No More Small Pieces!

One of the things any mom can agree on is that toys with small pieces are the bane of her existence. This includes legos, building blocks, board games of any kind, and generally anything small enough that will go unnoticed until you step on it and nearly kill yourself trying to keep it from becoming permanently lodged in your foot.

This is one of the many reasons I absolutely love some video games. I’m not talking games with zombies, shooter games, or anything like that – especially not games that suck you in until you’re three shades paler than white and need an IV just so you’ll get some nutrition…I’m talking about video games designed after board or table games that can be played as a family or by yourself.

Here’s a list of some of the games that have been adapted to video games. Some of these, my family has and plays together on our computer, Sega Genesis (yes, we have one that still works), and Playstation 2 systems…

  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Backgammon
  • Scrabble
  • Bingo
  • Parcheesi
  • Yahtzee
  • Family Feud
  • Clue
  • Uno
  • Dominoes
  • Cribbage

I’m sure there are way more titles available out there, these are just ones that came to my mind quickly, and that have already shown their ability to keep my feet injury-free. Are there any favorites that I’ve missed?

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  1. Pete Goumas says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    When I was young, I also played sega and playstation. Zombies game are mostly liked by boys and that was the most beautiful time of my life when I played such types of video games with my family.

  2. Hello Cheryl,
    You triggered my teenage memories when I played sega and play-station with my family members and I can’t forget those beautiful moments when I really enjoyed playing video games. I also don’t like zombies game like Resident Evil, my brother was addicted to this game but I loved to play video games like car racing, football etc.