Ho ho hello! Ia Santa! It’s Christmas, the time of year when even ostensibly sane people will consider trying one of these ‘game’ things. As the token geek in the family, it often falls to me to organise games. I thought it would be fun to compare gaming Christmas notes… have any of you games that are reliable family winners-over?
This year, I opted for the words-only version of Codenames, which has been a huge hit - both sides of the family are going to get a copy. Previous family-fun games have been Time’s Up! (my personal favourite) and Super Rhino Hero. Magic Maze has been a big hit with non-Gamer friends, but I thought was probably too much for family.
On the harder-core gaming side, it was a good haul for me this year, as I’ve been getting more interested in board games. This year I got Mage Knight, Descent and King of New York, and I’m very much hoping to get a copy of Gloomhaven in January, after some saving-up. Recent games that have been great to play solo after kids are embedded are Arkham Horror (card game) and the immensely wonderful Pandemic Legacy (not sure I’ll get season 2 though).
Anyone else have any festive board game thoughts?