Thursday, 22 January 2015

Games Night :)


I started off trying to write a post on my recent purchases but it wasn't very interesting to be honest, I haven't brought anything decent. Except, some games. I am so excited Corey is at that age now that I can try and teach him to play proper games.

We are in an era where technology has taken over a bit with our children which I am all for don't get me wrong. It's the way things are heading so why not just jump on board. I was born in '93 just when technology was really coming about so I have grown up with it and was fortunate enough to be able to get all the latest things. But I got to enjoy the days of playing rounders with my friends at the field behind my house, going bowling and doing all these things. Things that children these days don't seem to get to do anymore. They rather be playing on the PS4 or something!

I used to love to play board games and now Corey is at school, I am finding out time together even more precious whilst trying to adjust that it feels like such little time. Trying to make the most of it, enjoying our evenings. One night a week will be spent having dinner at my grandparents whom we are very close too. Plus now weekly we will have a games night hence this post really.

I have started off our collection with these two:

I remember endless of hours of Connect 4 when I was little. Operation, I really can't remember playing it at all but remember wishing I was.

Here is our first night of games:

It was so much fun, and Corey loved it. Although he was quite tired on that particular day. With Connect 4, he liked emptying the things before the game was actually over. Operation was good to try, its funny on what is actually on this guys insides. I was assuming you know a heart, lungs usual body parts but no it was a controller, phone etc!

Certainly a weekly thing from now on :) The other day we even played Frustration at my mums! I already own Monopoly but I know Corey is far too young for that. Time to grow my collection, I'm thinking Mouse Trap. Is Buckaroo around still these days?!

What suggestions do you have? :) Maybe a favourite from your childhood maybe? Guess Who was mine :)

Love, Gemma xo

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  1. Aww! It looks like you had a lot of fun! You picked two classic games....My two love Connect 4 and Operation x

  2. Love this Gemma!!
    Bradley is 10 now so as you can imagine, it's all about iPads & play stations now. So on a Friday night we have family night where we eat pizza together & play games. So important to have this time!

  3. This is lovely :) I'm going to have to remember these games when Osian's older! Looks like Corey had a great time xxx

  4. I think hungry hippos would be a hit! Yeah buckaroo is still around, Argos had a good deal on games over xmas.. were loving games in our house too xxx

  5. This is such a good idea I can't wait till my little one is old enough fr games.
    I used to love a fishing game I had where the fish went round in a little bowl and would snap their teeth and you had to catch them witha magnetic wand.

  6. I always loved Guess Who and Operation. Even though technology is definitely taking over, it’s still so much fun to play proper games! #mummymonday

  7. Love, love LOVE Operation! My absolute favourite is Monopoly though I was particularly partial to The Game of Life when I was younger. Wonderboy is only 3 so we've got a while yet before we can have a family games night and he understands the rules but definitely looking forward to it x #mummymondays

  8. I use to love operation! hehe classic. I agree with everything you said, I definitely want Isla and Bump to have a good balance between technology and social time to play games etc as a family. #mummymonday



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