Disclosure: I was sent the game to facilitate my review. I was not compensated to write this post.
There was a time when we played games all the time. We played before school, after school, on the weekends. We played games as a family. Youngest to oldest. With parents and even grandparents. I miss those days.
We play games less as we are busier. We have three school-aged children. All three play sports for a couple of teams. The oldest is now driving. The youngest does sports, Cub Scouts, and plays an instrument. If I factor in drive time to practice, time spent at sports practices and activities, homework time, music practice time, and reading time, there is not much time left. We. Are. Busy.
But, we make time for #familygamenight. Playing games is as important now as it was when my children were little. When I had little ones, game playing as a family was all about:
- taking turns…so hard for little ones to take turns, but so necessary for life!
- learning about colors, shapes, numbers, letters, words, geography, and really everything else under the sun…little ones are sponges and very eager to learn.
- spending time together as a family…whether I played a game with my oldest while the baby napped or we played after Dad came home from work, we had fun.
Now that the kids are older, we play different games and for different reasons, but the goal of playing a game is still the same…to have fun. My youngest is the leader of Family Game Night. Over Christmas break we played Monopoly, Creationary, Apples to Apples, and several other games. We played between watching Christmas movies and munching on cookies and holiday treats. Not wanting the family to scatter to all corners of the house to do “their thing,” my son set up a time for family game night. He wasn’t going to waste a minute of valuable game playing time. He’s persistent…and we reported as requested!
One game we played is brand new. God Fortune will be released later this month. Stay tuned! Good Fortune is a light tabletop game about life’s lucky breaks. It gives players bountiful chances to spot great opportunities, claim the most favorable fortunes, and develop the most unique and exciting storylines. Players can balance their tactics based on the fortunes they most wish to claim, the opportunities that yield the highest number of points, and the unexpected openings created by other players. Over 90% of people who play tested Good Fortune said that it made them feel like winners every time. You can read more about what others say about Good Fortune on their blog. Good Fortune is perfect for family game nights, festive gatherings, casual gamer events, and introducing newcomers to board games. Our family would agree!
Start a new family tradition with Good Fortune! For more about the Good Fortune board game:
- Visit http://www.creativegardenpublishing.com
- Recommended for: 2 to 5 players, age 13+.
- Time to play: 20 to 40 minutes
- CGP Games will plant a tree for every box of Good Fortune sold.
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