Monday, June 22, 2015

Fun Family Game Favorites.

Next week our family will be enjoying MUCH cooler temps in Southern Utah {a place very near and dear to my heart}.

The Lamoreaux's {my side of the family} stays in a cabin up there evey year over the 4th of July.

We are really REALLY excited for this annual tra-dish.

Two of my FAVORITE things to do at the cabin are:
Read & Play games.
{Busy life seems to get in the way of those 2 things here at home}.

So I'm asking my blog readers a question....
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GAMES TO PLAY TOGETHER AS A FAMILY?

I'm looking to buy 1 or 2 new ones this week 
to take up with us.

Suggestions appreciated!

And please don't say Settlers of Gatan. 
We don't have the patience for that one.

Meanwhile - - here are some of OUR family's FAVORITE games to play together:


I've been playing this card game since I was a little girl.
My grandpa taught my siblings and I how to play and it's become one of our FAVORITES of all time.  
So fun to NOW play it with my own kids. 

Mexican Train
My parents introduced us to this one.
{They even play it 'in a group' once a month with their neighbors.}
It's good for ALL ages!!!
Spot It!

If you like ANY type of 'I Spy' type of games or pictures - - you'll LOVE this game. I promise. It's fast paced and good for EVERYONE. Unless you're my dad - - who NEVER seems to be able to find ANY of the pictures he's looking for.
{Chuckle}.



LOVE this one!
It's a fun one to play too with other couples.

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Oh and one more question....
after we hit up Southern Utah for the week - - we are heading to the Salt Lake City {Heber} area.

Any places to eat that we MUST TRY?!?

26 comments:

  1. Slamwich. I was introduced to this fast paced card game at girls camp last year. Love it and so do my kids. Fun for all ages!

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    1. Oooh...thanks Jessica! I'm going to look that one up right now! xoxo

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  2. Tenzi, rummikub, slam wich is fun the first 100 times, racko, skip Bo

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  3. Tarahumara is a Mexican restaurant my family loves!

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    1. Ooohhhh - - thank you! My husband and I LOVE good mexican food!

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  5. Some games we love are Farkle (all ages), King of Tokyo (for a little older kids and adults), and Monopoly Deal. It's a quick card version of Monopoly.
    I know you'll be in Heber area, but if stop by American Fork, there are two places, one called Swig and the other Slurp that do all sorts of soda combos and sweets. Definitely something you'd like!

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    1. I second swig!! They have several locations in So Utah. You could stop on your way up. It's all about the Dirty Dr Pepper and sugar cookies! The sprite with coconut combo is good too :-)

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    2. Thanks ladies! Sodas and sugar cookies? I am totally IN!!!! :)

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  6. If you go through Provo on your way to Heber, there are a couple of restaurants you could try - Black Sheep, Station 22. Also, a new Italian one Oregano's haven't tried but many say it is very good. For a soda shop there is Sodalicious it is way good.

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    1. Yum! Thanks Lori! I'm going to look those up! We have Oregano's here in AZ and it's hands down one of my favorite places ever! xoxo

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  7. Telestrations is one our favorite games. It is always a good laugh!

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    1. I've heard that before Whitney - - guess it means it's time to buy it!

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  8. Quirkle cube, telestrations and imagine if

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  9. We found a new card game at Christmas called Cover Your Assets. It is a blast and doesn't take forever to play. First one to a million wins.

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  10. Uno, Skipbo, lots of card games with just a regular deck, Tripoley. Anything, we love games!

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    1. Oooh Skipbo! I forgot about that one. Used to play it in college with my roomates! My kids would LOVE it! Thanks!

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  11. I agree with Telestrations!! I think you guys would love it. It's so fun. Every time we take it somewhere the people end up buying it after because they loved it too :-)

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  12. When you are in Salt Lake you MUST go to The Park Cafe for breakfast!!! The wait on Saturdays can be kind of long, but it's not as bad on weekdays, but it's always worth the wait. They are hands down the best breakfast in SLC! The French Toast Foolishness with their homemade strawberry jam (instead of syrup) is so incredible! Sitting on the patio is preferred. Plus is across from the restaurant is Liberty park which is so fun. There is a large pond where you can feed ducks or ride paddle boats. There is an awesome playground and there are rides. This is the park where the Ferris Wheel scenes from the Mormon Flick Charly was filmed. :-) you guys would probably love Red Iguana, it's homemade Mexican. They were so popular they opened a second location about one street over from the original. (They were on diners drive in & dives. Slc has good food!!!) If you love BBQ there are a few places in SLC for good food. R&R and also Pats. Pats was on diners, drive ins and dives. Also Moochie's has amazing meatball subs and Philly cheesesteaks. They were also on diners, drive ins and dives. The best place for ice cream is hands down- Leatherbys! It's a family run business, all homemade ice cream. Its amaaaazing! My favorites there are the Traci's peanut butter cup and the almond joy. The location in taylorsville is the best,. There is a new one in Draper but I haven't been there yet, however it's probably just as good. Finally... You HAVE to go to Beyond Glaze donuts. They are delish!!!! I know you all love trying new donut places! My favorite there is the coconut cream cheese donut. We have some excellent donut shops in town, but I don't think any of them touch beyond glaze, they are out of this world!! I hope you guys have fun here and get to eat at some great places!!!

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    1. I feel like you know me too well Stefanie and I LOVE it!!! I am totally printing out your suggestions and taking it with us. Sounds like my fam would LOVE all of these places...especially the donuts! Mmmmm....thanks! xoxo

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    2. You're welcome!! I hope you get a chance to try some fun places!

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  13. Telestrations, buzzword, carcassonne (it's way better than settlers) are some of our favorites right now. There's a newer Yahtzee game that is pretty fun too. Have fun!

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  14. 3 that our family just love are
    Pegs& Jokers
    Wizard
    Five Crowns

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  15. YOU MUST GET TICKET TO RIDE!!! We play it for hours and days on end at every family get together! We own every expansion! You'll love it!

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