Board Games [socs]

Ticket to Ride game

It’s no secret I love board games ~ in fact, I did an April A-Z on board games a few years ago, though I deleted those posts in my refresh. No great loss as I wasn’t happy with some. I had to scramble to find games with the correct starting letter and some I posted about I’d never played at all. I wouldn’t do that again; instead I’d use an adjective or another relevant word in order to stick with games I’m familiar with. Yes, I may do board games again for April A-Z, but not next time. I already have my 2023 theme and the April posts planned out. Yes, I realize that’s weird. Regardless, I have them. They aren’t written obviously because that would truly be bananas… I simply have a note for each day.

The game pictured is Ticket to Ride, one of my favorites. And it’s the European version too, which is super fun. I also have a quick New York TTR and guess what? Today (well, yesterday) at Target I found the quick San Francisco TTR version! This is the danger of shopping in the store instead of ordering through the app and going for curbside pickup. I never knew I needed SF TTR. But I have it now. Also, I bought a new purse, which I really did need. My old purse had one giant pocket and it was a struggle to find my keys every time I needed them. New purse has three pockets, not including the little zippy one. And it still has the fat, short shoulder straps like the old one-pocket purse, which are better for my neck/back. Very happy find.

Some of my other favorite board games are Splendor, Lanterns, and Chinese Checkers. My friends like Code Names a lot, so we play it frequently. I used to love Scrabble, but nowadays I’d rather play it alone on my phone, along with Wordscapes, which I recently downloaded. Those two are the only games I have on my phone currently. I recently bought my little granddaughter a board game with ice cream scoops and toppings to match up, and it’s very confusing because once you stack them on your plate you can no longer see some of the toppings, but she seems to have figured it out. So that’s all right then.

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22 responses to “Board Games [socs]

  1. Board games with grandchildren are the best!

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  2. “I already have my 2023 theme and the April posts planned out.”

    JFC. I’m just beginning to plan the course I start teaching Tuesday.

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  3. The downside of being an only child (and single now) was always no one to play board games with.

    Congrats on the new purse! I love getting new purses!

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  4. Oh my I am impressed that you have next years posts mapped out. I would love to be that organized! Kudos!!
    I am not good at board games except Scrabble. Wordscapes is a lot of fun. I have the app (the only game on my phone).

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  5. So many fun games 🙂

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  6. We had no games other than Scrabble and a pack of cards when we were on the boat, so we made our own Snakes and Ladders board and also Ludo. Counters were coloured squares of card and for dice we were tempted to use square cubes but there was a chance they would be ‘weighted’ so we bought some for 50p.

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  7. I’m glad your granddaughter likes playing board games!

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  8. We just had a game night yesterday.

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  9. I always order Michael’s and do pickup. Thank goodness the pickup is right next to the door cuz I can NOT be trusted to only get chalk there. The chalk is always way in the back. Do you know how many cute, crafty things Michael’s has? 😱
    New purses are always fun. I never have to look for my keys cuz my car is a Prius, and we only lock our house door when we’re inside. Zeus isn’t scary, but he looks scary😂

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  10. Paula if you aren’t keeping it a secret what’s your theme for 2023?? I missed participating this year and plan on participating in 2023. I’ve only played TTR online but it’s a lot of fun. Hard to beat my kids they seem to beat me at all of the games. We’ve started having game night every Wednesday online and we chat through the phone while we play. It works out pretty well.

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