Jul 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm #1238151
I've been trying to think of things to do things after dinner but before bed (fun things). This has really been racking my brain, I have a 4 day backpacking trip coming up and I REALLY dont want to be bored in camp.Jul 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm #1517112
Who are these games for? Adults or children?Jul 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm #1517116
Well most of us are teenagers and there are going to be some adultsJul 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm #1517153
Cards? Deuces or thirteen, play for sticks and add a value to them.
video ipod if your desperate.Jul 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm #1517187
There's always that old school game called "conversation".Jul 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm #1517190
@lori999Locale: Central Valley
Scavenger hunt? "who can find a lodgepole cone, moss, a poisonous mushroom, a lupine and a brook trout?"
Rock paper scissors Spock lizard?Jul 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm #1517195
@cjeiblLocale: San Diego
Cribbage (for 2), hearts, and Euchre (if you have 4 people). One deck of cards allows for allot of possibilities.Jul 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm #1517205
Grab some BPL mini dice…yahtzee is as addictive as heroin :)Jul 29, 2009 at 2:19 am #1517242
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
Everyone knows how to play Uno. Everyone thinks it's lame, but then they always end up having fun when they play and get to screw their buddies with the 'skip' or 'draw 2' cards.
I'd be shocked to encounter a teenager who knows how to play yahtzee / euchre / cribbage / etc. (I'm a Hold 'Em man, myself.)
You need a sucker for snipe hunting. And it is best if they have a sense of humor. I can't see teenagers getting excited about a scavenger hunt- tweens or younger, maybe, but not teenagers.
Any of those card games that have been all the rage for the past couple of decades would work, too. Being an old coot, I've never played 'Magic:The Gathering', but I've played 'San Juan' and 'Munchkin', and I think they're fun. Both are rather complex, though, with a steep learning curve.
Also, everyone adult and teenager thinks a hacky-sack is fun for a limited time at least, but you need light. Also not fun in the rain. We take hacky-sacks to kill time on deployments or field exercises. (I'm in the army.)
On that subject, the card games popular in the army are Spades or Hearts. Hearts has the added benefit that you can screw your buddies, again. Always fun. Hearts is also easier to learn to play well than Spades.
Likewise a frisbee, or one of the packable/foldable versions thereof. Just tossing a frisbee back and forth gets old quick, but frisbee golf is entertaining for a while. But best with >1 frisbee. Also not good in the rain.Jul 29, 2009 at 11:08 am #1517366
@ecollyerLocale: East Bay Area
Finger Fencing, that game is fun and it warms you up when feeling chilled. You have two people facing each other. To start, do a handshake and loosly grip around the thumb, then stick you index finger out. Now try to "poke", "stab", the other person. The first person to get touched looses. Also you cannot just let go when you are about to be touched. There are some cool moves that you can do. The Spin Move works for me!Jul 29, 2009 at 11:49 am #1517380
Go into almost any store selling tourist junk, and you'll find a 35mm sized can with 6 mini-dice and the directions for a game called "Farkle" inside. Really fun game!
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