The GaMeS BiBLe by Leigh Anderson
I am a game lover. A BIG one. I have an entire double wide closet devoted to games in our family room. I am a game addict. If you remember last year about this time I had the awesome (AWESOME!) opportunity to review BLURT as well as a really interesting book called Timeless Toys. I was totally engrossed in both!
SO…. knowing this about me…. you can just imagine the SSSQQQQQUUUUEEEEEEE”ing” going on over here when I received this gorgeous book in the mail for review! Seriously, you may have heard me and thought that sound was a cat or a siren but no… alas… it was me.
I love game nights and when we gather with friends to get our “game on”. I am more than thrilled to take part! What I loved about this book is that it gave me ideas for ice breakers for any gathering, as well as pages and pages of ideas for games anywhere from card games, word games, holiday games….. oh the games!
It seems like my family plays more games around the holidays. When we gather together we undoubtedly have to pull out a game. This Thanksgiving, as this is when I am posting this review, I am pulling out the “Grateful Guessing” game out of the book (page 194). For this game you give each guest three small pieces of paper and a pen ( I am putting them at the dinner place settings). Each person is to put one thing they are grateful for on each of the three papers. All papers are collected and placed in a bowl. Take turns pulling out a piece of paper and reading it. It is up to the guests to guess who wrote it. The object is you can be as sneaky or as real as you want – but if you wish to stump the group, come up with a funny off the wall thing to be grateful for…. “I am so thankful for what I thought was my appendix rupturing turned out to be gas….” …. well… uh…… really – who could have written that?
There are so many great ideas with well written easy to follow instructions. I can see many of these being tweaked to be used for event planning, family outings, meeting ice breakers, and more.
Overall I give this book my highest rating! I will use this over and over again.
I received this book off of Shelf Awareness