Monday, April 2, 2012
#9 Fun and Frugal Family Tradition for Spring Equinox
Play holiday themed games.
If you can't find any, make them yourself. Most board games have a really simple construction. My favorite game was "Star of Africa" - a Finnish classic board game, where the players traveled through Africa trying to find a diamond, the Star of Africa... There are dozens of versions of Monopoly and Ludo (Parcheesi/Pachisi) is pretty straight forward game to copy, then there's the Candyland, and snakes and ladders and the ever so lovely Mystery Date :-D
So - make a game of Demeter's search for Persephone, for example. Simple Snakes and Ladders format would fit this nicely. Those helping her would be "ladders", those mocking her "snakes".