We no longer play charades.
Does anyone have a Wii? Well, we don't. But, it seems like everyone else does. A couple weeks ago, we were introduced to Rockband. Or, should I say...our new obsession. Bryan had been talking about this game...and it sounded fun - but...not THIS fun. It only took one song and I was hooked. We literally played for 7 hours on Saturday. It was like junior high Nintendo all over again. With Rockband - no music skills are needed. Just the total willingness to make a fool out of yourself and be okay with it. See that's my kind of music skill. I've been blessed with a terrible voice - but, I do think that makes for the most fun in karaoke - and Rockband is just about as karaoke-ish as you can get...but, you also get to "play" the guitar and drums. Pure fun. Try it - or not - it's addicting.
Another game that I love to play is Left, Right, Center. Or...as I like to call it the Dice Game. Basically...it involves $3 and 3 dice (or if we're feeling wealthy $5). Winner takes all. This game is a normal event at our family parties - it brings, screaming, yelling, praying, superstitions, and lots and lots of laughter.
I think that when games are played - it helps people get a true sense of others' personalities. Everyone knows I'm crazy, loud, obnoxious and competitive. But...when games are played - that side totally comes out. I can't hide it. It's in my DNA - and I love it!