Playing Games Brings Families Closer

My husband comes from serious games-playing people. On my first visit there, we played no-holds-barred contract gin. Coming from my small, quiet family, I found it overwhelming. But I liked it. So when we had children, it seemed natural to incorporate family games from a very young age. Our version of contract gin was more restrained. We take turns. We do not slap at the cards. But we are very serious and competitive, through the laughter and loud music. When our girls were young elementary school age, I sketched out our first version of Hanukkah Bingo onto pieces of cardboard. As … [Read more...]