The life and times of the Redding family.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Games, Games, Games

When we have family gatherings we like to play games. Catch Phrase is a favorite, especially when the Redding clan get together. Advantages of game playing:

It is a lot of fun
A great option to TV
Creates togetherness
Builds memories
Strengthens reasoning skills and a whole lot of other skills
Releases energy and tension with a whole lot of laughs
Is not dependent on travel or electricity
Is economical entertainment
All ages can enjoy game playing
Most games do not require a huge time commitment

Why not try some game playing this weekend or this evening?

Games we own- these are not in any particular order - Catch Phrase, Life, Risk (2 versions) Clue(2 versions), Scrabble, Worst Case Scenario, Dominoes, Chess, Pick Up Sticks, Cards, Solitaire Frenzy, Pretty Pretty Princess, Stratego, Monopoly, Boggle, Bibleopoly, Battle Ships, Hang Man, Cranium, Rubiks Cube 4 and 3, Probe, Parcheesi, Masterpiece, Chinese Checkers,Yahtzee, Sorry, Poker cube, HiQue, I Spy, Tourist Toss Up - West Virginia, Upwords (2 Versions), Sudoku, Uno, and a few I am sure we didn't list. Remember we have a game closet still stocked in WV and a stack of games here in Washington.

The kids list their favorites -

Daniel - Chess, Risk, Life

Joseph - Dominoes, Fast Scrabble, Chess

Sarah - Solitaire Frenzy, Chess

John Mark- Chess, Risk, Worst Case Scenario

Hannah - Solitaire Frenzy, Fast Scrabble

James - Risk, Life, Stratego, Chess

Esther (she's only 4)- Pretty Pretty Princess

Send me your favorite.

Happy game playing!


Anonymous said...

We have too many games to list them all. I enjoy speed scrabble, apples to Apples, Rummicube.

Tag your it! I tagged you to do the 7 Random things meme, go to my blog and read the directions then post and tag away.

Jennifer said...

We have a ton of games too!!
My 3 (almost 4) prefers to play Hi Ho Cherrio!!
Then the oldest son like his Are You Smarter Then a 5th Grader board game he got for Christmas.
And Guess Who? is becoming a favorite of my dd.
But we also enjoy Monopoly, Sorry!, Trouble, Battleship, Connect Four, MEMORY, Old Maid, Chutes & Ladders, CandyLand, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit, OH and I can't forget the Cranium games we own!

Waldo Pepper said...

Mr. Redding - Tag your it!! Go to my blog and find the post "7 Random Facts" and do the same post on your blog.

Anonymous said...

My favorite game is Life I
play it all the time. guess who?

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