Guest Author - Lynn Little
Staying at a hotel can be a lot of fun. There might be a swimming pool or television to watch. But if you are staying a couple of nights, then these activities could wear thin. Why not pick up a new board game that the whole family can play?
The bed or a table will make a great playing surface. Choosing which board game to buy could be a family decision. You will want to choose something that is not overly-complicated and takes less than 45 minutes to play. A new game will pique interest from everyone and a shorter game will make it more likely to be played. After all, you will probably not spend that much time in a hotel room. A new board game could be a way to wrap up the day's fun.
Choose a game that is not overly complicated. You do not want to spend 30 minutes reading the directions. Ask friends for game recommendations, too. This will give you a good idea of some board games that are fun and well received.
You can take a board game favorite from the gaming closet. Choose a game that has not been played in a while. That way the board game will be fresh and exciting. There might be a gem in there that hasn't even been opened. Maybe you received a great game for Christmas that got lost in the holiday shuffle.
Take a board game that is just for the kids, too. Once you are done playing, they can play another game by themselves. This will keep them entertained while you can rest up for the next day.
Make sure to pack a few extra sandwich bags for game parts. This will help keep the game pieces secure once the game has been opened. You definitely do not want to pick up hundreds of small board game pieces should the unexpected happen. It is better to be prepared.
You may opt for a game with few pieces or a travel edition of a board game. Travel versions are designed for using away from home. Many games come in a travel edition, so you are sure to find a board game for everyone.