Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Let's Play a game!
Well, I honestly don't play a ton of different games. I kind of tend to get into a groove and I will only play one or two different games for the longest time before I switch again. As a homeschooler I probably have more time than the average girl my age, but even then I do get too busy to play. Still, I believe that everyone should make time for their siblings and friends doing something other than watching a movie (a sad tradition in the American culture that is hard to break). So, when I do, these are the games that I can be talked into playing:
Scrabble -- I love this game!! My Mom and I play it all the time. She usually beats me, but recently I have actually been able to beat her a few times in a row! WOW! This game is great because it teaches you good spelling and creativity... Some of the words that my Mom and I come up with while playing could be classified as very creative ;) !
Boggle -- Also a favorite of mine. I like this game because it is very short and provides fun for any number of people. Lots of times it can get very boring when you are stuck playing one game for hours on end. This game allows for easy entrance and exit.
Killer Bunnies -- Now this is my FAVORITE game ever! Don't be daunted by the title, it is a lot of fun! We (my brothers and I) will play this about 3 times a week and sometimes more (that's a lot for me). Honestly, it does not teach much (unless you mean reading and understanding the instructions). Well, I guess it teaches people to get along, that is definitely a + !
Risk -- I'd say that everyone probably knows what the game Risk is. I could say that it teaches strategy, but it really doesn't, I could also say that it teaches geography, but it really doesn't do that either. So, what does it teach? Um, good question?
Set -- This is a matching game. I really enjoy playing it. It is not a game you want to play when you are tired!
10 days in the USA -- This a great geographical game. It teaches locations, populations and capitals of all of the US states. They also have this game for Europe, Mexico, Australia and various others. A lot of fun, and you can learn at the same time!
Anyway, that is my list. Some of them are educational and others are...well... not :D! But all of them cause better relationships with my family and friends! And that is a +++++!