The mercury is rising at an alarming rate around here and I’m determined to put on my Steel Magnolia face. I will greet the season with determined grace. I will not give in to whining about the heat. I will not.
Well… not right away anyhow.
Phase one of my “beat the heat” plan is to pull out all the many many games that we own. I’m going to retrieve them from their varying cubby holes and find a good accessible way to store them all together. That way, when we’re huddled under the air conditioning vent together we’ll have something with which to pass the (5 long months of) summer.
While I’m at it, I thought that from time to time I’d share some of our favorite games here.
First up… checkers. We got our big oversized rug board at the Cracker Barrel. You can also find it online here.
I know. I know. Everyone knows about checkers. But did you know how many fun variations there are? I didn’t. Turns out, there’s at least 24 Games You Can Play on A Checkerboard.
I think our favorite is Giveaway Checkers, which is the exact opposite of regular checkers. The goal is be the first to lose all your pieces. We’ve had a lot of fun learning the different games that we can play with just one board, and considering the giant pile of games that are adding up to a major storage dilemma around here, a board that can multitask is well appreciated.
Some of my favorite summertime memories were lazy days spent across a game board from my great grandma. So I think if we throw in some popsicles and some summer of 69 music from Pandora, we just might have ourselves a summer to remember.