As I got older, I discovered Scattergories, Triominoes, Outburst, and later Apples to Apples.
Now I have a NEW FAVORITE GAME!
Bring your Own Book!
Have you tried this game yet????
Here is the game description from Amazon: "Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase. Can you find "a ridiculous tabloid headline" in that best-selling novel? How about "dating advice" in your well-worn cookbook? Since you can use any book, you can play with any group and find limitless potential on every page! Where will you discover "the title of the next hit party game?" Find out when you Bring Your Own Book!."
I first heard about this book in a Facebook post by a quilter friend of mine. I thought it sounded like fun so I ordered one. Then I took the game to the library where I work. OH MY! What a crazy time we had and we just grabbed a random book off the shelf, mind you. In fact, several times when I've played at the library, people have ended up checking the book out that they were playing with -- definitely a boon for libraries! I have played this game with teenagers in my teen summer reading group and they LOVE it. I have played this game with my book club and they LOVED it.
So, you're probably wondering what this has to do with quilting, aren't you?
Well, I even played this game with my Saturday Quilt Group using quilt books off the rack in the quilt shop where we meet AND IT WORKED! Who knew that quilting books could be so racy when the words and phrases were taken out of context. LOL!!!! You've got to try this with your quilt books!
You can use just about any book that words. I have even tried a local phone book, although children's picture books don't work quite as well and the nonfiction book about some clinical medical topic didn't work out very well either.
So, if you're looking for something fun to do with a group of people this summer or anytime, get this game. You won't regret it and you'll end up as the best host ever.
P.S. Today my teen group decided we were having a BYOB game rematch next Saturday!!!