With summer break already started, or quickly approaching, it is time to re-institute weekly family game night. Yes, summer is our favorite time of year partially because we love game nights! In fact, just yesterday we rolled up the ping pong table and began going through the game closet to see what games are still in good shape, what games need to be replaced, and started thinking about what new games would be great additions to our current collection. And then this morning we opened our inbox to zazzle’s Sunday Steal >>50% OFF game night essentials including dart boards, playing cards, poker chips, and even coasters with code ZSUNSTEAL134. YES! In fact, we may even buy a set of personalized Summer 2016 Poker Chips. How fun would that be!
In our increasingly digital world, board games might seem like an old-fashioned pastime. But more and more people are turning to board games as a hobby. These days, board games are more than just the classic Monopoly, Clue, and Connect 4. European-style games are a class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times (no five hour Monopoly marathons here!) and lots of social interaction. These kinds of games have become incredibly trendy: board game cafes have opened up all over the world! We think that these games can be a great way to connect with family and friends. So why not change up your usual Friday night entertainment and throw a casual board game night party?
Fair warning: some of the games on this list can be played with kids, but some of them are grown-ups only! For games for all ages, check out our Family Game Night post.