Not so recently, we rediscover the fun of playing board games. It’s different from what we’ve been doing (when talking about social life), it’s warm and cosy, once we live in an unpredictable weather city, it brings your friends home and it is another excuse to have a few drinks. What’s not to like?
We started with Scrabble long time ago with the purpose to increase our vocabulary in English. We had so much fun, until someone creates the Word with Friends, which is a Scrabble kind of version app for smartphones and you can play it with your mates, from phone to phone, wherever you are, plus, you can also chat with them while playing. At this time, Scrabble board game sucked.
So we went down in stores looking for something else interesting to bring our friends home to play. We loved the idea and we want to keep having fun in storm Saturdays.
And we found an Australian version of Monopoly. Nice one! We’ve got this one as a birthday gift for a friend of us. It has ‘Great Ocean Road’ and ‘Sunshine Coast’ instead of ‘Brooklyn’… It has Vegemite and koala as players!! We were like kids delighted in the toy session. We also had much fun with this one as well. But after hours we realized that only one player gets everything and monopolises the game. Isn’t that the main goal? Yeah, not so fun afterall.
So… there we went again finding… not Nemo, but another board game. When we bumped into it… Our latest board game, all up to date on modern style… Cluedo. Yay!! In a slightly fresh up to date version from the classic one, we’ve been having so much fun with Scarlet, Mustard, Peacock, Green, White and Plum following the rumours to find out who killed Mr. Black.
I was not sure about Cluedo before, ’cause I used to play Scotland Yard when I was a kid, and it was way more difficult to gather all the clues and it takes so long to figure out who, how, where and why the murder happened. However, Cluedo is also a strategic game but much more dynamic than Scotland Yard, which makes it really funnier.
We’ve played Cluedo a couple of many times, and it’s really intrigued how every different player has their own strategies. My strategies are probably not working, ’cause I’m always only so close.
Who’s gonna find out the murderer of Mr. Black next time? We’ll set up those games night more frequently, because, I was about to tell you, it is addicted.
Tell me, what are your favourite board games so far? I’m always keen to try another experiences.