Have you guys ever played a game called Spoons? My mom grew up playing the fast-paced game on family vacations deep in the woods in her aunt and uncle’s cabin. She used to regale me with stories of how her whole family — sometimes 20 at one time — would gather around a huge table with a deck of cards and a number of spoons totaling one less than the number of players (i.e., 4 spoons if 5 people are playing…). The object of the game? Be the first player to have four of a kind and grab one of the spoons, which have been placed in the center. This is the signal for everyone else to grab a spoon; the player who ends up empty-handed is the loser.
Well, I played the game for the first time at a family party recently, and it was hilariously fun. It’s one of those raucous games that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Have you played it before, friends? What’s your favorite family game? xoxo