Maybe you just got home from a long day of work, and once again, you find yourself settled in for a night of endless scrolling through the Netflix queue. I’m not judging, I’m doing the same exact thing! Then a thought strikes you: “Why don’t we crack open the ol’ game cupboard?”
Sitting in front of you are dust-encrusted Scrabble, Life, Yahtzee, and Monopoly. Don’t get me wrong, I love playing Monopoly as much as the next person. Who doesn’t love becoming an unbeatable corporate juggernaut and absolutely demolishing Grandma, even if your Mom says you “ruined Thanksgiving” for the “third year in a row?” (Fun Fact: Monopoly was originally designed as a game to warn against the dangers of income inequality and corporate greed! Check out The Monopolists by Mary Pilon for an interesting history of the game. Another Fun Fact: We’re all playing it wrong! You’re supposed to auction off the property to all players if the person landing on it doesn’t want it. I’ve literally just saved you hours of your time and saved your relationship with your brother-in-law!) While all of those games are still a treat to play, sometimes it’s fun to try something new![Read more…] about Board Games for Adults: Try Something New!