Recommended Games

Generous wives everywhere shared their favorite games in the Oh No! Larry the Creeper! Favorite Games Contest. I thought it might be fun to create a list of all the games mentioned. Games that were mentioned multiple times are in bold print.

Many of these games would make a great gift for family and/or friends. A small card game would make a nice stocking stuffer. You are giving a gift plus hours of fun with family and friends.

Bananagrams, Scrabble and Settlers of Catan were the most mentioned games.

SOCIAL GAMES

Apples to Apples
Balderdash
Buzzword
Catch Phrase
Cranium
Guesstures
Heads Up! (also available as a phone app)
iMAgiNiff
Loaded Questions
Mad Gab
Malarky
Name 5
Oodles
Quelf 
Scattergories
Scribblish
Taboo!
Telestrations
The Game of Things

CLASSIC BOARD GAMES

Monopoly (there are many variations)
Sorry!

MYSTERY BOARD GAMES

221B Baker Street
CLUE
Crack the Case

TRADING & BUILDING GAMES

7 Wonders
Alhambra
Carcassonne
Puerto Rico
Settlers of Catan
Stone Age
Ticket to Ride
The Farming Game

STRATEGY GAMES

Aquire
Dominion
Escape
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Lord of the Rings
Lords of Waterdeep
Lost Cities
Pandemic
Samurai
Stratego

LETTER/WORD GAMES

Backwords
Bananagrams
Boggle
Scrabble (including Speed Scrabble and a giant homemade Scrabble!)
Take 2
Upwords
Words With Friends (free app for your phone)

CARD GAMES

Bang!
Bohnanza
Coloretto
Cribbage
Dutch Blitz
Fluxx (check out it many variations like Pirate or Zombie Fluxx)
Gravelsucker (a little known card game, still looking for the rules)
Hand & Foot
Killer Bunnies (there are a number of variations)
Kings in the Corner (also called King’s Corner)
Nertz
Phase 10
Pinocle (how to play)
Quiddler
Rage
Sequence
Set
Skip Bo
Spades (how to play)
Take Two

GAMES WITH BITS (pieces, tiles, dice, etc.)

Blokus
Bumparena
Checkers
Chess
Dominoes / Mexican Train / Chicken Foot
Jenga
Pitch Car
Rack-O
Rummikub
Qwirkle
Skippity
Tri-Ominos
Yahtzee

GAMES FOR CHILDREN

Cadoo
Candy Land
Guess Who?
Operation

 Folks also mentioned puzzles (picture puzzles and crossword puzzles). 

It is a happy talent to know how to play.   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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