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  1. Jennifer Smith
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    We are going with Catch Phrase this Christmas. The uncensored version, that is!

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  2. Ginny Summerlin
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:17 am

    OMG!! With the kittens…I. Just. Can’t!!!

    Game recommendation – Telestrations. Greatest game EVER!!

    Thank you for the book recommendations. I’ve read several and have loved them!

    Also – My best friend and I have officially adopted you as our 3rd best friend. You’d fit in perfectly.

    Oh – and. Pre-marriwage, my initials were also VEB. Destiny.

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  3. Karyn
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness, the kittens are so adorable!! How can you stand it?

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  4. Ann Marie Furnival
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:19 am

    Precious balls of fur!! Love them!!

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  5. Karyn
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    Thanks for the book recommendations! I love getting recommendations about great books.

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  6. Rickie
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    Phase 10 and Triominoes. 2 sets can be combined for more than 4 people. Mark the duplicate sets before combining or you’ll have a harder time separating them than you have separating yourself from those balls of fluff!

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  7. Cat
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    “A dweam wiffin a dweam. . . . Tweasure your wuv, fohever.” Classic! I too am glad to know the correct spelling and pronunciation of fwuffeh. Thank you! If you love Cards Against Humanity, you’ll love Redneck Life. At one point, my niece had 15 children (the state took them away), 13 of them were named Darryl. The winner of the game is the player who has the most teeth left in their head.

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    • Flymoma42
      December 18, 2017 @ 9:05 am

      Must.have.this.game. How hysterical.

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  8. Brocanteuserose
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    Love kitten cuteness!
    Please do not ban me for this, but Exploding Kittens is a great game, my 10 year old loves it, so its older kid appropriate – ish. 🙂 Trust me NO kittens are harmed in the game and its very fun although quite confusing and allows for lots of cheating and accusations of the same if your family plays games anything like ours. 🙂

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    • Lynne Favreau
      December 15, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

      I love Exploding Kittens. I recommend Sushi Go.

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      • Celina
        December 17, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

        Sushi Go is amazing.

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  9. Lisa Smith
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    Mensa rates games once a year, you might want to check out their recommendations. Also, would you please show us photos from different areas of your lovely house, so we can watch the progress? Thanks!

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  10. Glennice Flynn
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am

    The kittens are adorable!!
    We are a game family! We LOVE Exploding Kittens (no kittens are actually harmed during play), Monopoly card game (MUCH more fun than Monopoly!) Things, and Snorta (found at a tag sale and is out of print, but can be found on ebay) – which is a very loud, laugh inducing game of animal sounds!!
    Have fun!

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  11. Jennifer McCaskill
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:31 am

    Target has a new game called “Bucket of Doom,” also not safe for kiddos…we made it so by removing about a third of the cards.

    We also like Rook, which is family friendly.

    Kittehs!! So cute 🙂

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  12. sarah
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:33 am

    LOVE the kittens! Wish I had seen our two black kitties when they were babies. They “arrived” at our garden at around 6 months old. Your writing makes me smile

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  13. Helen Glenn Court
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    KITTEHS !!!! They had me clicking ad nauseum several hours back. BAD KITTehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh<3<3<3<3 Excellent reading recommendations, thankyouverymuch.

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  14. Patty Baird
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:37 am

    My family loves Gestures. Your kitten photos made my fingers itch……..not from any allergy but from a serious need to get into some baby kitten fur.

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  15. Millie
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:39 am

    More board type games than card games (we usually play hearts, gin, or spades with cards): Settlers of Catan and Revolution.

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  16. Laura Werley
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:39 am

    Love the kitten posts. The black and white one is my fave. And thanks for the book recommendations, they all sound like books that would really appeal to me. Thanks for bringing a touch of class, elegance and craziness to my life! Please keep posting.

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  17. Brenda
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:40 am

    Ticket to Ride is fun, and friendly for all ages. There is a North America version as well as Europe and maybe another one or two. We have the North America version and really like it. Doesn’t take FOREVER to learn, either (looking at YOU Settlers of Catan!!!!!)

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  18. Stephanie Nicholson
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:42 am

    Those babies ! Perfect way to honor sweet Elvis ❤️

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  19. Judy
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:44 am

    Any way you could get a copy of “Evicted” to Ben Carson, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell? Pretty sure they believe people are only poor because they are lazy. Ok, off my high horse….We LOVE Balderdash! I recommend Twister ($11.88 @ Walmart). Nothing funnier than seeing a bunch of out of shape, overweight adults (oops, that’s my family) twisting and falling on each other. Love the kitties.

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    • Patricia
      December 15, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

      Since Victoria’s legs stretch all the way to the North Pole (more kitteh lap room), Twister might be way too easy for her. How about challenging everybody to get the most adorable kitten photos and put them up on your blog. We’ll be the judges (I accept bribes … just getting that out there … chocolate please).

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  20. Jill S
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:45 am

    We started playing Rook (card game like Rummy but not identical) our friends taught us but over the years of growing up in Alaska they have evolved the rules. Their rule changes have made the game much more challenging and plus its deeply satisfying to scream take a penalty card at the other players. If you want our comeplex rules I can happily send along via email.

