Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's All Fun & Games Blogfest

Today I'm participating in Alex J. Cavanaugh's It's All Fun & Games Blogfest. So here are my top three favorite games (not in any particular order) and why:



#1 - Ticket to Ride is one of my newest favorites. It reminds me somewhat of Settlers of Catan (another one of my favorites), but it's a little simpler and easier for kids to play. Try to complete as many "trips" as possible by filling in the tracks with your train cars. This is a great family game.


#2 - Loaded Questions is a great game to play with a group of people you know well. Try to match up the answers with the people who gave them. How well do you really know your family and friends?





#3 - I've posted about Balderdash before because it's one of my all-time favorite games and a great game for us creative types. You get to make up and try to fool others with your own word definitions, bizarre laws, movie plots and more.

Those are my top three. To read the rest of the It's All Fun & Games blogfest entries, click here.


What's your favorite game?

50 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Neato. Never played any of these. Looks fun though. We're busy training a new pup so our new fun games are, Don't Eat That, Drop That, and Where Did You Get That?

Caledonia Lass said...

Balderdash! Great game. I like Perquacky, but no one ever plays with me. lol XD

Nas Dean said...

Great games but alas I no longer have the time to play!

Old Kitty said...

I've never played these but they sound like such fun!! Yay!!! I love scrabble and trivial pursuits!

Take care
x

Shakespeare said...

Balderdash is one of my favorites, but I always have to play with new people (I'm really good at it, and the hubby hates losing).

For family nights, since my kids are still pretty young, we play a lot of the Cranium games. The family fun one has teams, so we pair one adult with one child. VERY fun.

I need to try the other two. Ticket to Ride seems like it would be great for the kids.

Amy said...

Great games! I love Balderdash, hadn't played it in forever! :)

Marg said...

I have one small problem with playing games and that is that the cats are the only things that I have to play games with although we do have our own little games to play such as chase, grab the fish, etc. That Balderdash sounds like fun. I do play some internet games when desperate.

Joanne said...

Really, there's nothing like a good game of Monopoly to pass an evening!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All new games to me! I'll have to try them.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Brian said...

I never heard of those either! I'm still trying to master wack-a-mole!!!

Ellie Garratt said...

Gosh. I forgot about Balderdash! You've got three awesome games there!

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Teralyn Rose Pilgrim said...

I love Ticket to Ride! I also love Balderdash, but I suck at it. No one ever believes my definitions.

notesfromnadir said...

Balderdash--haven't seen that 1 in quite some time!

Ticket to Ride looks like loads of fun.

Patricia Lynne said...

I've never played any of those and only heard of Balderdash!

Karen Peterson said...

I really like Balderdash, but even more I like playing Beyond Balderdash because it has different categories.

Christine Rains said...

Settlers of Catan is one of my favorites, and I've recently discovered Ticket to Ride, too. Balderdash is hilarious when played with the right group of friends!

Tim Brannan said...

Thanks! I'll have to keep and eye out for Ticket to Ride.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I've never played any of these before. But they all look like so much fun!

Ciara said...

I've never heard of these. Great pics. I'll have to check them out.

Brenda Drake said...

I didn't join in this blog hop, but sure sounds like a lot of fun and games! I've never played the games you've listed. They sound great! :D

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never played any of these games, but they sound like a lot of fun! :)

Siv Maria said...

Balderdash sounds like my kind of game!

M Pax said...

I know Balderdash. I'm going to have to look up those other two. They look so fun. Nice meeting you. :)

Lynn said...

We're taking an 'unplugged' family vacation this year, renting a house in a hot spot. I'll be looking for these games before I go. A favourite of mine is Milbourne (car card game based on french race car driver).

Kim said...

I love Ticket to Ride and Settlers. Have you ever played Acquire? It's a board game kind of in the same vein as those two - and just as addicting :)

L'Aussie said...

Balderdash is the only one I'd heard of. It's great. Ticket to Ride sounds good too.

Lauren said...

Love Loaded Questions!

Also a huuuge fan of Apples to Apples & Scrabble.

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Ella said...

I haven't played any of these, but I'm intrigued~
Loaded Questions sounds like it could be fun and insightful ;-D
Thanks for sharing; I will check the ones I'm not familiar with out~

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It looks like I need to take a road trip to your house to play some new games. :)

Bryce Daniels said...

Balderdash is a great choice! It's one of the games that go in the trunk when we go to visit family. Of course, my brother always wins because he's so full of.....creative juices.

Can I stay if I promise not to drink your coffee?

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I haven't heard of the first two, but Balderdash is my FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME! Love, love, love it!!

Amy

Nicole Zoltack said...

I haven't played any of these, but I have heard of them.

Alison Miller said...

Ah yes, Balderdash - we had a group that used to play that! Actually we used to play a lot of those games. Great choices!

Stephen Tremp said...

Loaded Questions sounds like a game I would like. It sounds like its similar to Taboo in that it can tell you how well you know your partner. Or how well you don't.

Theresa Milstein said...

I haven't played any of those games. I'm not a big game person. I do like Bananagrams once in a while and my daughter loves Scrambled States of America, so I'll play that with her.

baygirl32 said...

balderdash is the only one I've played before, I used to love it

Michelle Merrill said...

What an awesome idea for a blogfest! I love Ticket to Ride. Some of my other favorites are Settlers of Catan, Bang, Bonanza, and Wacky 6! I'm a major gamer when it comes to board games.

Carolyn V said...

I haven't played Balderdash in so long!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

My wife, her family, and I all love playing Loaded Questions!

Medeia Sharif said...

Yikes. I haven't played the three you listed. I need to go out more.

I love Monopoly.

Margo Berendsen said...

I havent' heard of the first two, but since Balderdash is my favorite too, I'll bet I'll like the other two!

Do card games count? I love Suicide Solitaire, sometimes also called Nerts, where you play solitaire against other teams instead of by yourself, it's wicked fast and fun.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We play a lot of board games - I'll have to look for those!

Kristal Shaff said...

Ooooo Two new games I haven't played. Thanks for the suggestions. Nice blog, btw.

Lisa Gail Green said...

I love board games! My kids are finally able to play some good ones...

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Balderdash is so much fun! One of my favorites, too.

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Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

These sound like fun. It's been forever since I've played a game, but I used to love Monopoly and Yahtzee and Scrabble.

Diane J. said...

Oh, I love games. Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit (any version), Taboo, Password, is there a limit?

I want to try Balderdash.

Rebecca Kiel said...

Wait. Where have I been that I don't know ANY of these games. Looks like I'm going to need to get my hands on Balderdash.

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