This quarantine has definitely not been the easiest for some of us. Sooner or later, we will get tired of scrolling through our phones. So, why not bust out the board games and have some fun?
Loteria was brought from Spain to Europe in the 1700s and since then, families and friends all over Latin America have been playing the game. Like Bingo, in order to win in Loteria, you must have four of the cards on your playing card called in a row. They must make a line horizontally, vertically, or across. Once you’ve got that, you can shout “LOTERIA”. I have been playing this with the family since quarantine started and it never gets old.
We all know Monopoly! It dates back to the early 20th century. Formerly known as the Landlords Game, Monopoly has been a family favorite for decades. The way to win in Monopoly is by having the most money by the end of the game. I’d definitely give this a try if you haven’t. Quarantine pushed me to do it and I honestly had so much fun! Once you get the game, there’s no way you can’t win!
Here’s a link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Gaming-C1009-Monopoly-Classic/dp/B01MU9K3XU
- Cards Against Humanity
This may not be age-appropriate for the entire family but it’s definitely a lot of fun! Cards Against Humanity was released in May of 2011 and has become a cult classic. The point of the game is for players to complete fill in the blank statements with some politically incorrect or slightly offensive playing cards. The point of the game is to run out of fill in the blank cards and have fun. In the end, or once your group decides to call it quits, the person with the most playing cards collected wins!
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- What Do You Meme?
Memes are an essential part of our society. It’s how we cope with the things we face at times and they bring us genuine laughter. So, someone decided to make a game out of them. Taking a bit of a spin on Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme? presents memes with photo cards which you must provide a caption for with a playing card. The game was released in August of 2016 and the point is for you to win as many playing cards as possible and be named king or queen of memes.
Here’s a link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRG7T0D
- Unsolved Case Files
Love crime and mystery? Then this is definitely a game for you and you can invite your family or friends to join you! Unsolved Case Files is a game where you attempt to crack a murder mystery case using over 50 case documents and photos. You get to put yourself in the shoes of a cold case detective and see if you’re really as good at crime-solving as you think you are. In order to crack the case, you must solve 3 mysteries. This is definitely a great way to make some fun out of being home and keep you on your toes. Do you think you’re up for it?
Staying at home has become our new normal. We have had to adapt quite quickly to this unpredictable situation and it has definitely taken a toll on us all. Yet, we must try to find the silver lining and being able to spend time with your loved ones, even if you are all shacked up at home, is a great opportunity for some much-needed fun.