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Old 12-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Game Help Needed

Every Christmas Eve, my family and extended family love to play a game after dinner and gifts.

We are a large family ranging in ages 8 to 75.

In the past we were able to play Scattegories, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Family Feud, and Battle of the Sexes.

Just wondering if there is a NEW or OLD game out there that someone could recommend that they are enjoying with their family.

Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Zombie Dice is wonderful - odd, but wonderful. Everyone I know who has played has gone off and tried to buy it - unfortunately, its tried - it can be difficult to find.

I know a lot of games that are in the 2-4 or 2-6 player range. Pandemic is EXCELLENT - difficult however (its a cooperative game, either the game wins or everyone wins - and the game wins a lot) and more for young teens and adults. Fluxx is good. Transamerica is a very good game and can be played young (my kids started that at six).

One of my favorites is Arabian Nights - its a choose your own adventure board game - but it isn't really a "casual" game and its an expensive one.

Wits and Wagers Family Edition might be what you are looking for - I haven't played it. You can see it being played here: http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/ep...op-episode-13/ Many of these games are on this show - Arabian Nights and Transamerica they haven't done.

ETA: My family likes Mexican Train - which is a domino game.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Catchphrase is my fave party game, you buy a small round buzzer thingy, very few rules,easy to play and quick! it costs about 15.00
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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Our neighborhood families get together and play Logo.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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loves Farkle (kinda like Yatzee but better..) Pictionary would be fun too, and Apples to Apples is always a hit and easy to play with a lot of people.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Settlers of Catan.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Every Christmas Eve, my family and extended family love to play a game after dinner and gifts.

We are a large family ranging in ages 8 to 75.

In the past we were able to play Scattegories, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Family Feud, and Battle of the Sexes.

Just wondering if there is a NEW or OLD game out there that someone could recommend that they are enjoying with their family.

Thanks!
I like Yatzhee, Monopoly, and Cranium WOW.

Cranium WOW is a team game, with an unlimited amount of players. It's very fun and engaging.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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We LOVE Apples to Apples at our family get togethers! We also play a lot of Pictionary and Mexican Train (with dominoes).
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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Here's another vote for Left Right Center
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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We like BINGO. I buy a bunch of $1 scratch off's for prizes.

We also like Outburst! when there is a crowd.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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Disney Scene It
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Apples to Apples
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I've never played it either but 10 year old put on his Christmas List
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #12
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I second Catchphrase and Outburst! I'm not sure how many people you have but we played Bunco with DHs family one year when the entire family (out of towners) was together. We had a blast and the winning team got cute mugs with hot cocoa packets in it. We've done bingo in the past also.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:41 AM   #13
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Balderdash is our favorite with a group. You don't need the game just a dictionary and the rules.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:51 AM   #14
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We love Catchprase and Left Right Center too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:24 AM   #15
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Going to fourth Catchphrase. So much fun, and it only gets better the more people you add.
My family didn't really enjoy Would You Rather, but your mileage may vary.
Pit is fun to play depending on how many people you have. It's an older game and it may be hard to find, but a good one. Just don't let young kids near the bell!
Buzzword is fun, if you have a small enough group. And Apples to Apples always seems to be a hit!
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