Here are some more games we played recently:
Castle Panic is a cooperative game where you work together to stop monsters from destroying your castle. You battle monsters by playing cards that target their location on the board, for example an archer card that is blue does 1 point damage to 1 monster in the blue “archer” ring. At the end of each turn, all monsters move one ring toward the castle and you add more monsters. It is a monster onslaught until the very end. There are also special boss cards that do really bad things, hazards that may or may not, and hero cards with extra abilities. My son and I played this for the first time since Colorado and had a good time. We won, but it was close!
Flip Out is a card game that uses special holders and double-sided color cards. The goal is to flip, swap, and trade cards (yours and your opponent’s) until you can collect sets of 4 or more cards of the same color in a row on a side that you can see. Those cards are replaced from the draw pile and play continues. Most cards collected at the end wins.
The picture shows more “Apples to Apples”, but on the table are strips of paper tape for a game that my son made up using crazybones. We used tape to mark scoring regions (both positive and negative points). the basic game has each player take turns sliding 3 crazybones of their color down the table trying to score the most points. You can knock your piece or other players’ pieces off the table. Rounds are scored when everyone has slid their 3 crazybones. We played 5 rounds and high score won. We also added in three special crazybones to make the game more interesting. At the beginning of each round, you slide the 3 special crazybones into place. The biggest crazybone makes that space negative if it isn’t already. However, if that piece gets knocked over during play, that space becomes double whatever it was originally. The 2 smaller crazybones do nothing unless knocked over; then they add 10 points to that region’s score.
We played when the grandparents were here and had a blast!
We also played Outburst and the kids loved it! It is basically a game where you name a category and everyone shouts out answers that match it, trying to guess all 10 in a reasonable amount of time.
We figured out most of the answers. Our version is older- 1992, so it was interesting to see what answers were there.