Do You Ever Play Board Games with Your Family?

Canada
September 29, 2015 12:18am CST
Two of my grown-up sons are visiting and we have just had a night of playing Rummikub. It's like the card game rummy, only you use numbered tiles and you can rearrange each other's tiles to suit you. We laughed hysterically as they teased me as they always have. I am so happy to have this time with them. Do you still play board games or card games with your family?
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
30 Sep 15
We used to do that all the time. Haven't done it in ages.
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@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Oct 15
Our narrow boat Jeannie
We used to have a narrow boat and we would play board games and cards in the evening it was a fun way to end the day.
@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
30 Sep 15
Yes, I play backgammon and yathzee with my husband, our niece join us for a game when she comes to visit.
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@jstory07 (67105)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Sep 15
My husband and I taught all of the grandchildren to play board games and even bought them some.
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• Canada
29 Sep 15
Games are good for children to play. They offer great opportunities for bonding and give them experiences of turn taking and counting (when they're little) and strategy when they are older.
@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Sep 15
My grandma taught me how to play gin rummy and backgammon when I was a child. Although my grandma passed away years ago, I still love to play those games!
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• Canada
1 Oct 15
@moffittjc I associate certain board games and card games with people from my past. We probably played them a lot when I was a child.
@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
1 Oct 15
we play all the board games, Monopoly, 30 Seconds, Cludo, pictionary, trivial persuit and many others - best raining day tools to have
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• Canada
2 Oct 15
Great bonding times.
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@Inlemay (16543)
• South Africa
2 Oct 15
@Sheilamarie78 we laugh so much that we want re-matches as well at the end of the evenings - we havent had one in ages - i think its time to arrange for one
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Sep 15
No, we don't play board games and I have really missed it. When I first moved in with my brother, we would play board games but haven't in a long time.
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• Canada
1 Oct 15
My husband doesn't like to play so we only play board games when our sons are home.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Oct 15
@Sheilamarie78 We ended up selling all of our games when we moved from Vegas back to Tennessee. I think we should look into buying new games now.
@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Sep 15
Rummikub is one of our favorite games to play! My two kids and I still enjoying playing board games. We've got quite a collection of them, so we never get tired of playing the same games over and over! Definitely fun quality time together!
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• Canada
1 Oct 15
That was the game we played the night before last! Lots of fun.
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Sep 15
We always play chess in our family especially on weekends.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 15
I haven't played any for quite some time. The last one I played was The Game of Life. It was fun. If I want to play now I'd have to choose the time when my toddler sleeps otherwise she'd hijack the entire game.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
30 Sep 15
Yes, we do occasionally.
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
30 Sep 15
I don't see my family that often anymore. But when of my younger grandkids is here, I try to get them to play Scrabble or Uno. We used to play Monopoly a lot, but haven't in quite some time.
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@sofssu (14462)
29 Sep 15
We always do during the summer holidays and long weekends. The kids love to play scrabble with me and chess with their father.
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@ison_1 (1252)
29 Sep 15
Yep, and also Uno and dominoes
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@TheHorse (65795)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Oct 15
We used to play lots of Monopoly. Then we graduated to bridge With other families, it's Risk!
@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Oct 15
I play Scrabble with a friend and a Spanish friend who is learning English. It helps her learn new words and uses the words she already knows. I play board games sometimes when I visit my daughter she also likes doing jigsaws. We often end up chatting while doing a jigsaw :D
@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Oct 15
Oh yes, we love board games, they are so much fun.