social

GamesAll Questions Ask a Question Follow

Playing games can be an entertaining time spent with family and friends. This page contains ideas on the role of games in providing entertainment.

Board Games (13)Card Games (12)Online (9)Video Games (4)Outdoor (3)
Featured Questions

Browse

67 Total Articles   Page 1
A couple playing a game with cards.

Playing the Card Game "Runs and Sets"This is a page about playing the card game "runs and sets". Knowing the rules and the order of this game can make for evenings of family fun.

 

deck of cards

Tic Card Game Rules?This is a page about rules for tic card game. A multi-player card game and fun for the whole family. It is played with at least 2 deck of cards.

 

shuffling cards

Card Games for 6-8 People?Card games for large groups can be hard to find. Here are some card game ideas you can try. This is a page about card games for 6-8 people.

 

7 Hand Rummy Rules

7 Hand Rummy RulesThis page contains 7 hand rummy rules. Special time can be shared with many family and friends playing a fun card game.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Bamboo Jumping Game?What is the old fashioned game (from 1970-73) called that you use two 5-7 foot bamboo sticks and jump in and out. 2 people hold the sticks close to the ground and clap them together in a rhythm. Similar to chinese jump rope I think.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Dice Game: Frackel or GreedOur seniors group plays a dice game called Frackel or Greed. It goes like this. You start with 6 dice. Someone keeps score of all the players. To start, you roll all the dice. The points go as follows.

 

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips and TricksThis page contains jigsaw puzzle tips and tricks. Whatever your plans are for your completed puzzle, they usually take up some space and time before they are finished.

 

The Fill or Bust logo from the card game.

Rules for Playing the Card Game Fill or Bust?This is a page about rules for playing the card game fill or bust. It can be difficult when you lose the instructions from beloved games from the past.

 

Woman happy at her computer.

Rewards for Playing Games OnlineYou can earn rewards for products, gifts and even decor by playing games online. This is a page about rewards for playing games.

 

ThriftyFun Links Image

Link: Free Online Jigsaw PuzzlesIf you like working jigsaw puzzles you'll really like this site! It's free, easy to navigate and has both a random option and oodles of specific puzzles to choose from including how many pieces.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Playing a Family Feud Style Game?We will be hosting a Halloween party for about 45 adults. I would like to play a game such as Family Feud, however I would like to make it different so we can all observe and all take turns playing. I would like to skip the hit the bell round.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Picnic Games For Teens?I need help finding outside games for high school kids at a cookout. Can you help?

 

Advertisement

A Monopoly board game with the pieces saved in sandwich bags.

Saving Your Place in a Board GameSome board games, notably Monopoly, can take a long time to complete. Here is a great tip for saving your place and game pieces for the next time when you want to pick up where you left off.

 

A jigsaw puzzle being worked on a card table.

Protecting a Puzzle on a TableRecently, I was able to get a nice card table and four chairs for a steal! I decided to put a puzzle on the table. But I knew that the lace curtain I am using for a tablecloth would catch on it and disturb the pieces. So, remembering that puzzle savers are basically just big pieces of heavy felt, I improvised.

 

Rummy Cards

Rummy Rules?This is a page about Rummy rules. Rummy is a card game that is for 2-4 players. If you have a question about the rules of Rummy, you may find the answer here.

 

A table full of cards spread out.

Using a Deck of Cards to Play Stratego?Stratego is a fun board game for people of all ages. This page is about playing Stratego using a deck of cards instead of game pieces.

 

Word Search Puzzle Tips

Word Search Puzzle TipsThis page contains word search puzzle tips. Getting stuck when doing a word game or puzzle? Use these ideas to help make the most out of your game.

 

family playing video games

Downloading Game Software?This is a page about downloading game software. There are many kinds of games available online to download for the family.

 

Women playing bingo.

Making Bingo Cards?This is a page about making bingo cards. In addition to being a simple game which doesn't require much skill, bingo is a very fun, often addictive game that can also be used as an effective educational tool.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

How Do You Play Croquet?I want to learn how to play croquet. It looks like fun. Is it difficult to learn to play?

 

Picture of a pair of aces.

Playing Texas Hold-emThis page is about playing Texas hold-em. A poker game can be an entertaining way to spend time with family and friends.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Chips Game Rules?I have a game called "Chips", it comes with a bunch of card board tiles with things like: run of 3 set of 4, this chip counts as 2 free chips, and run of 6, set of 7, no wild cards.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Fun Games for an 8 Year Old?I'm a babysitter and I'm looking for a good, simple, quick game to play.

 

Xbox Game System

Using an Xbox Game System?This is a page about using an Xbox game system. You just got a new Xbox game, now you need to set it up and begin playing.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Inexpensive Holiday Game Ideas?With the holidays fast approaching, and the family being of various ages, from 8 to 80, I would love some ideas to keep everyone entertained and have some fun too! Thanks for anything you can come up with that would not be to expensive.

 

Mancala game board from an egg carton

Egg Carton Mancala GameMancala is considered one of the oldest games in the world and is played just about everywhere nowadays. When my students played, they used dried beans and empty egg cartons.

