Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

What are your favorite board games? March 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Audrey Kletscher Helbling @ 10:50 AM

The well-used vintage Candy Land game of my youth.

DO KIDS STILL PLAY Candy Land?

How about Cootie, Scrabble or Monopoly?

As a child, I played all four and especially enjoyed any type of word game. Today I still like word games. Surprised?

My son will tell you that I am a social game player, meaning I play games primarily to socialize. He is right. If I win in the process, then that’s simply an extra bonus.

Him? He’s into strategic games like Risk and chess and Race for the Galaxy, a game we gave him for Christmas with rules so complicated that they fill a book. I’m serious.

Fortunately, he’s found others with the same mind-set at our church’s monthly Game Night. The serious gamers play the strategic games.

The rest of us, well, we sit and laugh and talk and eat and then laugh and talk and eat some more.

How about you? What types of board games do you like and why?

Or do you even play board games?

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