Monday, April 24, 2017

Our Family's Favorite Board Games

Get ready, fellow board gamers, it's our board game round-up!

Recently my middle son told me one of his favorite holidays was New Year's Eve because our family has a tradition of playing board games all the way until midnight. I love that tradition, too. But we also play board games when we visit my brother's family in St. Louis over Thanksgiving. And when we travel to visit my husband's family in Maryland. And when we have a free weekend afternoon. Or weeknight.

We aren't board game experts, but we enjoy a good game in this house. Actually, many games. We have games stored upstairs and downstairs and in several different rooms. We have games double-stacked on shelves. We need a better way to organize our games.

I took an informal poll of the favorites.

Game Winners


  1. Pandemic
  2. King of New York
  3. Scattergories


  1. Pandemic
  2. Settlers of Catan
  3. King of New York
Oldest Kid:
  1. Apples to Apples Jr.
  2. King of New York
  3. Codenames
Middle Kid:
  1. Pandemic
  2. Cacao/Forbidden Island
  3. Ticket to Ride (even though I never played)
Youngest Kid:
  1. Formula D
  2. Codenames
  3. Pandemic
I know for a fact my youngest's favorite game is actually Codenames, but because I told him I knew that, he had to write it second. 

As you can guess, Pandemic has really infected all of us!! (HAHA). We just got Pandemic Legacy and will be starting that soon.

Sometimes different games rise to the top of our lists for a time, like the weekend we all played Rush Hour and Kaboodle. This past weekend my oldest was hooked on Quoridor. And a few Easters ago, Chicks Go Boom was very hot. 

What are your top three games?