54 – The Family Gamers – Top Games to Play Outside
On this episode, we discuss what makes a board game good for playing outside, like at a picnic!
Notable games from the last two weeks:
Sports Dice: Baseball (in stores late summer)
Good games to bring to a picnic
- quick to play or easy to drop in
- heavy duty pieces (no cards, not much cardboard). Little to blow away or get jostled.
- light difficulty. Something most ages can play, won’t be so heavy you can’t talk to each other.
Digit’y Do (previously reviewed)
Celebrity (see episode 35)
Trivia games that don’t require a board, like Parent Quiz or Box of Rocks
light games with heavy-duty pieces: Can’t Stop, Battle Sheep, Chinese checkers
What about Hanabi Deluxe? One of our favorite mind-bending card games, now with heavy domino-style tiles instead of cards. Downside: the tiles get scratched easily, not good in a game where you shouldn’t be able to tell what you’re “holding” by looking at the back of the tile.
Dice games, as long as you have a flat surface to roll on: Tenzi, Batman Dice, Zombie Dice, Go Nuts, Qwixx
More tactile games, like: Maze Racers, Cube Quest, Dr. Eureka
“Think outside the box” – really! What does your favorite game look like while it’s being played? That will help you determine if it is a good outdoor, “picnic” game.
Any of your favorites we missed? Let us know in the comment section, or on Facebook.