Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Big Hits in our House

The Christmas gifts have all been unwrapped and thank you notes have been written. Yes, you read that correctly. Thank you notes. The long lost art of letting those who thought of you that you appreciate their gift.
Let the playing begin. There were lots of cool presents. a number of them have been a big hit. The crew has played a number of the games with family and friends. The fun, laughter, togetherness, and joy has been fun to observe.
The classic detective game! In Clue, players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of: who done it, with what, and where? Players are dealt character, weapon, and location cards after the top card from each card type is secretly placed in the confidential file in the middle of the board. Players must move to a room and then make an accusation against a character saying they did it in that room with a specific weapon. The player to the left must show one of any cards accused to the accuser if in that player's hand. Through deductive reasoning each player must figure out which character, weapon, and location are in the secret file. To do this, each player must uncover what cards are in other players hands by making more and more accusations. Once a player knows what cards the other players are holding they will know what cards are in the secret file. A great game for those who enjoy reasoning and thinking things out.
This has been fun for the kids and adults.

Be the first player to advance to the Finish by creatively connecting Subjects and Letters, while racing a Random-Interval Timer and the other Players! For example, Subject: "Vegetables"... Letter: "C". Players yell out... Carrots!Cucumbers! Corn! Cauliflower! 'tick-tick' ... The player with the Last Word before the timer sounds advances.
This has been a good thinking game. It also causes lots of discussion about how words are really spelled.
The other hit was my toy. However, the combination of Katherine at Quarterback and Rebecca at receiver has been putting a whooping on the rest of us. On the two on two mode they haven't been beaten. You should hear the laughing and giggling that goes with this game.
All have had a great time playing with our Christmas goodies.
What have your favorites Christmas goodies been?


Nap Warden said...

Oh...Clue is my favorite...I always am Miss Scarlett!

Hope the Busy Dad house had a great Holiday:)

A Free Man said...

Madden for the Wii sounds fantastic! And well done on the thank you notes.