Do you play board games when your dc are asleep?

(32 Posts)
carriedawayannie Fri 26-Apr-13 18:51:07

If so what ones?

Thinking I might get some for our first camping trip!

amazingmumof6 Fri 26-Apr-13 20:33:12

not at camping, but Scrabble and Risk are good games. both ok for 2 people, better with 3 or 4.

deleted203 Fri 26-Apr-13 20:38:43

I would...sad. But DH is a miserable old git who hates card games/board games, etc.

Now DCs are teens they sit up at night and play games with me. Mostly cards, TBH.

LadyDamerel Fri 26-Apr-13 20:41:23

I comprehensively thrash DH at Backgammon and Bananagrams when we go camping grin.

Bananagrams. Not that that has a board, as such.

headlesslambrini Fri 26-Apr-13 20:45:59

we play, but not at board games wink much more fun

hz Fri 26-Apr-13 21:18:34

We play staring at the camp fire and talking crap. ALWAYS have a fire and board games are unnecessary!

Quenelle Fri 26-Apr-13 23:32:25

There has been Cribbage <snore>

I prefer to drink wine and talk bollocks.

Lucycat Sat 27-Apr-13 20:50:20

Yes wine and talking for us too - rl is so busy that camping is when we actually get to talk to one another smile

although I do like thrashing dh at Bananagrams too.....

millimat Sat 27-Apr-13 21:29:18

I'm with sowornout. DH's idea of hell. Play board games and esp top trumps with the children though.

Blowninonabreeze Sat 27-Apr-13 21:31:35

Bananagrams and cards.
Sometimes rummikub if we have the car space

hz Sat 27-Apr-13 21:34:39

Wow, who knew bananagrams was such a camping thang!

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 21:37:59

Yes of course we do, what else are we supposed to do? Have a pleasant adult conversation hmm grin

scrabble, travel monopoly, cards especially rummmy and 21

AnAirOfHope Sat 27-Apr-13 21:38:23


colleysmill Sun 28-Apr-13 19:02:50

Can't beat a bit of Uno I agree - although arguments always ensue as people can't remember the rules!

AnAirOfHope Sun 28-Apr-13 20:24:24

Or pass the pigs blush

FullOfChoc Sun 28-Apr-13 20:28:40

We usually read. Uno? but it might be a bit loud.

We like the card game Phase 10. Also play Yahtzee.

almostanotherday Sun 28-Apr-13 20:41:30

We used to play strip poker once our DC had gone bed smile

Sommink Sun 28-Apr-13 21:00:05

we used to play cards, easier games before we went to bed then my parents (and their friends-we went in a group) played the more complicated games, or at least games where we could not easily cheat!

Slubberdegullion Sun 28-Apr-13 21:04:00

Monopoly Deal is IN. UNO is OUT for our season 2013/14.

colleysmill Sun 28-Apr-13 21:31:51

I am biased towards uno though - I still have the original cards my uncle from America sent one Christmas in the early 80's but the box died decades ago.

AnAirOfHope Mon 29-Apr-13 07:15:11

My kids sleep thru any thing so uno is great fun. Its pig out my dh shouts and wakes the people in the next tent lol

carriedawayannie Mon 29-Apr-13 10:16:05

I would love to learn some decent card games. I need to read some rules I think.

Uno is fab and I was thinking of that as its easy to pick.

Love the other sugggestions - will google smile

Kahlua4me Mon 29-Apr-13 14:32:34

We play shut the box or just reading the paper and chatting whilst enjoying the peace and quiet!

Lovecat Mon 29-Apr-13 18:04:39

When DD is asleep we read our kindles and drink lots of gin. Sometimes we chat.

When she's awake we play sevens, sweaty betty, yahtzee, consequences (a new fave this year) and interminable rounds of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock.

When our DC are asleep? <hollow laugh>

How it goes with us is this. Let the kids charge about and tire themselves out. Try to put them to bed about 2 hours after their usual bed time. End up getting cross when they are over excited and refuse to go to sleep. Half heartedly try and ignore them sniggering and throwing stuff at each other while we drink outside. Go to bed and read our kindles interspersed with 'its time for sleep be quiet!'.

So in short, no. we do play top trumps in the day though with the boys and i'm liking the sound of monopoly deal.

carriedawayannie Thu 02-May-13 14:37:26

I've never played trumps. I'm missing out aren't I?

You're probably not missing out if your looking for a game when kids are asleep. Boys love it though and you can get all sorts of different types. We have dinosaurs, Ben 10 and moshi monsters

Quenelle Thu 02-May-13 17:17:53

DH plays top 'trumps' on his own. It's tolerable if we're sitting outside the tent.

carriedawayannie Thu 02-May-13 20:59:02

I think 5yo dd1 would like but I haven't got a clue how to play. I need to buy some.

<sniggers at quenelle> grin

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