Friday, April 20, 2007
Our Family Night Farkled!
We had such a fun time tonight. Our week has been so crazy busy that we have hardly had any time together as a family, so on Wednesday, I designated Friday night to be an official family night. I told everyone (read: my hubby) not to make any plans, whatsoever. I bought a bunch of steaks and potatoes, and we had a wonderful meal together. Afterwards, we let each of the kids pick a game to play. Our son, A., was first--he picked Uno Stacko. That is a nerve wracking game, much like the game, Jenga. M. picked a game called Swipe. It sells at Wally World in the game section for about $5.00. It is over by the card games, like Uno and Phase 10. It's a fun game, especially for kids. K. picked a big family favorite--Farkle. I would say we had the most fun with this game--we usually do. Have you heard of it? We haven't found too many people who have. It's a fun little dice game that dates back to medieval times, and if you haven't ever played it--you really should fix that. You can find the rules here. There are many variations of this game, but these rules were the closest to how we play. We only require a person to get to 500 before getting on the "score sheet" though--1000 is too hard. I would love to hear if anyone else out there plays this game! I hope you all have a great weekend. I probably won't be around!

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At April 20, 2007 11:14 PM, Blogger Karen said...

We used to play Farkle all the time at my mom's house. Haven't played in years. I think the kids would like it, though; I should teach them.

At April 21, 2007 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Farkle. Sounds fun. So glad y'all had such a good evening! We did a family night last night, too. Cooked on the grill and then watched Gremlins. :o)

At April 21, 2007 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of Farkle, but we will be sure to try it out! We love games!

At April 21, 2007 11:11 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

Never heard of Farkle and we are the master of board games around here! We really like Scattegories and Fact or Crap. The kids got In A Pickle for Christmas and have played it (they like it) but I haven't yet. We have a closet full of board's nuts!

At April 22, 2007 4:01 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

sounds like you had a wonderful family game night! How fun! I haven't heard of farkle before, but I'm going to check it out!

At April 23, 2007 11:34 AM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, love family time and game night, sounds like a lot of fun! So glad you guys are able to schedule time to do this :)

I dislike Jenga, it makes me nervous, so I'd skip on the Uno Stack one. I'm going to check out the rules of Farkle, I don't think I've heard of it. And you know, I bought us a box of Phase 10 cards over a year ago and we haven't opened them yet and learned how to play :(

Hope you guys get a chance to do this again soon!

At April 23, 2007 6:07 PM, Blogger Coach J said...

Never heard of Farkle! But I'm going to check it out.


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