Table games are very popular on both sides of my family. At any get-together, you’re likely to find someone rounding up a group of people to play something. I’m always a willing participant. Here are my five favorites:
1) Rook – The bidding game for Mennonites. It’s my very favorite. I’m even hosting a tournament tomorrow at church.
2) Apples to Apples – One of a number of games introduced to me by my sister and brother-in-law. Oldest Daughter and I have established a two-person version that uses a dummy. It’s amazing how many times the dummy wins.
3) Fictionary – This game is essentially ‘Balderdash’. However, my family played Fictionary before Balderdash was on the market.
4) Up and Down the River – Otherwise known as ‘Oh, Heck!’ You bid on the number of tricks you’ll take. Then your neighbor messes you up.
5) Monopoly – I debated whether this belongs here or not. I don’t really play Monopoly too much. It just takes too long. But it is a sentimental favorite, going all the way back to my elementary school days when my parents gave it to me as a Christmas gift.