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  21. S Roche
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:46 am

    OMG…..you HAVE to see this!….All the fluffy talk reminded me of it….https://youtu.be/SNLJDR-XbVY

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  22. Mary
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:46 am

    Nothing makes a day seem better than photos of kittens sleeping. Don’t you wish you could cuddle with them. That probably explains why I had eight cats at once. That and I accused the animal rescue of always putting two in a cage together, who could take just one. After they were all gone I said “no more’. Well I weakened and got one. Four years later a got a phone call ” Mommy we just found a tiny abandoned kitten someone just left in a laundry room of an apartment…” Now there a two.

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  23. Heather
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:48 am

    We have found lately that we really like Code Names, though if you want a quick game that can be played dozens of ways I would go with Tenzi. The rules are so ridiculously simple that it makes it even more hilarious when someone cant get the dice to act appropriately to their desires 🙂

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  24. liz
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    Oh how I miss that wonderful feeling of having kittens fall asleep on me – the best feeling ever! I love the shot of the kitty asleep in your sleeve, just way too much cuteness.

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  25. Payton
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:54 am

    The game you’re looking for is called Secret Hitler. As a family who seems pretty fond of historical events and humor, it is THE game for you. I think it might have been made for you guys!

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  26. Colleen Shelley
    December 15, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    Oh the sweetness of those babies ! I pretty sure I am diabetic now looking at the fweeffiness!
    We love to play cards in our family. And by play cards, I mean demolish and or take down our opponents. We love 5 crowns and Phase 10 and Uno. It’s not uncommon for any of us to be sitting down relaxing after a long day when suddenly someone says “ wanna loose in UNO tonight?”
    Bring it!!!

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  27. Joy
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am

    Try Superfight, it’s a fun game, kind of like Cards Against Humanity, but not so R rated. You have to build a “superhero” out of the cards you’re given, then battle the other players, and make your case as to why your superhero would win.

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  28. Lisa A.
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:02 am

    Note to self….must get zip up hoodie before next batch of foster kittens arrives (do not own one) to allow for extra snuggle time….

    And the craziest thing is I just spent an hour looking for a new game to buy on Amazon for the holidays and read lots of reviews. I decided on Codenames….so glad to see all these other recommendations!

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  29. Nicole
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:08 am

    There are so many great games!! If you like Balderdash you might also like Dixit and Mysterium. I would also recommend Wonky, Sushi Go, Rhino Hero, Sherrif of Nottingham, Raise Your Goblets, and Imagine.

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  30. Michelle
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    Random Family still blows me away after all these years. As does this line from Greg Boyle’s book, Tattoos on the Heart: “Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”

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  31. Jill Hicks
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:15 am

    Loving pics of kittens, along with the book recommendations, and the game recommendations that followed. 20 Questions (amazon) was recommended to me (haven’t actually played yet but bought due to the high rating) and our family did play the game “Heads Up” at Thanksgiving which is actually an app for your phone (we used the free version)- this is a guessing game where the phone is held against the guesser’s forehead and the word is on the screen – very entertaining and simple enough for most ages. Merry Christmas!

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  32. JeanFB
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    Love your fwuff nuggets! Our family loves playing Scrabble Slam! – simply a deck of letter cards, where you frantically try to get rid of all the letter cards in your hand by piling them on to one preset four letter word, making new four letter words with each card. Whomever gets rid of their cards first wins. I can also give Telestrations a second thumbs up!

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  33. Val
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    If you like CAH, but want something that works with a general audience, pick up Apples to Apples! Similar game-play, but it’s good for all ages.

    Pictionary is another fun one for a group to play (it’s team vs. team and involves drawing, which is hilarious if no one is even close to being an artist).

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    • Kate
      December 15, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

      This was going to be my comment too! Apples to Apples is like a cleaner Cards Against Humanity, but still so much fun.

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  34. Christine
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:22 am

    I can’t stand it – too much cuteness before 9 a.m.!

    Games? I’m thinking about getting one called Sway. It’s “nicer” than Cards Against Humanity and sounds fun!

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  35. Kel
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:22 am

    We like the game Sherif of Nottingham… you get to LIE! And cheat! And try to guess who is lying and cheating. It’s an awesome game for family togetherness. 😉

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  36. Sian Reid
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:23 am

    The Looney Labs game Chrononauts is my absolute favourite! Fluxx, by the same people and with LOTS of variations, is also really good. Once Upon A Time is a storytelling game that is most ages friendly… the under sevens might have trouble with the rules.

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  37. Tiffany S.
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:24 am

    My favorite card came is The Great Dalmuti (https://www.amazon.com/Avalon-Hill-936851-Great-Dalmuti/dp/B000BZB56W/) It is super fun and addictive but also very flexible. There are short rounds but each round affects the next so you can play it for just a few minutes or hours. The instructions say 5-10 players but you can play with two people (you just end up holding a lot of cards) and more than 10 if you get a second deck.

    PS. Please give the fuzzies extra kisses on my behalf.

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  38. Karen G White
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:24 am

    If you’re not turned off by games that make you learn something, Yotta Know Birds and Yotta Know Mammals are fun. So glad someone on the planet is still a lover of board games!

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  39. Karen G White
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:25 am

    The kittens are devastatingly adorable !!!!!!

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  40. Sarah Payne
    December 15, 2017 @ 11:25 am

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