OntarioIf you are not having fun, then you are missing the point.
This weekend was a rare instance when our family did not have anything specifically planned. We went to church and skating at the Rink in the Square. After lunch, I thought we would play a game. The kids have been asking for The World Cup Game repeatedly and a lazy Sunday afternoon would be perfect.
However, the kids ended up playing outside with the neighbours. When Kyler (4) came back inside, he did finally ask for a game. And that's how the avalanche of gaming goodness was unleashed...
Over the next few hours - from mid-afternoon to bedtime, the family played all of the following games:
SWAT! - Kyler's friend John (4) joined us to swat some bugs.
Yin Yang - While I cleaned up in the kitchen, Kyler and Danica (6) played this game that we received from The Dice Tower as a prize in their Secret Santa draw.
Chess - Danica was busy elsewhere, and Kyler asked how to play Chess. For the first time, I sat down and explained the pieces to him.
The World Cup Card Game 2010 - The card version of the World Cup Game can be played in nice small chunks. We started a new tournament and played the Group A and Group B games before supper.
Viva Topo! - With dinner in the oven, the kids asked Mom to join in for a game of "the other cheesy mouse game"
This Big! - While Mom got supper to the table, a quick game of trickery was called for.
10 Days in the Americas - While I took Kyler for a bath, Mom showed Danica where we had gone on vacation while playing a couple of trips around the Americas themselves.
Labyrinth - Danica was busy getting cleaned up so Kyler pulled out one of his favourites to play with Dad.
Chicken Cha Cha Cha - We realized that it was still early enough, and the kids asked for one last game before bedtime.
Yes! What a great day!
Sunday night happens to be the regular night for the KW Gamers, so I finished off a great gaming Sunday with games of 20th Century and 7 Ages.