Activities: Family Game Night
My family loves to play games. One of our favorite family games is Settlers of Catan. We literally could play for hours trying to build cities and roads. It gets a little addicting. Not everyone wants to play a game that is so intense, so we are always on the look out for somethign new and fun. After hearing about Reverse Charades, I knew this was something everyone in my family would want to try. Family game night took on a whole new meaning with this game.
My family goes to the mountains for Thanksgiving every year. We played more games than usual this year, because there wasn't any snow. I was asked to review the Reverse Charades game during my family getaway. I have played charades many times before, but the reverse part intrigued me. I decided to get my extended family involved in the review process to see if it was really something I would recommend to other people. We had 16 people playing this game at one time. The ages ranged from 9 to 73 years old. I have to admit, the game was awesome! Anytime that many people can play at once is a winner in my book. This is the mother of all family games.
How you play Reverse Charades
The game is super simple. You divide into two or three teams. One person on your team is the guesser and the rest of the team acts out a word on a card. This is the reverse part. Normally one person is acting and the rest are guessing. This change really puts a funny spin on the game. It was hilarious watching four or five people trying to act out the same word. Each time you guess a word, your team is awarded one point. You can't mouth or say any words to each other while your are acting or your team will lose points. You have one minute to guess as many words as you can. Super simple right?
We ended up playing this game for over an hour. It was fun, fast paced, and a great way to spend the evening with each other. I would definitely recommend buying this for your family.
What are some of your family's favorite games to play?
Disclaimer: I was provided with this game for review. The opinions expressed herein about the game are purely my own.
Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.