Monday, June 6, 2011

Fun and Games Blogfest

The king of blogfests, Alex Cavanaugh is hosting today's superdeeduper fun blogfest. Participants are to list their three favorite games.

Here are mine!

1. Scattergories - I love this, because you think it should be easy, but it isn't! I also love that it is fun for all ages so we can have family games.

2. You Don't Know Jack - My hubby and I used to play this game on the computer many years ago before kids. We are super competitive with one another, and this one was great because we were about even with wins. We are getting him the Wii or Xbox version for Father's Day! (shhhh, don't tell him! He's so busy with work this week; I know he won't read this!)

3. Apples To Apples - We have family games around the table. Even my kindergartener can play it! The only downside is no one likes it when I'm the judge. They think I'm a terrible judge! But it's so fun anyway!

Honorable mention - Pig or horse at the basketball hoop in the driveway with my son. Competitiveness runs in the fam.

What's your favorite game?? Find out what others have to say at Alex's blogfest headquarters! Join in on the fun!

Another favorite pasttime of mine? Concerts! I went to Q101 Jamboree with my mom and sister on Saturday. I even got to see Carolina Valdez Miller and Erica Chapman there (they had Pit tickets, brave girls). We ended up with fifth row seats, so we were pretty happy! We saw Sum 41, Papa Roach, Seether, and 30 Seconds to Mars! Papa Roach is now the band I've seen the most times live (this was my sixth!). And I even got a hug from Papa Roach's electrifying frontman, Jacoby Shaddix, when he came out into the crowd! Here he is right before he couldn't resist my charms.
And here's a pic of Jared Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars, another amazing frontman!
I hope the photo resizing and post formatting works. This Blogger is driving me nuts!
Have a great week, everyone!!


salarsenッ said...

Great choices. Love Scattergories. And pig and horse in the driveway...we're a hockey family so we do something similar just with a different sized net. LOL

Jennifer Shirk said...

Those are my three Favs!!--But I do love Pictionary too.
My hubby and I used to play You Don't Know Jack all the time. We used to laugh so hard when one of us would bring out that giant screw. LOL

Matthew MacNish said...

OMG you just won the contest that wasn't even happening for mentioning Apples to Apples. We love that game!

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Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, wow! I've never played any of those games. Okay, I've never even hear of Apple to Apples. :P

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert!
Apples to Apples is a great party game and anyone can play. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Kelly said...

Sheri- Ha! A much bigger net!
Jennifer - I haven't played it in years, so I'm excited about bringing it back into the household to play!
Matthew - Why thank you for my imaginary contest win! ;) Our fam loves Apples to Apples! Even my kindergartener!
Stina- You need to play Apples to Apples! It is seriously fun for any age group!

Lola Sharp said...

We play Apples to Apples with our daughter all the time, and Scattergories too.

Yeah, blogger has been uber buggy lately. Grrr.

Lucky you for such great seats! :)

Happy Monday.

Teralyn Rose Pilgrim said...

I can't believe I forgot to include Apples to Apples. That's my all-time favorite game! I totally spaced that one.

Ellie Garratt said...

Awesome choices! I think your hubby is going to be one happy father!

Ellie Garratt

MG Higgins said...

I don't know Apples to Apples! Now I feel deprived. I just bought Angry Birds for my iPod. It's fun (and frustrating).

Denise Maple said...

Apples to Apples is very fun. And I haven't played You Don't Know Jack in years, but that is great too. Had a superdeeduper time with you at the concert on Saturday!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Oh, how fun! I love all of those!

Julie said...

Oh, I love Scattergories, I totally forgot about that game. Love playing pig and horse as well LOL.

I just came upon your blog through the blogfest. Great to meet you!

Donna K. Weaver said...

We LOVE Scattegories! Apples to Apples is fun, but I like Boxers & Briefs even better.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Scattergories was my favorite game for a long time, but Apples to Apples took the throne a few years ago.

Rena said...

I played Scattergories for the first time a few months ago. It was fun, but like you said, it's a lot harder than it sounds. I couldn't believe how my mind would go BLANK on book titles, authors, and things like that. Yikes! Talk about a brain freeze!

Jemi Fraser said...

I love Scategories!! I forgot about it and I play it with the kids in my classroom all the time!! There are a lot of fun games :)

Ciara said...

Great pics. I haven't heard of some of them. I'm a new follower.

M Pax said...

I played apples to apples with my nieces once. I don't really remember it, except for laughing a lot.

Lydia K said...

Okay, loser here never played any of those games except horse, which I was horrible at because I'm a pygmy.

I've been listening to more TSTM lately and really like them.

Kelly said...

Alex - Fun blogfest!
Lola - I do love being close to the stage.
Teralyn - It's definitely a family fave.
Ellie- He hasn't thought about the game in years, so it will be a nice surprise.
Mel- Careful! I hear angry birds is very addicting!
Denise - Thanks for meeting us! So fun!
Kim - It was hard to choose with so many fun games!
Julie - Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for coming by!
Donna - I've never heard of Boxers and Briefs but the title sounds like a hoot!
Jon - I wonder how people keep coming up with fun, different games! Apples is fairly new!
Rena - I know! just stare at the paper knowing you know something that starts with that letter!
Jemi - I love to see what the kids choose for their list!
Ciara - Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I tried to comment on your blog, but Blogger didn't let me! Funny Alaska story!!
M Pax - I love games that bring out the giggles.
Lydia - I like to hear that you are listening more to 30stm!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

We love Apples to Apples.... It's one of the few games we can beat my hubby at. :)

Christina Lee said...

I forgot about pig and horse (YESSSS)! And bonus points for showing Jared!

Alison Miller said...

So I think I'm going to have to try Apples to Apples with my kids - I've seen it a few times!

Great choices and nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

wow. Apples to Apples again. Before today, I hadn't even heard of it! I must be REALLY behind the times. You've convinced me. I gotta check that one out for the grandkids.

Susan Fields said...

I didn't know they make You Don't Know Jack for the Wii and Xbox! We have the computer version and used to love it, but it's so inconvenient to sit around the computer playing it. I'll have to check out the Xbox version.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Apples to Apples is so much fun!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Definitely going to concerts with you is one of my new favorite hobbies!! So glad we got to see each other, even if only for a short while. How awesome you got a hug with Jacoby!! That's so awesome. Papa Roach was definitely a highlight of the night. Them and 30STM!!

Pk Hrezo said...

What a fun concert!

I keep hearing about Apples to Apples... I need to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Scttagories is a fun game to play. We like the kind where you have a few drinks playing with good friends. Then the game gets really loud as the evening goes on. Those are the best games!

baygirl32 said...

scattagories is great, never played the other ones before

Kelly said...

Sharon - I like it because anyone can win!!
Christina- Jared is always a crowd pleaser on the blog!
Alison - The kids will love it! Nice to meet you too!
Bryce - Please do! It's fun for all ages!
Susan - I'm really excited to play it again. It's been years!
Nicole - I love how you can play as long as you want to!!
Carol - Yes! Both bands were awesome and so glad I got to see you!!
Pk- The concert was so much darn fun. I want to go again. :)
Steve - I haven't played it like a drinking game, but I imagine it would get crazy fun!
baygirl - I'm going to have to institute a game night with the kids tonight after talking about all these fun games!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I haven't played any of those games, but they sound good! Thanks for sharing!

cherie said...

Scattergories! This one seems to be popular. Thanks for sharing!

The Golden Eagle said...

Apples To Apples can be so much fun! :D

Tara Tyler said...

my boys love a to a !
nice game list =)
happy belated gameblogfest!