Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Games People Play

During our STAYcation, we've played a lot of games. One of our family favorites is Settlers of Catan. We play with the Knights and Cities expansion set. I am the family Settlers of Catan Champion, though the guys are all very competitive. This week, I've won two games and David won one (barely!)--not that I'm counting or anything.

Are you kidding me?!? Of course I'm counting! I'm a little competitive. Well actually, I'm a lot competitive. We've heard that my sister tends to be the Catan Champ at her house, and my kids keep hoping to one day see a match between myself and their Aunt Keri. Maybe someday....

Another family favorite is a game called Dominion that was given to us last Christmas by my sister Barbara. It is a super fun strategy game, and unlike Catan, which takes about 2 hours to play, we can play a game of Dominion in 20-30 minutes. The great thing about Dominion is it can be a very different game every time you play, requiring different strategies. David and Graham have been dominating the Dominion games this week, much to my chagrin.

We also like to play a card game called Hand and Foot. Graham typically wins Hand and Foot at our house. Lest you begin to feel sorry for Chandler, let me assure you that he is almost as competitive as I am, and he can beat us all at any of these games from time to time. But his forte is video games, where he kills us all without even breaking a sweat.

We also have an unwritten rule that Chandler has to set up and clean up all family games. Somehow he doesn't see this as a chore; but a privilege! 

What do you play?


  1. We love Quirkle, Sequence and the kids still love Clue. We dont get to play that often, but it is always fun!

  2. I knew I liked you! ;) Jordan and I LOVE to play games! We just got hooked on Settlers this summer, and let's just say I'm proud of him for continuing to play since I beat him so often. Another favorite is Ticket to Ride...and Banana Grams is great when we need a break from strategy. People tell us we'll need to ship an entire container of just our games to France.