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GAME NIGHT!!!
By BrainCoach Nick
7/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

Make some memories with a Family Game Night at the Cabin or Beach House.

I have a pretty decent list of games that I'm toting to my next family get together. Of course, I'm going to have to gage what everyone's feeling up to and match my games to the mood.

Mind Your MarblesMindstein  

We love trivia, so I've found Mind Your Marbles and MindStein to be great trivia games to break out. The best part about these two is that they'll test both your long AND short-term memories. The long-term is all those necessary facts you've been storing throughout your life. But the short-term is where we've gotten caught up in these games. We have to remember multiple questions at once, or random letters based on the answers we give. This adds a whole new dimension that has gotten my family back into trivia.

Splickety Lit

Another game that mixes trivia with a little wordplay is Splickety Lit. Yes, that is indeed a spoonerism for Lickety Split! And for those of you who don't know what a spoonerism is, it's when you wix two mords"_ I mean, MIX two WORDS up. This game asks lighthearted trivia questions in all sorts of different categories. But the biggest challenge comes, not in answering them, but being able to switch your answer around to fit the spoonerism criteria. Needless to say, we all have a great laugh (or two. or ten) when this game is busted out.

wordy word

I personally am not the most eloquent of individuals, and I've always tended to steer clear of Scrabble. So when I saw Wordy Word, I realized I could actually play a good word game. Wordy Word combines all the best points of your classic word making and guessing games into one super game. My family splits up into two teams, then we roll the dice. The dice have letters on them, and each team has to incorporate the letters into a series of words. These words are then given to the opposing team, who has to guess them in a limited amount of time. It's a quick description, but suffice it to say, the game gets us yelling and laughing and using our noggins.

Spy Alley

Another fun game that any family would enjoy is Spy Alley. I refer to this one as a modern day classic because of its board game setup and play. In this game of mystery and intrigue everyone is trying to guess their opponents' identities while not revealing their own.

Forbidden Desert

So you'd like to ask me what my absolute favorite family game is? Well let me tell you. Hands down the winner is Forbidden Desert. The most appealing aspect of this game is its cooperative play. Everyone playing is trying to reach the same objective. You only win if your whole team makes it to the end together. For those families where a little too much competitiveness can result in arguments and hurt feelings, this is the game for you. It also focuses on individuality, because every player gets their own special talent that they bring to the board. Without one member, the game would be even more difficult.

Every family has their own unique quirks, and while some families may find a leisurely game of scrabble to be just the ticket, another may not want to play together unless it's Spikeball in the yard. In the end, you have to pick for yourself. But I can guarantee that you'll find a game above that brings you closer together.

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