Two of my favorite outdoor games that are generally considered adult party games, group activities, and sometimes even team-building exercises are: Scavenger Hunts - completing tasks or collecting items on a list Geocaching - looking for hidden treasures near where you live They're travel games... with a twist! Both games dictate precisely where you're going … [Read more...] about How To Plan A Scavenger Hunt: A Fun Adult Game To Play Outdoors (Or Indoors)
Game nights are always a sweet time! Plus it’s low cost and an easy way to hang out with friends and family. But sometimes you get stuck in the groove of playing the same old games. Or maybe your family is like mine and deciding what game to play leads to a 10 minute discussion about how dad chose the game last time. So if you’re looking for something new, here’s a new … [Read more...] about How To Play Spicy UNO – These Fun UNO Card Game Rules Will Spice Up Your Next Family Game Night!
I love TV game shows, and I especially enjoy finding out some of the secrets behind them! I grew up watching many now-classic TV game shows, including $100,000 Pyramid, Win, Lose, or Draw, The Price is Right, and Wheel of Fortune. My dad even made a guest appearance on a Nickelodeon TV game show called What Would You Do?, and I got to sit in the audience as the zany … [Read more...] about If You Like TV Game Shows As Much As I Do, Then You’ll Appreciate These 8 Game Show Secrets!
Scrabble has always been my favorite board game. And I've been on the hunt for creative things to do with Scrabble tiles for decades now. Following are some of the best ideas I've found for reusing Scrabble tile & game boards, as well as some really unique Scrabble art and memorabilia. If you've got a friend who loves Scrabble, this post will give you tons of … [Read more...] about DIY Scrabble Tile Crafts: Fun Gifts & Home Decor That You Can Make With Scrabble Tiles
My dad was on a game show (Hoosier Millionaire). My brother was in a game show audience (The Price Is Right). Personally, I've always had a unique curiosity about TV game shows and how they're run. Certain things like the Slumdog Millionaire movie, Ken Jennings' win streak on Jeopardy, and Pat Sajak hosting Wheel of Fortune drunk tend to stir up my interest in game … [Read more...] about Little-Known Facts About TV Game Shows + Winning Tips From Game Show Contestants
A hidden object game (or hidden picture game) is a casual game that tests your ability to find items within a setting in order to progress the story line. All hidden object games require you to find lists of objects within a busy scene. The story lines for hidden object games are frequently written in novelette format. If you haven't played hidden object games yet, I … [Read more...] about Strategies & Tips For Playing Hidden Object Games
Word games have always been my favorite. Growing up, as each new fancy-schmancy Scrabble board hit the store shelves, I was usually one of the first to own it. Not to mention all the travel versions of Scrabble that have come and gone through the years. I've had 'em all! Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorite shortcuts for finding Scrabble words... … [Read more...] about Scrabble Shortcuts To Make The Best High-Scoring Scrabble Words Quickly
Have you ever played horseshoes? It's a fun backyard game. But when you think about it, horseshoes can be a pretty dangerous game -- especially when children come running through the yard without giving a thought to their personal safety. Those hefty chunks of iron are capable of causing a fairly serious injury. There is another fun backyard game that follows the same … [Read more...] about Washers Game: Rules, Scoring & Instructions For Building Your Own Hillbilly Horseshoes Game
Hoping to take Cornhole from the Midwest (Cincinnati to be exact, where it first became popular) all across the country, they've created a movie centered around the game of Cornhole. Have you seen it yet? Me neither. In fact, I don't think it's been released yet. But I'm looking forward to it! Here's the inside scoop about Cornhole: The Movie... … [Read more...] about ‘Cornhole: The Movie’ Takes A Popular Backyard Game To The Big Screen
I seem to have a fascination with 'natural' things these days . Things like logs, fire (as in outdoor fire pits), sticks & twigs, and rocks. Yes rocks. … [Read more...] about Rukshuk: A Game You Play With Rocks!
We're always looking for new backyard games to try out. For the first time this weekend, I played this new backyard game called Chip Challenge. It was fun! They refer to it as 'the horseshoes of golf'... and I guess it is, to an extent. It's soooooo simple. Yet fairly challenging at the same time. And the best part: It's never the same game twice! Yep, this one ranks … [Read more...] about Chip Challenge Game: The Horseshoes Of Golf
I was introduced to Bunco (a dice game that's taking the country by storm) in much the same way that I was introduced to Cornhole (a beanbag game that has a cult following). I just sort of "showed up" and the game found me. Both have weird names. Both are adult games. Both are rapidly growing in popularity... and trends... and tournaments. Most of all, both are highly … [Read more...] about Bunco Party Ideas – This Dice Game Is FUN!
