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Old 10-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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"Weight Conscious" campsite games

I searched for a area where I could bring this topic up but could not locate one in the forums (or my incompetence is under rated...). Because I have strived to keep the weight down in the popup AND I have children, I have been looking for "light weight" game solutions. This thread is NOT meant for just kids games but also adult games (NOT DRINKING GAMES!). So far I have cards, frisbee, kubb (Viking origins game), a night time bocce set, and two coffee tins (to bury) with washers. I'm trying to stay away from electronics due to my DW and "spawns of satan" are normally glued to them. Any suggestions (please include pictures... I'm a man) are welcomed.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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Scrabble, Yahtzee, and a combo chess / checkers / Chinese checkers / backgammon set like this one. No power required and some of them actually make you think! We carry these around with us everywhere we go...

If you want a fancy Yahtzee game check out the National Park Services version...
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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Try Farkle. You just need 6 dice and you can download the score sheet from the web.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #4
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Scrabble, Yahtzee, and a combo chess / checkers / Chinese checkers / backgammon set like this one. No power required and some of them actually make you think! We carry these around with us everywhere we go...

If you want a fancy Yahtzee game check out the National Park Services version...

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I always liked to play with the wife, daughter and friends the game of Othello... "a minute to learn and a lifetime to master" was their tag line. Although I can find it on amazon... I am amazed at the price they want... there are several different versions, but the old Milton Bradley game I used to own must now be considered a collectible item at $75 WOW!
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Try Farkle. You just need 6 dice and you can download the score sheet from the web.

Or just 5 dice and play 10,000- it's really the same game.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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Hum, farkle also seems to be the same game we play as Bupkis.
We also include the card game Mille Bornes (played best with at least 4 players). I also look for travel size versions of games as well. We have a travel size cribbage board, though a regular cribbage board is not to big in itself...
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We love Bananagram(like Scrabble but much better and no board so small container) and Rummy Cube
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:33 PM   #9
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Quorkle

Quorkle. Any kids or adults can play. Line up shapes on tiles, same shape, different color or same color different shape. All kept in a canvas bag.
Also double 5 dominos (for space) or double 12 dominos for Train and Chicken Foot. I use the white plastic tiles, but the old fashioned black wood tiles are far lighter.
If you just want to occupy them, the peg board solo games where you try to remove all the pegs one at a time, but jumping can keep them occupied for hours.
One other thing: We often have our grandkids with us. Small kids.
We put them on KP. the first time I said that, they all said,
what's KP?"
I made it a mystery for the day, until I finally said, " You and You, go into the trailer and tell grandma you are on KP."
Of course she gushed over them, saying things like" Oh, wonderful, such good boys,"etc. they were thrilled to help, bringing out dishes, and place settings. One kid inside and one opening and shutting the bug tent.
From then on, all 4 of them wanted a turn, and for that period of time, they are occupied, busy, out of underfoot, and not fighting each other.
In summer, we also have squirt guns, and a small pool, which they really appreciate.
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Tenzi. It's just dice and fun to play. You can order from amazon.
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