Over the weeks we have amused ourselves by playing board games an extraordinary number of times. Risk was a favourite for several weeks although it became a bit repetitive after a while.
Ring of Fire was a resounding success, although not a board game, a great way to pass an evening and to consume an inordinate amount of alcohol at the same time. A pack of cards is arranged, face down, in a circle on a table and players take it in turn to choose a card and reveal it. Each card has a nominated challenge, sometimes involving the whole group and other times just that individual player. We amended the forefeits for maximum fun and included ‘fuzzy duck’, blowing cards off a bottle, ‘one frog’, ‘I went shopping” as well as quick one or two shot rounds. The whole game takes ages and becomes more fun as the participants become progressively drunk. Not a good one for the person on early shift, of if there are loads of guests staying. No doubt it will reappear in March when things quieten down a bit.
Current favourite is Pictionary, there is a french version that has been translated, a good way to improve vocabulary too, especially if the teams are a mixture of nationalities. The one minute rule goes very fast when you have to look up every guess in a dictionary.... We got through loads of paper so have changed to using little chalk boards and chalk which increases the challenge somewhat, easier to start over though. I think this one will run and run. Can you guess what we have been drawing?