As a child my family and I would often play games together, usually during the winter when it was pitch dark by 6:00 and we could not be outside playing. Our favorite was Monopoly:) My Mama always won this game with out fail!
I usually excelled at Rummy. I remember the first time I beat everyone....did I jump up and down and shout "Yeah! In your face!" Nope, I cried. I felt so bad for causing my loved ones to loose....LOL! I know, it's pathetic, I'm such a softie.
When we got to be older, my Daddy taught us to play poker. That's right poker on Saturday night, Church on Sunday morning....sssshhhh! Don't tell Pastor Norman:) We never used money though, we played for matchsticks.
What I remember most about our family game nights was the sense of togetherness. I know we did not have the multitude of options that are available today, and if we had, maybe we would not have spent so many evenings playing together. I would consider that a huge loss. So, I've been inspired....to create a family game night at my house, with nothing more that some game pieces, a deck of cards and three smiling faces....oh, and maybe a bowl of popcorn:)