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5 Indoor Games to Play After Thanksgiving Dinner
Eating Thanksgiving dinner and then playing games is a tradition that goes hand-in-hand for many American families. Sharing a great meal and then enjoying each other’s company through gamesmanship and teamwork is a wonderful way to spend a Thanksgiving day. If your family does not currently follow this tradition, here are five game options that you can play inside to help get the fun started:
1. Charades – This popular game can be adapted to fit the holiday or it can be played as it usually is. If you want to play Thanksgiving charades, then you can limit the subject to Thanksgiving subjects. Charades is great fun and it’s easy to pick up on. Without using words, each person has to imitate or mimic a person place or thing while the rest of the family tries to guess what it is. Whomever guesses correctly first gets to go next.
2. Pictionary – Imagine a game of charades that has to be drawn instead of imitated and you have some idea of what Pictionary is all about. This game is awesome because you break up into teams. The men versus the women is popular in this game.
3. Truth or Dare – Although Truth or Dare has been around forever, it is still a classic game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you truly want to liven up the party and have some fun, play truth or dare. Simply go from person to person asking the question, truth or dare? If they stay truth, they have to answer honestly regardless of how embarrassing it might be. If they say dare, they have to do whatever is asked of them.
4. Scrabble – If you have a crowd that is a bit more on the intellectual side, Scrabble makes an awesome coffee table game. Get out the old board and have a nice contest on Thanksgiving day. Again, you can make it more seasonal by making people do words associated with the holidays.
5. Madden 25 Showdown – Although this might work best for the kids, if you have football fans in the family it will work for any ages. Get out the X-box or Playstation 3 and compete in a Thanksgiving Day Madden showdown. Draw names for who starts off against who and play it round robin style. You will be amazed at how much fun it is, even for beginners. For those that are just starting out, put it on Family Play. This allows beginners to play without detailed knowledge of all the button combinations and so on.