We almost always get a board game for the kids each Christmas; we’re a big game-playing family.
This year’s game is my favorite one ever — since Christmas Day we have probably played it 30+ times, no exaggeration. My parents were here for 10 days and they played it too, and the four of us adults played it almost every night AFTER the kids went to bed!
The game is called Munchkin and there are MANY variations available. We got Munchkin Legends Deluxe but there are tons of other options.
It’s complicated at the beginning. Like, really complicated. We were honestly playing it wrong for probably the first ten games we played, but it was fun anyway. Then once you catch on to the rules, it’s SO, SO fun.
The other cool thing is that there are expansion packs so you can build up a huge set and make the game more complicated, more interesting, and more fun.
This is not a game for really little kids. You really need to be able to read and add/subtract easily to play, and parts of the game are complicated. The first few times we played, since my parents were here, we played with four “teams” of one adult and one child and that worked out well. Now all three of my older kids — ages 11, 9, and 7 — can play without assistance. My youngest, age 5, is still on someone’s team, but the more we play, the more he picks up on the rules, and I know that it won’t be long before he can handle playing on his own.
This is absolutely, hands-down one of my favorite board games ever and I’m so glad we bought it!
What are your favorite family games?