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!