May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Around the House Saturday - Blokus

It's not often that I make an impulse purchase of a board game. My impulse purchases are usually the bag of M&M's at the check out counter. I was at Walmart the other day and on an endcap was a stack of Blokus games. I had never seen this game before. It was an impulse purchase.
We like to play family games and generally speaking, I like games of strategy rather than a game revolving around the luck of a spinner or roll of the dice. Blokus is a game of strategy. You can visit their website HERE if you'd like specific rules, but the object of the game is to get the most of your colored tiles on the board and prevent your opponents from getting theirs on the board. It is for 1 to 4 players.
So yesterday being Friday was Friday Family Fun Night as we call it which involves either family games or a family movie. I pulled out this new game and we proceeded to play. Everyone in our household has a competitive streak to them and this game is competitive. Something else I liked is that it plays quickly. The games took about 30 minutes each. To learn to play the game was very quick, perhaps only 5 minutes or less. It was a hit with hubby and the kids.
If you're looking for a board game for this Christmas season, I will say this was a fun one. FYI some of the other games we like are Apples to Apples, Mexican Dominoes and doing Jigsaw puzzles. Ok, the last really isn't a game, but it is something we enjoy doing as a family. What are your favorite board games or favorite family activities?
Nancy

1 comment:

Barkley's Mommy said...

Thanks for the review. This really looks like something we would enjoy!

My favorite family-night game is Scattergories. If you don't have it, Mancy, you need to get it. I know you, and your familiy, and think you'd all get a kick out of it :-)

Much love~
~~~Anne


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