About a month ago Dee and Jen were sent two games to review but we just forgot to get around to writing a review. Sorry folks! So without further procrastination I bring you our thoughts on Ticket to Ride Europe and Timeline. Ticket to Ride Europe – a board game.
Staying in is the new going out apparently. I rarely go out at night myself, preferring a DVD at home on the sofa with my family and homemade popcorn. Yes, I’ve become a bit old and sensible. · ‘Blended’ and ‘The Other Woman’ on DVD. · A bingo board game. · 4 face masks. · A £10 supermarket voucher for a shop of your choice. I’d suggest buying popcorn and sweets with the £10 and stick your feet up on the sofa with some mates. Maybe some mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows.
It’s great to be able to have some downtime playing a game, and yet it’s something that many of us never make much time to do. Playing a game seems like a frivolous use of our time, especially when we generally all lead such busy lives these days. View image | gettyimages.com However, if you want a good excuse to play, then you may be pleased to hear that some studies have shown that playing games can help boost our brain power.
The lovely folks at MoneySuperMarket let me and my boys participate in another blogger challenge. Thanks guys, you are EPIC! #msmBigNightIn For this challenge they kindly wired (ok PayPal’ed) me Fifty Squids to spend on a family night in. We bought two retro board games that Blokey and I liked as kids, with the plan being fish and chips from the nice local takeaway. So at Blokey’s knocking-off time at work we phoned him to give him our dinner orders to get on his drive home. Jen wanted jumbo sausage and chips, Blokey, D and I all had haddock and chips. The fish was huge, too big, felt wasteful. And a bottle of coke, the real coke not an own brand version as its a treat.
I was lucky enough to be sent 3 board games by and Mattel. I use the word board loosely, as there was no board, but you know what I mean. I’m going to start by talking about Red Rover (£21.99 at Toys r us) I was honestly expecting this game to be a bit boring and the kids to not be interested. I was wrong! apparently it has been advertised on children’s tv and my youngest (aged 4) actually nicked it. I had put it in my room, and was going to wait for a quiet time and check it out myself first, then have the boys play with it. No chance! He wanted it a lot.