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Old 12-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Soulsearching
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.

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, 02:12 PM   #17
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I hear this a lot, but I've never heard a good description of why it's so great. Care to give it a shot?

OP, only thing I can mention that hasn't been covered already, is a LEGO game called Creationary- like pictionary, but you build something..and it's not as hard as it sounds like it would be.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:15 PM   #18
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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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Here's another vote for Left Right Center
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #20
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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, 08:09 PM   #21
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #22
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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 12-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by mrsklamc View Post
I hear this a lot, but I've never heard a good description of why it's so great. Care to give it a shot?

OP, only thing I can mention that hasn't been covered already, is a LEGO game called Creationary- like pictionary, but you build something..and it's not as hard as it sounds like it would be.
I second Creationary. We played this at Thanksgiving 2011 and it was a hit. My sister even asked that we bring it this year and she usually doesn't like games! We enjoyed it this year as well.
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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 12-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #25
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We love Catchprase and Left Right Center too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #26
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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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Old 12-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #27
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Imaginiff, The Game of Things, Mad Gab, Quelf, and Telestrations. My family loves game nights and these are some of the newer group ones we like.
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Apples to Apples is always the biggest hit in our large group get togethers. Very easy to play as well so it doesn't take long to teach everyone or explain the rules.
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I got Reverse Charades for my daughter last year. We played it over Thanksgiving with the in-laws and had a lot of laughs. It might be another one to look into.

P.S. Thanks for starting this thread..lots of good ideas in here
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #30
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My sisters and I LOVE playing games!

Our favorites over the years have been (and still are):

Catchphrase (always a hit)
Mad Gab (hysterical!!)
Apples to Apples

For a smaller group, Bananagrams is great fun (fast-paced Scrabble game).
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