I love traditions and how we can celebrate family through simple pleasures, and the family table is one of my favourite places because of them. I think each of us have our own traditions and hearing what others do has always fascinated me. It’s like peering through an open window to catch a glimpse of another household and seeing into their life for a fleeting moment.
There are a few traditions here at tiny & little, some are old and go back generations while others were introduced by my own little ones. From using the same cake server for every birthday cake, a beautiful silver one that was handed down from an aunt and makes us wish she was at the table with us, to our daily ritual at dinnertime of each having a turn saying what our favourite thing was that day, we have shared and made many memories around the family table.
Each Sunday night we can be found at the family table, enjoying one of our traditions – board games night. After Sunday dinner, together we clear the table and set up the game of the week. It’s all in family fun. stopping only when the yawns appear signalling that we need to wind down for bed. These past few weeks we have been enjoying two new family board games, Fibber and Googly Eyes and have two new hits for our Sunday night fun.
Fibber is a fun game aimed at 7+ years, but is a simple game to follow so younger players can join in too. In this game, you need to play your cards in an order and if you don’t have the card you need, you play a different card but say it’s the one you were meant to play… then hope you don’t get caught fibbing! In a nod to a classic children’s story, if you get caught lying your nose will grow. At the end of the game, the person with the shortest nose wins. This game is funny to play, especially with kids who aren’t good at fibbing…
The other board game we’re loving right now is Googly Eyes, which is a drawing game with a twist. There are prompt cards of what to draw with three difficulty levels to choose from, and each level has a corresponding set of crazy, coloured lenses that make it hard to see while you’re drawing. The little artists here giggle madly as they look through the lenses to draw, all while trying to beat the clock. Some of the drawings are definitely keepsakes! If you like the look of these games too, both are from games specialist, Crown and Andrews and we’d recommend checking them out.
Do you do a board games night too? Or do you have other family traditions? I’d love to hear them in the comments!
tiny & little makes every effort to undertake reviews fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this review was not sponsored or paid for in any way, however we received a copy of these games for review purposes.