Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Games - I love games! #AtoZChallenge

I've loved to play games since I was a small child. In fact, I learned my numbers playing cards with my Grandmother around the time I was five.

Some of my current favorite games include:

 Monopoly Deal - this is a card game based on Monopoly. My family plays it and we love it. The games are quick - 15 minutes - yet challenging and fun. We typically play three rounds at a minimum. It takes strategy, and sometimes luck, to win this game and every round is different. I highly recommend it for kids (around 7 and up) and adults alike.

Diablo III is another current favorite, along with its expansion pack Reaper of Souls. My husband and I have been playing Diablo the entire time we've known each other - first with Diablo, then Diablo II. The fact that I liked to play video games reportedly factored into his decision that "I was the one".

The first time Lenny every told me he loved me was when he snagged a Ring of Jordan right from under my nose in Diablo II. "I love you" he said when I protested. "Bullshit" I replied.

Ah love...

And a new favorite, War for the Overworld. If you played Dungeon Keeper back in the day, you will love this. I actually bought this game two years ago when it was being developed, because I liked where the developers were going with it. It's the spiritual success of the Dungeon Keeper games. I've only just started it, but I already love it. If you like building dungeons and beating up those annoying "good guys", this game is for you!

What are you favorite games? Any hidden gems you'd like to share?


  1. I'm going to have to try the Deals game. It looks like something we'f like to play. Thanks for sharing!

    Mary @ The View from my World

  2. Favourite games? Dear god this list could take all night...

    In general, I love role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. For board games, I go for games with "European" style rules that focus more on strategy and resource management, like Settler of Catan and Ticket to Ride, as opposed to "American" dice based games of chance (Monopoly, Risk).

    I haven't had much time to play video games in years.

    I can't wait until my kids are old enough to play games with us. Every night of the week will be game night!

    1. Have a kid who likes to play games with me is awesome! I finally have a gaming buddy :)

      I like D&D too, but it's hard to find a game that would fit with my schedule. I miss it!