When it comes to having fun, most people would assume you can only have fun while being outside (especially extroverts!). You can actually find a lot of fun things to do at home, including the many cards and board games available. I know in this era, nobody plays board games that often anymore. But hey – since we are all stuck at home for a month or so, why not consider going back to the good ol’ days with some traditional games?
If you love strategy games, Catan is known to be a challenging yet fun game with some in-depth strategic thinking involved. Players would have to collect resources in order to build roads, cities and so on. To win, you’d have to get a total of 10 victory points. A game like this involves trading among each other too – so you’ll have to be a little creative for that! It’s a great get-together kind of game as you would have to interact with each player.
Ah – the classic property trading game. Who remembers those times in the past when we would sit down in our houses and play Monopoly for hours? This game could last so long just waiting for someone to be bankrupt! The awesome thing is, now you can play virtually too! This game never gets old due to the level of competitiveness, as each person vies to be the richest among all.
Taboo is an exciting, fun guessing game (similar to Charades!) where each team would have to guess the word without mentioning the words listed on the cards (taboo words). It’s challenging, but fun as you watch the other team crack their heads trying to figure out what the word is.
This is another guessing game that’s fun, except everybody is required to draw instead of saying the words out! It can be really hilarious trying to make out a drawing from your friend or family member that’s generally not artistic and can’t draw to save their lives.
You can’t deny how competitive playing a typical word game can get. To win at Scrabble, you’ll have to score the most points after a player has finished all of their tiles on hand. You would need to have a wide vocabulary to win at this game, though. It can be interesting to see all kinds of words people are able to come up with!
6) Cards Against Humanity
To date; this is probably the best game to play among friends. A player reads out a question and everybody has to come up with the funny answers to that question. The funniest answer gets a point and keeps the question card. The player that collects the most question cards wins the game.
It’s sad enough you’re not able to attend your weekly lepak sessions with your friends or meet up with your family, but thank god for technology! On the bright side, if you still live with your family, these games would be a great family-bonding activity as well.