If you are not having fun, then you are missing the point.
This past weekend, our family - as well as several others - was invited to spend the weekend at Hawthorn Valley Farm. The proprietors are the parents of a good friend and said friend invited 10 adults and 9 children (all aged 7 and under) for a weekend stay with friends and games.
It could not have gone much better. While we were involved in several activities such as a water gun fight, soccer, slip'n'slide, golf, walks, books and some great meals, the focus for the weekend was board games.
Each family brought along a selection of games from their collection. In the end, we ended up playing 22 different games for a total of 32 plays. The games ranged from short kid games like Cranium Cadoo to strategy games such as Agricola and Hansa Teutonica.
We set up a PitchCar track, which was left assembled for use at any time. Different groups of people got together for a game of Unnamed Object or Factory Fun and all the adults sat around the table for a game of Dixit Odyssey.
While, sadly, some games went unplayed (including much anticipated Troyes and 7 Wonders: Leaders), the weekend was extremely successful and we all look forward to coming back for more.
Ingenious Challenges x 4
Apples to Apples Junior x 2
Factory Fun x 2
Gemblo x 2
Unnamed Object x 2
Jaipur x 2
Zen Master x 2
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