How often do you all sit down to play a game? We probably don’t do it as much as we should. There is always something to be done, dishes to wash after dinner, ironing to put away. Sometimes we just need to make more time to play games together.
Last night I was invited to a games evening held in a lovely local coffee shop. This followed from last month where I accepted an invitation to join our blogger Ginger Fox Games Club. In a world of screens and apps a games club encourages us to celebrate the idea of getting together around a table and playing a group game.
Erin and I popped along last night and we had a great time. Erin really loves playing games and despite being shy initially she was quickly chatting to others who were there to play. She found her voice and her competitive streak and I really enjoyed watching her interact with different people.
- Erin played Cat Chaos which was her favourite game. What I liked is that it is a fast-paced game and only take a few minutes. It is a great after dinner game and Erin was soon grabbing cards and laughing away. This is the sort of game everyone can play no matter what their age. I have said before that having teens and Erin means that sometimes it can be hard to find a game that we can all play and enjoy.
- The second game we really enjoyed was Corks which launched last night. Corks has a really special story behind it and I was lucky enough to chat with the husband and wife team that created the game. This again is a game suitable for all ages and abilities. It is based on fast sharing of cards and quick reactions. No knowledge is required which means the whole family can play.
- The emoji game is another card game which I learnt is one of the highest selling games. This is fun and similar to Happy Families, but with the added twist of action cards. The action cards encourage silly challenges that made us laugh.
- Which One is another popular game. Unjumble the answers to five questions with five answers to win! Sounds straight forward…but get one wrong and you lose all your points! Contains 1,500 cards.
We stayed and played games for a few hours and Erin had a smile plastered across her face. It demonstrates that I need to find more time to play games with her. This weekend I am going to challenge the family to some more games.
If you are in Cheltenham do also visit The Find which is where the games night was held. The food we sampled was divine and I cannot wait to head back there. All the games we played last night were from Ginger Fox and there are so many great games and dare I say they make a great stocking filler!