Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday Topics (Not on Tuesday) - Nine Games


Yesterday's Tuesday Topic was Nine Games. Not surprisingly, I'm a little late to game.  Whatevs....  Although my summer break is quickly nearing the end, I'm still in easy breezy, summer mode where I say pfft to deadlines and schedules! LOL!  Without further ado, here are my nine favorite games:


Dice with Buddies/Yahtzee


I admit, I'm a bit of a Dice with Buddies addict and have spend probably more time than I care to admit rolling dice.  But, I so enjoy it and much of my enjoyment is that is not language based.  As a speech language pathologist, I deal a lot with language and this  game gives me a nice language break.


Boggle


This is a game that I liked playing with friends as a teen, but forgot about once I went to college.  I have recently started using Boggle in my therapy with kids at school and I play Boggle with Friends online.  I can't play this game in great quantities, though.  I find it's a language overload.


UNO



I have many, many fond memories of playing this classic board game with my neighbors while sitting on the front porch of my childhood home.  This is a game that I continue to play, but now I play with my therapy students.  It's a good game to teach turn taking skills, focus, and social skills (being a good loser and a gracious winner).


BINGO



This is one of my guilty pleasures that I like to indulge in 3-4 times a year and always when on a cruise.  Do I ever win?  No.  But, I so enjoy the thought that I could potentially win.


Words with Friends/Scrabble



My stepmother introduced me to Scrabble years ago when I would visit her and my father over the summer as a teenager.  The downfall of Scrabble is that games have the potential to be slow and go on for a long time.  I've been playing Words with Friends (generic online knock off of Scrabble) for at least five years. Granted, these games might go on for days or weeks, depending on the frequency of play, but I've embraced the slowness.  Like with Boggle, sometimes I feel like I'm on language overload when I play this game in greater frequency.


Sequence



When my husband's family gathers together, I always like to play this game with one of my brothers-in-law and whoever else wants to join.  I think the strategy appeals to me.


Skip-Bo



Again, I think part of my love of this game is that it doesn't involve much language and that gives the language center of my brain a much needed break while being entertained.


Gin Rummy



I haven't played this game in a long time, but it was a favorite of my best friend and I.  When we were in high school, we used to play this during lunch.  We continued to play off and on throughout college. 


Blokus



I like to play this with my fourth and fifth graders.  This game is great for executive functioning because it requires strategic planning and reasoning.


What's one of your favorite games?  As always, thanks for stopping by.

Linking up with Jen @ Quirky Pickings


6 comments:

  1. Lots of good choices here! Love Yahtzee and Uno, I forgot about Skip Bo! I used to like playing that one a few years back!
    Beth
    http://www.thebethnextdoor.com

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  2. I haven't heard of sequence or blockus but I really enjoy playing the other games you mentioned

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    1. Both are super fun! Blokus is a great thinking game!

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  3. you should try pokeno! so much fun! get a group of girls together and mix that with a white elephant gift exchange. so you play until someone gets pokeno (like bingo), and the winner chooses a gift. then you play again, and that winner can either take that person's gift or choose from the others.

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    1. I'm not sure I've ever heard of it. Will have to check it out. :)

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