With Thanksgiving just a few days away, my wife suggested we pick up the classic board game Monopoly for when we visit my side of the family in Alabama. That gave me the green light to carry out my own related agenda: to also buy the classic game Crossfire, from my own childhood.
Speaking of agendas, my son had one of his own, as well. He still had a few bucks leftover from his birthday, on a gift card to Target that he was eager to spend.
So he and I hopped in the 2019 Chevy Traverse that our family still has from our trip to Destin, FL. (More on that in the days to come…) Exactly 3.8 miles later, we had arrived.
I couldn’t have known this, but it just so happened that Target had just started a special 20% sale on family board games.
I feel really good about this. My wife’s idea was spot on.
Classic board games are a great way to unplug for the holidays while the family is together.
It’s easy to forget how great it is to break out some board games after the meal and have some mandatory fun.
My son ended going with a Squish-Dee-Lish. It’s funny how big he is into those “don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve opened it” toys.
I think it ended up being a sleep-deprived alien jet pilot?
Once we got home, I admit it took my longer than it should have to assemble Crossfire while my wife finished preparing dinner.
To my surprise, my daughter actually seemed more into the game than my son.
Good call, though. Stock up on board games for Thanksgiving, especially while they’re on sale this week at Target!