Tuesday, 28 January 2014

52 Lists - Things to do on a Rainy Day


And we certainly seem to be having a lot of those at the moment!

 
Garden on a rainy day
 
 
One thing we like to do on a rainy evening is play board games. We actually have a games cupboard in our dining room, complete with the usual Scrabble and Monopoly as well as more unusual games such as The Great Game of Britain and Pit.
 
 
 
 
So in no particular order, our favourite games to play on a rainy day are...
 
 
Pit
 
Pit card game
 
 
 
Scrabble
 
Scrabble board game
 
 
 
The Great Game of Britain
 
The Great Game of Britain board game
 
 
 
Card games (such as Rummy, Patience and Sevens)
 
Card games
 
 
 
Woof Woof
 
Woof woof board game
 
 
 
Monopoly (the Somerset edition)
 
Somerset edition Monopoly
 
 
 
 
What do you think? Are board games for life or just for Christmas?
 
Anything you'd recommend playing?
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Definitely for life - we also have a large stash and are always looking for excuses to play them :)

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    1. Excellent! I think it should be that you don't need an excuse but I know when we have people round we still have to find excuses as well! :-) x

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  2. Oh, my gosh! I didn't know they had a Somerset edition of Monopoly!! :D
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yep! There is one - complete with all the usual tourist attractions and towns. It's really fun to play! :-) x

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  3. You cannot beat a board game-athon! We invested in Articulate over Christmas which is brill...it's a struggle to get C involved but he loves it when he gives in to us girlies!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Ooh I've never played Articulate! We tend to end up buying board games in charity shops so I'll keep my eye out for that one :-) xx

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  4. Oh I WISH my husband wanted to play games!! He really dislikes board games and I have LOADS! I wish he'd relent!x

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    1. Oh no! You'll have to think of some ingenious excuses to try and get him to play :-) x

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  5. Board games are one of mine and my boyfriends favourite things to do, at the moment we're working through an incredibly long Risk war but we get the cards out for a short Sunday afternoon game too! They're also great to take to the pub or a cafe, they make a brilliant convo topic or ice breaker for old and new friends alike :)

    Sarah xx

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    1. Gosh, I haven't played Risk for years! One of my friend had it when I was at school and we used to play quite a bit but that was years ago now. Cards are fab, you can do so much with them either in a group or on your own - we always make sure to take some on holiday. :-) x

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  6. Board games are definitely for life. I love Bananagrams, Balderdash, and Cards Against Humanity. The last two go really well with a group of friends and several bottles of wine. xxx

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    1. Bananagrams? I'll have to investigate that one :-)
      Just googled Cards Against Humanity as well - it looks pretty darn fab! Possibly not one to play with the in-laws but definitely with friends after dinner :-) xxx

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  7. we rarely play board games at home though we do enjoy travel connect four when we go camping and also have travel othelo which i can never get the hang of!

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    1. Ooh I used to have Connect 4 as a kid, I remember playing it for ages with my Gran - I don't think I've played it for years! We tend to take cards on holiday with us and Andrew has a Travel Solitaire game which he sometimes takes along as well. :-) x

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  8. Me and the bf love board games. We also have a game cupboard. I think our favourite at the moment is Ankh Morpork - the Terry Pratchett book series game. It's really fun, kind of like a mix of risk and cluedo :) x

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    1. Sounds interesting! I will have to investigate that one :-) x

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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