Our weather is so crazy across the country these days and our winter months provide us with a bit more downtime than the rest of the year. We would still much rather be outside vs inside if possible, but we have been getting constant ran this year again! UGH!! I LOVE being able to snowshoe and hike in the winter months and we have been getting some hikes in, but we have had mud up to our eyeballs and with it getting dark earlier in the winter we like to find things we can do as a family.
Sure you have those days where it is just nice to let your brain melt down and veg while watching a good movie on Amazon Prime or places like Netflix. We don’t have tv and haven’t for over 8 years and you know, we don’t miss it!
We have iJigger’s as the Mountain Man calls them. And sure there are nights to which we research, read, etc.. But we find our best times are had playing games… Not the video games that most are accustomed to, but we get the old board games and decks of varying card games out… Game on!! 🙂
Their Doom & Bloom Survival is a kid and family friendly game about preparedness and strategy. I think you will all enjoy it greatly. Most prepper games are the Doom and Gloom and they have created a nice game that focuses more on your skills.
Here is a list of the various games that we enjoy playing:
- Doom & Bloom Survival
- Phase 10
- Skip Bo
- The Settlers of Catan
- The Catan Seafarers
- Double Shutter
One of the biggest reasons we enjoy the traditional games over anything is the quality family time we get which includes good conversation and a lot of laughter. Dig out your old games and give it a try…
If you aren’t aware that I do a weekly radio show you can join me and listen to my recent show that also discussed the games we choose and why.