Entertainment on our cruising boat is pretty low tech. Oh, we watch some of the movies and TV series, but a lot of our fun and games as a family are the kind that doesn’t have a screen or need a power supply.
We’ll play cribbage pretty much anywhere. Siobhan (age 9) skunks me if I’m not paying attention. She continued her streak of cribbage domination on the beach in Langkawi last week.
Apples to Apples (which will always remind me of rainy afternoon funfriends on board Ceilydh), Pirate Fluxx, and Dutch Blitz are more card games that while aimed for kids, are absolutely fun for Jamie and me as well. Lately we’ve had fun playing the card gamne version of Monopoly as well: the themes are the same, but cards fit on a locker more easily than a playing board.
|photo thanks to Charlotte and Eric of sv Rebel Heart|
To quote Charlotte: “If you haven’t played this game yet, strap on your big-kid panties, imbibe something potent, and play it with some whip-smart friends. ” Her advance warning that this was NC/17 was is good to know… it might not hurt to be of generally the same shade of the political spectrum, too. The McCanns brought a set when they came to visit us in Borneo and we’ve been looking for excuses to play it ever since. I have never heard Jamie laugh so hard!
The simple truth is that we have a lot more time to play games together, with our friends or as a family. I don’t remember playing games nearly this much as a child. It’s certainly nothing we had the time for in our fully scheduled lives before cruising. Why not make plans for family game night this weekend?