 07
we can only play board games during my rest days..since the other housemate work on regular shedule, like 8am till 5pm..since my shedule rotates, they have to depend on when my rest day is...and its fun being together...we play after eating..sometimes who looses drinks 1 glass of water on bugle, we also have monopoly..whoever is the riches will treat us for pizza....thats why no one wanted to be the riches! lolz !
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 May 07
I used to actualy like them. Life, sorry, risk and monolopy were my favorites. I guess I just kinda lost interest in them as I got older. I still play sometimes though. I do like cards however. I play texas holdem at my neighbors sometimnes. Punky and her family recently re-introduced me to eucher too. I used to play that one a lot.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
8 May 07
i still play board games but not very often, usually about christmas time when the family all gets together and usually the kids (ranging 18-35) get together and we play including out partners.
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@ennaid (9)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Yes i still played a board games especially the scrabble..its the word game. Because it help us enhance our mind. And by playing this you will know the words you didn't know before.
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@xylon17 (157)
• Philippines
8 May 07
yeah I still play boardgames. I like scrabble and chess.
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