Games we love to hate

In the quest to make sure my kids don’t turn into media-zombies, I’m always on the lookout for non-video games to add to our collection. Over the years I’ve picked out quite a few games. Some are great, others, not so much.

Then, there are those games the kids love but I’ve grown to dread… I might like them if I could just play with other grown ups, but some games, played with children, just become painful experiences.

In a secondary quest to add more lists to my blog (cuz who doesn’t love a good list), here are some games I love to hate:

  • Hungry Hippos – loud, annoying, easily broken
  • Candyland – no explanation needed really, what adult actually likes playing this game
  • War – it never ends, unless you make it end
  • Yahtzee – fine if the kids are old enough to get it, otherwise, just let them roll the die, over and over and over again
  • Chess – again, fine if the kids are old enough to get it (the 7yr old is pretty good but with the 5 yr old it’s kind of like the Calvin-ball of board games)
  • Memory – this one always ends up in a free for all, and it’s all I can do to keep myself from putting all the pieces back into neat orderly rows

What games do you love to hate? Anything in particular I should avoid picking up this Christmas?


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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3 Responses to Games we love to hate

  1. coversaralea says:

    Life. My 5-year old loves to play, but those tiny little pink and blue “people” are always falling out of the car, they get lost, my cat eats them… and the wheel never spins correctly. It takes 3-4 tries to get a full rotation.

  2. deadbeatmom says:

    I second Hungry Hippo. My boys went through a Monopoly phase which got pretty exhaustiing (Trump would have been proud of my little capitalists).

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