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Old 12-02-2012, 07:44 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, 08:10 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, 08:24 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, 08:31 AM   #4
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Our neighborhood families get together and play Logo.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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Our family

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, 09:30 AM   #6
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Settlers of Catan.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #7
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We love Apples to Apples.
I just bought a game for family game night, its called "Would You Rather", looks fun.
Some others we like
Yahtzee
Headbandz
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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We visited family (with the youngest being 10) over Thanksgiving and played several board games. Everyone's favorite was Wits and Wagers. It was really fun and you can actually learn something. The only problem I would see is that there are only 4 boards, so you would have to make teams.

We also played Apples to Apples. It was fun, but wasn't my favorite.

We tried playing Would You Rather and none of us cared for it.


I'm interested in the answers here. My extended family plays these type of board games all the time and I'd like to pick up a new one for them for Christmas.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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These are definitely be silly, do goofy things games but my extended family enjoys Cranium and Flapdoodle. We always have teams and play Cranium at the beach. It's good to have a wide range of ages in that game because there are different types of the questions that sometimes only the older or younger players really know well.

Flapdoodle has cards that make you do things like have your big toes hold a conversation until the timer runs out. It's mostly things you have to do that make other people laugh. It works for our family but some may not like being so goofy in front of others. It is completely ridiculous but we always laugh so hard!

We have the Would You Rather game and the kids enjoy that too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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What about Left Right Center? We play at our staff xmas party every year and have a blast!
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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Pokeno is a fun game. We played during a family vacation with ages ranging from 4 years to 62 years.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #12
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We love Apples to Apples Junior and Pictionary is still a favorite.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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Yachtee
Jenga (so much fun for all ages , my kids love it)
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There are quite a few types of Monopoly. My son has collected many kinds, like StarWars, Nascar,College,Anniversay Edition, etc. My daughter has Pet Shop one. I don't care for the Simpsons but there is one of that too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #14
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Oh and BINGO is everyone's favorite. Sometimes we'll have a bowl of candy for the winner to pick from. Not always a prize but still always fun.

Pokeno, is like bingo but with playing cards. We have an extremely old set from Grandma so not sure where to find it today.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:41 PM   #15
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Apples to Apples!
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