Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hey, Baby! it's cold outside!

As the winter drags on, here in Wisconsin, we aren't dismayed.  In fact we love our snow and cold! Sledding, snow shoeing, skiing, dog sledding, hiking, we even run in the snow! Winter is a great season.  When it's all done we come inside, watch football, eat a brat and play a game.

Board games, card games, chess, cribbage we love it all! Wisconsin is steeped in family, history and fun activities.  Families and friends gather together for no reason at all, just to be together.

Sometimes when gathering the reason is focus, why not gather with the focus being the activity?  Get a game, cook some brats....bring family old and new and try a different form of entertainment.  We recently tried a game called Time Stories, a game that is similar to the 1980's mystery parties.  Where you gather for a meal, don a character and become that person for the evening acting out a murder mystery.

Time Stories is a futuristic version where you are a time traveler.  Adventuring to save the future from different failures!  Every time your group fails you are returned to the future and re-sent back in time to try again.  Friends of ours gathered for 2 days this weekend to try a new scenario and see if we could solve the mystery.  At 9 pm on Sunday we finally succeeded, after 2 lovely meals together, 2 different homes, 2 nights of fun and many hours of discussion of how to proceed!  Cooperation at it's finest.  That night 6 folks returned home with the knowledge that we had played well, enjoyed each other and had a great time!

If you have a chance come check out Time Stories and see for yourself, or rent another game and spend time tonight with the family, cause baby it's cold outside!

Love, Lynn