Last year, I received this puzzle for the holidays and we only opened it last night. Yikes! Since we haven't done a puzzle in a long long time, I'm not sure this is the one that we should have started on.
Many families and friends in the US tend to play games over the holiday season (as well as throughout the year, but it seems that the holidays have more game-playing sessions than at other times) - or at least in my circle of family/friends they do. Maybe because, unlike in the U.K. where I understand that over Christmas there were and are Christmas Specials, slim pickings were on regular TV. Plus usually during the holidays there would be snow and cold in our neck of the woods (unlike this year as we haven't had real snow yet and currently it's raining again) and being inside and warm was a nice thing. Or maybe it was a good way to keep the peace! For whatever reason, I remember playing a lot of games during this season when indoors! Also when I was a kid, we often received a new board game from Santa. I remember getting Masterpiece
in 1970/71, for instance. Santa used to bring my son games often, too!
I have to admit that I got bored easily with some board games - after playing a few times, I was ready for the next one. But cards on the other hand I seemed to enjoy more. Rummy was a favorite of mine. And pre-packaged card games are fun, too - I heard that there is a new game called Cards Against Humanity
- this coming weekend, I'm meeting up with my sisters and I think we'll be playing that one. I also recommend Aquarius
- it is a fun Dominoes-type game.
Here is our current stash of games in our home (which means these are games that still interest me!).
|The two cases are - fancy poker set and backgammon. |
There is also a checker/chess board in there somewhere,
but I don't have any checkers or chess pieces anymore for some reason.
Did your family and friends play games at this time of year? And do you have any game recommendations?
And once again I say: There needs to be a word/term for this week between Christmas and the New Year! EDIT 12/29/15 - I read that in Norway the week is called Romjul.