We stayed home for New Year’s Eve. I was sick. My teenager was sick. Sounds like a barrel of fun, right? We weren’t terribly sick but didn’t want to hand out our sickness at a party. Everyone at home was already exposed. So, we played games (some we received as Christmas gifts this year).
Bananagrams It’s like Scrabble without a board. Everyone gets his/her own tiles. Baby Cakes played Bananagrams until she started stealing Bear’s tiles and couldn’t enjoy herself without playing that way
Mad Libs (not really a game but fun) It’s pre-written stories with blanks. The blanks are filled in (without looking at the story) with the appropriate parts of speech. The unexpected words make the stories hilarious–the picture wasn’t posed.
Blokus This is a board came. Everyone gets a corner of the board and a colored set of blocks. The goal is to put as many of your own blocks on the board.
Clue This game has been around for a while. I can’t think of the last time I played it–maybe decades. The gist of the game is to use the clues to figure out who “did it.” Was it Mr. Mustard in the Spa with the rope?
After the games
We opened a bottle of sparkling grape juice and cheered in the new year. It was well before midnight, but it was an evening well spent together.