We are a family of board/game lovers …. it’s true. Way before we had kids (as in those years ever so long ago when sleeping in and going out all night seemed like perfect ways of spending the weekend), we often got together with friends to play board and card games. A few years in a row, we even orchestrated “(board) game olympic” competitions where the 3rd and 4th place “winners” owed drinks and dinner to the 2nd and 1st place winners! In fact, our gaming friends are coming to visit this weekend so we’ll find out if they still have their game on! This makes me realize I need to brush up on the rules of Belote again!
With our love for all things related to board and card games, it should be no surprise that our kids are starting to get the hang of these games too. Our living room houses many fun kids’ board games in both English and German (I love being in a country where board games are still a number 1 toy for kids) like the one we call the “worm game” (Da ist der Wurm ‘drin; an all-time favorite), “Das kleine Gespenst” (the little ghost memory game based on a German book), Candyland (of course, the original board not the crazy new one), and now also…. Uno.
Yup, we taught the kids how to play Uno last weekend – and we’ve been playing it non-stop since. Even Juliana plays (and does so quite well when she manages to pay full attention). So visitors, be warned…. the game is on!