After family function dinners, the family sort of breaks into different groups. There’s the sports group that gathers in front of the TV and watches whatever game happens to be on. My uncles grab a table and play cards. However, it is a closed game. No one besides the four uncles are invited to join. I’m sure Andreas would love to join in, but it’s not going to happen. The rest of us usually sit around the table and talk. Which is fine, but at some point you need an activity. We usually play a game. Trivial Pursuit was always a good choice but some of my relatives felt it was a bit too challenging. So we tried other games like Taboo or Family Feud, which is actually quite fun. It got so bad that we hit an all time low a couple of years ago and actually started playing Bingo. Bingo. Talk about needing no discernable skill to play a game. Listen for the letter and number. If you have it, but your chip on the block. Tough stuff.
But this year I’m going to bring out Apples to Apples. If you haven’t played this game yet, I recommend you go out and buy it NOW. It is a blast to play with larger groups and is so easy! It takes no time to explain the rules, there is no board, you don’t need to have to form teams and you can make the game last as long, or short, as you want to. I think it might be the game for the family. I will report back how it went.