Cambridge Court assisted living community in Kearney, NE, offers residents a variety of on-site services and lots of community fun. Among the many lifestyle amenities available, Cambridge Court schedules transportation to appointments, shopping and cultural events around the local area.
But if you're looking to better enjoy your time indoors, why not get a few close friends together for a game night in your assisted living apartment or one of the common areas? Games are a great way to create your own fun if you've been stuck at home a lot during the winter or any other time. Here are seven games to try out.
Widely considered one of the most popular games of all time, this colorful card game is simple to learn. The ease and quickness of Uno's gameplay allow players to flash through multiple rounds, adding to competitive enjoyment.
The only catch is to remember that if you only have one card left in your hand, you must say "Uno!" before the other players beat you to it. If you don't, you have to draw two cards from the deck as a penalty, which could keep you from winning! At your next game night, have an Uno tournament to see who wins the most games of the evening.
Did you know that the first version of Monopoly was officially patented in 1904? Despite being one of the oldest American board games, it has stood the test of time and is still a popular game night choice among all ages to this day. As you might know, the game can be played with between 2 and 8 players.
The goal of Monopoly is all in its name: to buy and develop properties on as many spaces, known in-game as real estate, as possible. That lets you charge your fellow players rent if they land on your claimed space. The goal is to bankrupt the other players by either taking all their money and properties. Typically, players claim bankruptcy until there is one last player standing with all the wealth left in the game.
If you like games that include a little role-playing and a story narrative, check out Betrayal at House on The Hill. Betrayal at House on the Hill offers a unique horror game experience every time you play and would be great if you are looking for just a single game to spend most of your night playing. With 50 different mysteries to solve, this horror game is sure to be a scary good time.
This is a double-whammy as both games play very similarly. In Apples to Apples, one person "compares apples"—red answer cards in the game—after reading off the green scenario card to the other players. The red cards are submitted by the other players to the current card judge. The card judge then determines the winner of the round based on how funny or clever their red card was when read with the green card. The winner of each round gets all the green cards for that round, and the person with the most green cards in the end wins.
Cards Against Humanity is a more recent game and is easy to learn if you know Apple to Apples. It's important to note that Cards Against Humanity is a game for adults and contains inappropriate themes. If you're having a game night without the grandchildren or are not offended by foul language, Cards Against Humanity might be a fun alternative to try for game night.
Great for a family game night, The Game of Life is considered America's first commercially successful board game. Each player experiences the game through four life phases based on the choices they make—college, career, family, and retirement—with a goal to be the richest player by the end of the game.
Like in real life, the decisions you make throughout the course of the game have an impact on how life may turn out for you. One of the first and most important decisions you'll make in The Game of Life is whether or not you will attend college or decide to enter the workforce. For example, a player who decides to not go to college will have reduced career options to choose from but won't have the debt associated with college.
Jenga is a quick game with small stackable blocks that create a tower. Players take turns removing one block at a time from the tower and placing at the top. In order to win, you must avoid toppling the blocks over. It's a simple game to play but one that's full of suspense, laughs and seemingly impossible challenges.