Saturday, December 19, 2020

Games Day Reviewed


a stack of board games
"Stack O' Games" by Chealion is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Games Day is held each year on December 20th. It began in 1975 by the Games Workshop of Birmingham, England in the UK.  If you are not in England, you can still get involved by playing some games wherever you live.  It's a day that brings us all together. 

History of Games Day

Wooden sign with the word Game
Source: Pixabay

Games Day was created by Games Workshop, a British game production and retail company. The company started out producing more traditional games such as backgammon and later moved on to fantasy universe games, such as Warhammer (my cousin's favorite game!). Since 1975, this day of carefree fun has become extremely popular in England and then in the United States.

How to Celebrate Games Day

A Chess Game
Source: Pixabay

Family and friends can enjoy this Games Day in hundreds of ways. There are so many games available from the traditional ones of Chess, checkers, dominoes and backgammon to the modern day ones, which naturally include video games. Just ask any teenager! 

The 10 Most Popular Board Games

Monopoly board game
Source: Pixabay

  1. Chess
  2. Stratego
  3. Monopoly
  4. Risk
  5. The Setters of Catan
  6. Scrabble
  7. Battleship
  8. Clue
  9. Dominion
  10. Ticket to Ride

Other Game Day Celebrations

The board game Backgammon
Source: Pixabay

*Links in the above list are game reviews by contributing members of ReviewThisReviews.


Some games have had enduring popularity, such as Monopoly and Scrabble. Card games have been popular since early times. There is no end to the number and variety of games in all forms and for all age groups. 

A selection of Games
Source: Pixabay & Fotojet

MY most favorite games of all time are any card game, Scrabble and Yahtzee, in that order.  What are yours?

A Variety of Fun Games on Amazon

Games Day Review written by (c) Wednesday Elf on 12/19/2020


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  1. My favorite games are most any card game but especially cribbage and I too love scrabble.

    1. I love Scrabble too, Mary Beth. And I love playing cribbage with my brother when we are able to get together.

  2. Some of my favorites are backgammon, Parcheesi, Sequence, and Five Crowns (a card game). I didn’t know about Games Day before reading this, and I love the idea! Thanks so much for sharing. You’ve inspired me to play a board game with my husband this weekend.

    1. Ah - enjoy playing a board game this weekend, Margaret. My son & I will be playing our favorite card game today before dinnertime - a favorite Saturday pastime. Somehow I never got around to playing backgammon, but know many people who enjoy it. Games are fun Everyday! :)

  3. Oh my favorites, Uno, cribbage, crazy 8's (with the grands), monopoly and I still love clue. I think I will have to get out the cribbage board tonight and some wine! That should make Game Day perfect! Have a great weekend everyone!

    1. Saturday night is a great time to play a game, Olivia. Enjoy!

  4. Games are such a wonderful way to enjoy the company of friends and family! I know we play board games during the holidays so we are sharing time with each other, away from the television or issues like politics that we don't agree on. We all want to have pleasant memories of a good time together and board games offer that diversion. We have several chess players in our family, but the group normally opts for a card game (or Yahtzee) that allows a larger number of players.

    1. Playing games with a diverse group of relatives who normally have different opinions is definitely the perfect diversion, Mouse, as the focus of all is on the game itself and the fun you're having. It's the perfect way to occupy everyone at the same time in a 'fun-for-the-family' way. :)

  5. Christmas Day is especially a fun day for this. I've been thinking about the games my family will play this year. So nice to put down the techy devices and just enjoy each others company.

    1. I agree, Barbara. We did some 'practice' card games last night to get ready for Christmas Day... LOL.

  6. Hubby and I were just saying the other day how we would like to play more board games. We enjoy Scrabble and Monopoly and would like to get better at Chess! We also like playing drafts. We hardly ever play board games in the summer but when its dark early in winter it is such a fun thing to do :)

    1. Wintertime is a good time for games, for sure. Thanks for your visit to my Games Day Review, Raintree Annie.


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