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I took this photo last Friday night at 8:30. See that sunshine? It stayed there until past 2 AM. In Inuvik we have reached our (almost) 24 hour daylight. I think it might set for an hour or two- that’s it.
Remember as a kid when it was a bedtime and you’d say, “But it’s still light out!”? That’s how I feel most nights. I look outside and see the sunshine and feel like it’s calling me. I get antsy sitting around on beautiful nights. I bet a lot of you would be the same way.
But after the kids are tucked into bed we are in for the night. We can’t go out and enjoy the sunshine (except the occasional kids free night when they are at their grandparents…like the night I took the above photo).
Winter time I am good to throw in a movie (check out our favorite date night movies here) or maybe our favorite tv series but in the summer I am more interested in doing something.
Shane and I have a handful of games that we really enjoy playing together. There are very few two player games that we really enjoy but I thought I would share with you the ones that we do play and have a lot of fun with.
So make some popcorn, grab some gummy worms and check out these games.
1. Rivals for Catan Settlers of Catan is possibly maybe our favorite game. So when we discovered Rivals for Catan- the two player version- we were so excited! It is a lot of fun. It can be played with up to 6 players but it is just as fun with just 2 people. If you already love Settlers of Catan you have to try this. If you haven’t played Settlers of Catan I highly recommend that for your next group game night. Rivals for Catan possibly our favourite two player game so I think this is a must try for your date night!
2. SKIP BO Card Game Before we had kids Shane and I lived in a little remote community called Aklavik. We just lived there for a few months, covering for a preacher who was out of town. But when you live in a small community like that everything closes by 8 and there is really nothing to do. We had only each other’s company for months. During that time we played Skip-Bo pretty often. It became a big competition for us and we had a lot of fun with it.
3. Cowboy Checkers– I have mentioned this game before. Shane discovered it on a video game (crazy way to discover a game like this). He described it to me and we made our own board using the back of a cereal box (the brown side). You can check it out on Amazon by clicking the link above or you can make your own like I did (click here for my tutorial.) We have a lot of fun with this game. It can be a really fast game so we usually play best out of 3 or best out of five. It is extremely strategic so don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity!
There are also a couple card games we have fun playing. I tried looking them up for you but apparently they are no existent to the internet. So you will just have to come visit me so I can teach you how to play! Or, just email me 🙂
I would love to learn some more games that are fun for two players. Do you have any to share with me? Have you played these games that I have listed? Which is your favourite?
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