September 11, 2009

We're Playing Doodle Dice

doodle dice gameWe have always played a lot of games in our family and still do.

When I was a kid, my favorites were scrabble, yahtzee and double solitaire and we always had a table set up in the family room with a jigsaw puzzle in progress, being assembled by everyone.

Hubby's family played lots of card games like rummy, tripoli and steal the pile as well as board games like parcheesi.

As our girls were growing up, we collected an entire cupboard full of games - everything from battleship, pigmania, operation, sorry, uno, checkers and mille bornes to mousetrap, pictionary and trivial pursuit. Granddaughter's favorite is horseopoly. Hubby and I like to break out the backgammon board and play 2 out of 3.

One of our new favorites is Doodle Dice. We had a group of adults over for a barbeque recently and played. I probably enjoyed it more than anyone else because I WON! Neener neener!!!

doodle dice cardsHere are the basics. It's for 2 to 6 players, ages 6 through adult. The object is to be the first player to collect a set of six cards - one of each color - by rolling the doodles shown on the cards. It comes with a deck of cards, 6 dice and a cup for rolling them.

This game is easy and so much fun. It's even fun to help each other strategize while playing. Seems like kids and adults all love it. If you're looking for a great gift for any age, this is a winner!


Sara said...

Yep, baby sis here still loves games. Stu and I absolutely love Boggle and Mancala. We tried backgammon once and were too stupid to figure it out. We even watched how-to videos on YouTube. We need a real, live person to teach us. Another reason for us to get together!!!! Will have to find this game and try it.

jayaycee said...

Hubby is very good at backgammon and if we haven't played in a while, he has to reteach me. We played quite a bit this summer and I think I actually beat him fairly at least once - and he wasn't just letting me win. The fam doesn't like word games so much because I love them! Played Doodle Dice with the granddaughter for hours Sunday afternoon. You should definitely try it.

Kelli said...

We like to take old fav's and "soup up" the rules. The kids took the card game spoons and morphed it into "Ultimate Spoons" - you don't just leave them on the table waiting to be easily grabbed - you throw them down the stairs into the dark basement, toss them out into the snow (in MN in January!), hide them, etc. Ooh - how about into the pool?!!! : )

jayaycee said...

Sounds like dangerous good fun! We love playing games with you guys!!!