Have you played Cranium yet? Each year at Christmas time, my side of the family buys a new board game. And a couple years ago, Cranium was it. Since we had so much fun playing it there, Jim and I went out and bought our own game soon after that. These days, it goes to almost every party we go to. Okay, so that's usually only the boring adult New Year's Eve parties and an … [Read more...] about Cranium: A Board Game That’s Great At Parties!
Q: How do you know when Disc Golf has become a viable sport? A: When Frisbees cost $20... each! This photo was taken in our local Play it Again Sports -- a store which re-sells used sports equipment. The reality of the moment struck me when I realized that the above Frisbees ranged in price from $7.99 to $19.99... used! I remember when Frisbees were just a … [Read more...] about Disc Golf: The Art of Throwing Frisbees At Targets
Trust me, there's a lot more fun to be had with a Frisbee than just tossing it back & forth at the park with a buddy! Perhaps you've already heard about Frisbee Golf... but would you believe there are even MORE events & activities you enjoy with a Frisbee than that?! Here's everything you need to know about all the ways have fun with a Frisbee, including how & … [Read more...] about Fun With A Frisbee: A Wide Variety of Disc Games & Events
The biggest day in board game history is... Friday, May 12, 2006. According to the folks at Hasbro, anyway. That's the day that America decides which streets to place on the brand new edition of the Monopoly game board. … [Read more...] about They’re Changing The Monopoly Board!… You Can Pick Which Cities & Landmarks Are Included
Here are some "boredom busters"... Following is a growing list of online games that you can play by yourself on your computer when you're really bored -- or just have some time to kill. There's nothing to download (might need to have shockwave installed, but most people already have this), and you're not competing with anyone but yourself. Trust me, I'm not much of an … [Read more...] about Play Thousands Of FREE Online Board Games
Bolo Toss -- also known as Ladder Golf -- is an extremely addictive backyard game of skill... similar to horseshoes, but different. It's a lawn game that is appropriate for all ages, and can actually be played indoors as well as outdoors. Simply put, you toss a Bolo (piece of rope with a golf ball attached at both ends) toward a Ladder (usually made from PVC plastic … [Read more...] about How To Play Bolo Toss & Ladder Golf Backyard Lawn Games
Who knew when I wrote about playing with my friend's Cornhole (game!) a month ago, that article would quickly become one of our most popular? So, I decided to find out everything I could about this FUN game... And, after playing it myself for the first time just weeks ago, I have to admit... while I had terrible aim, no power, and barely scored any points, it was a heck … [Read more...] about Everything You Want To Know About Playing Cornhole: The Best Backyard Game Ever!
Following are step-by-step instructions, photographs, and diagrams to make your own Cornhole game set. How To Make Cornhole Boards Here's everything you need to build the Cornhole boards themselves: … [Read more...] about How To Build Your Own Cornhole Game Platforms
We had a little backyard fun with friends a couple weeks ago at Neil & Abby's house. It was mostly all our softball friends... We got there late, so most folks had already come and gone. But it's never too late to get your Cornhole on! ...Think of it as a "bean bag toss for adults". Then, imagine that it's fun. … [Read more...] about Cornhole Game Fun For Everyone!
They don't provide nameplates for the employees where I work, so I made my own... 11 points. Try that on a Triple Word Score! Ever since our college days, my friend Suzie and I have had this "tradition" of playing Scrabble in cities, states, dorm rooms, and bars (yes, bars) across this country. Ever since then, I've had this knack for doing creative things with … [Read more...] about Triple Word Score… Scrabble Tiles Spell FUN
According to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition, there are 101 two-letter words that are considered "acceptable" in a game of Scrabble. Who knew these were actually words??? So... Feel free to use the following 2-letter words to score big points in your next game of Scrabble! … [Read more...] about Acceptable Two Letter Scrabble Words
My mom (on the right) is an avid golfer. She's been participating in amateur golf tournaments -- and quite often winning -- for decades now. She has always secretly wished that I (pictured on the left) would take up golf too. This was the closest I ever got... riding in the golf cart while mom played a round of golf with my husband in Nashville. For more golf humor, listen … [Read more...] about Golfing Buddies Laughing At Golf Humor
Jim kept my mom in stitches the entire time on the golf course this day! Listen to Bud Light's Real American Heroes ”Mr. Driving Range Ball Picker Upper": … [Read more...] about Between A Laugh And A Tear On The Golf Driving Range
Jim & I played Euchre at our friends Neil & Abby's house last Sunday. We try to alternate every other week whose house will serve as "the party house" that weekend. First, the personal highlights, then some fun Euchre stuff follows... … [Read more...] about Eucher-ama!… How To Play The Card Game Euchre (Including 2-Handed Euchre)