A-Z of Summer: Games Night

A great way of getting the whole family involved is to play board games, there are loads out there and we’re sure most families have at least one of the classics like Monopoly, Cludeo, Go For Broke, Game of Life, but if not there are plenty of other games and not all of them need to be played with a group.

But you don’t have to have a board game to hand, what about "Who am I?” 

All you need for this is a piece of paper and some sticky tape (or post-it notes if you have these to hand), or if you really want to be creative you could use pictures of people out of magazines.

How to play…..

Place the name of the person or the picture onto either the forehead or the back – so that the person can’t see who they are.

Each person then takes it in turn to ask a question(s) about ‘themselves’ to figure out who is on the name tag or picture

Questions can only be answered with a yes or no so, if the question is answered with a yes they can ask another question, if the answer is no it goes to the next person

At any time during the game but when it is your turn you can guess who you are – but be careful as you only have 3 chances to guess.

The person has to be famous, but can be alive or dead, a real person or a character

Some question ideas

  • Am I a man / woman?
  • Am I a film star?
  • Am I famous for a sporting event?
  • Am I alive?

How about card games, some you don’t even need to have anyone to play with.

Solitaire, also called Patience, is a single-player card game which involves sorting a standard pack of cards (52 without jokers) that have been laid out in a particular order.

The object of the game is to expose all cards and move them into the one of four foundation piles (one for each suit).  These piles are built upward in suit from Aces to Kings.

To start the game the cards should be shuffled and dealt in front of you into 7 columns, the first column should have one card, the second two cards and so on with the last column seven.  All cards should face down except the top one, which should face up to reveal the card.

Once the columns are ready you can move the cards that face you onto any of the foundation piles (remember that you have to start with an Ace)

Columns should run from King to Ace with alternating colours– for example King of Spades (Black)  – Queen of Hearts (Red) – Jack of Clubs (Black) – 10 of Diamonds (Red) – and so on until you reach the Ace, these can then be added to the foundation pile in the correct order (Ace first and one suit per pile).  Partial or complete piles can be moved from one column to another if they are built down by alternate colours and decreasing rank.

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