With snow and cold uncomfortable temperatures outside we are stuck inside a little more then we care to be. So we do other things instead. Board games it is.
I have collected many board games over the years. Some games I have bought over the years and others are my childhood games. Either way playing them with my kids makes for some good entertainment and we are warm.
Playing games with 2 children is a learning lesson. You experience a variety of a variety of emotions, behaviors and if you watch closely you even catch them cheating! I know right? Cheating! Now I have noticed cheating for kids is different. Sometimes its obvious like switching cards or changing the dice but, other times are pure accidentally but coincidentally beneficial. Sometimes they are like magicians with a slight of hand trick. I thought you were on the blue spot but some how your on the red now.
This particular day Chutes and Ladders by Milton Bradley was the game of choice. This game is for 2-4 players and suggested for ages 3 and up.
You get to pick a boy or girl as your piece which is fun compared to only picking a specific color.
The spinner is fun to play with for advancing your space compare to dice too.
The object of the game is to start at 1 and climb your way to 100.
You get to climb ladders for good deeds such as baking a cake or helping a cat put the tree but, if you read a comic book instead of your homework you slid down the slide.
My kids get along pretty well on this game. They laugh at each other when they slide down. Sliding down all the time or on the same spot gets frustrating but they still want to keep playing.
It's nice to see my older child helping the younger one with counting or deciphering the instructions. This is even a game that they can play by themselves without parental guidance.
When was the last time you played a game? Do you still have your childhood games?