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Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

by | Nov 4, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration | 15 comments

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We are so excited to have our game table in the living room! It’s already become a frequented destination for date nights, meals and games.

So many of you have messaged me about our wood game board (called Agitation/Aggravation) that I thought it would be helpful to share some of our favorites with you.

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These boards won’t all be exactly like mine as ours have been in our family for so many years, but they are similar. 

Ours is only one-sided for 4 players, but some of the ones below are double-sided for 6 players!

Aggravation/Agitation boards similar to our wood one:

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Here’s a holiday season challenge: 

Work hard, play hard. Unplug the devices, set aside the electronics, and play an actual board game or do puzzles with your family and friends! Even if it’s just yourself or you and your spouse, give it a try!

Christmas Gift Idea: Give your family the gift of experiences with a new family board game! Get a few games that are pretty enough to display on a coffee table, or set up a game basket! I love these classic games disguised as beautiful linen books!

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A few more games our family likes:





My kids have been playing Betrayal at House on the Hill (also the Legacy version).

Shop more games below:

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What are some of your favorite games to play?


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    We still love Sorry and Yahtzee. I actually have wooden game boards decorating a wall in one of our rooms.

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    My son brought over a new game this weekend called The Game Goes to Eleven. Fast moving and fun! And a staple game in our house is cribbage!

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    Apples to Apples!

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    Love games and having a spot ready really makes it easier

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    We love blokus! Nert’s is another favorite as is Clue.

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    I still prefer board games over electronic. We bought a giant jenga game a few months ago and are loving it!

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    Scrabble is always a favorite. Also, Clue and when time allows Monopoly.

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    Our family plays AmericanHandNFoot. It is a new twist on the old favorite game Hand and Foot. Our family loves it and we always play it at holiday get-togethers. Specialty cards, varied ways to earn points. We found it online. The designers of the game called it “American” Hand N Foot because the designers love our country.

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      I enjoy the original Trivial Pursuit.

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    If you like Monopoly,try the farming game! We enjoy Skip-bo,(n fast skip-bo),Uno,Phase -Ten,Dice,Aggravation,Rook,..lots n lots of fun times!! Ohh..n Rummikube! That’s my Mother-in-law’s favorite!

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    My family loves Kismet, Scrabble, Pictionary, Monopoly, and Clue. Lots of fun and good memories!

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    Board games are a staple for my family. Even now, my grown kids still prefer a game to electronics

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    We play Settlers of Cataan and Exploding Kittens every Thanksgiving at Cannon Beach.

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    Our family loves games! Tichu and Skull King are the current ones that gets pulled out frequently.

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    I’m intrigued now by the aggravation game boards…. and I want to get a puzzle to leave out in the living room for family to work on together off an on over the holidays….any recommendations?


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