 

Mother and Child Playing Hide and Seek

Outdoor GamesThis page is about outdoor games. More exercise and lots of fun can be had by all ages with games played outside.

 

Advertisement

a typical medium sized cache with our signature zilla figurine included

Geocaching Tips and TricksThis page contains geocaching tips and tricks. Geocaching is a game that gets you out on an adventure and is fun for the whole family.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Rules for Agony Card Game?In Agony if player A has J, Q, K, and joker of spades, can player B discard the ace of spades?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Fun Drama Games?My daughter and her friends go to drama classes and they're all having a sleepover. Has anyone got any drama game ideas?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Christmas Related Word Puzzle?Please unscramble the following:

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Quiz Lovers ParadiseThe standard online Merriam-Webster dictionary has oodles of assorted free fun knowledge quizzes you can take. The categories include quizzes such as Visual Vocabulary, Memory, Attention, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical and Encyclopedia.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Instructions for PIT Card Game?I have a vintage PIT card game by Parker Brothers, dated 1964. Does anyone have the instructions?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Fast Food Milk Bottle GameI washed and saved up bottles from fast food milk and made a few children's games:

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Scrabble - Cooking EditionIf you like word games and you like food and/or cooking then you're really going to love Scrabble Cooking Edition! I am asking for one for Christmas. Oh, and if you know other word loving foodies your Christmas gift is solved for them too :-)

 

A family opening a board game.

Family Fun Night IdeasFamily fun night is a wonderful way to bring the family together for some fun and laughs. This page has family fun night ideas.

 

Woman playing Wii

Saving Money on Wii GamesThis is a page for saving money on Wii games. The Wii is a great source of entertainment for the whole family, but sometimes the games can get downright expensive. There are better ways to acquire Wii games than paying retail.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Link: Play Online Games That Donate To CharitiesSimply enjoying playing some online games at these two links will help generate donations for women in need of mammograms or help for animal rescue shelters! The sponsors will donate up to 10 cents per each minute of play.

 

Puzzle TableI needed a puzzle table that had wheels on it. I found one for $2.50 but it was longer than it was wide.

 

Funny: Winning Is Fun!My once in a lifetime big winner! Made playing bingo worth while!I keep trying to do again but no luck yet! Oh well, maybe soon - anyway I sure hope so!

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Name That Card Game?There is this card game we use to play a few years back. There were a bunch of sets, runs, etc. we had to get. We had to pull one card out of a bag and that's our set or run we had two get.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Amazing Number GameThe following is an amazing number game: Pick a number from 0 to 9 . . .

 

Advertisement

How Do You Play with These Wooden Rings?As kids we had these wooden rings and recently I ran across some of them again. I wonder if anyone out there knows how they were played with? Seems like wooden sticks may have been part of the game?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Accessing Slingo on New Computer?My computer crashed and I lost access to the game Slingo. Can I have it installed in my new computer?

 

The board game, Settlers of Catan

Product Review: Settlers Of Catan Board GameMy brother got this board game last summer. My husband loved it so much that he ran out and bought it the very next day. People who like strategy games like Civilization, Risk or Age Of Empires would enjoy this.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Online Game Sites?Does anyone know of a good online site that's either free or reasonably priced where you can play games against other site members, especially trivia games? (I tried pogo.com but could never get the site to load onto my computer.)

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Rules for Hull Gull Marble Game?Back in the 50's my grandfather played a marble game with me called hull gull. I need the rules for this game if anyone has them. I know you put marbles in your hand and said "hull gull".

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

"Lost Shaker of Salt" Game Instructions?What is the "lost shaker of salt" game for a Jimmy Buffet party? I am having my 4th party and need new ideas. Any new games out there to play for guests ages 22-70?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Make Your Own Board GameA great family bonding activity, is for each family member (or pairs) to make a board game. I taught school for over 30 years and had my students, (grades: 2, 3, 4, and 9) make their own board games, complete with cards.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Punto Card Game?Does anyone know where I can find a card game by the name of Punto? It was once sold at the Museum Store which is no longer in business.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Midnight Moon Game?I am looking for the directions to the child's game Midnight Moon. Any suggestions on where to get them? Thanks!

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

The Authentic Da Vinci Dilemma Board Game?Has anyone played the game The Authentic Da Vinci Dilemma board game? Could you tell me your view and if it would be suitable for an 18 yr old who likes good board games.

 

Online Game: Super Obama WorldHere's a surprisingly fun online game featuring the President-elect. It's based on the old side-scrolling Super Mario Brother's games. You have to watch an ad before you get to play, but it is 100% free other than that.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Playing "Bible Verse Prison" Game?How do you play Bible Verse Prison? I saw this in a suggestion for a church fall festival. Not sure how to get the people in jail and can they get a "get of jail free" card? Thank you.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Free Printout of Stratego?Does anybody know where I can get a free printout of Stratego?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Hand and Foot Card Game?Does anyone know the basics to the card game Hand and Foot? I want the short version please.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Cool Sensory Toy for Kids (and Adults!)Tape a large square of sticky shelf liner (Mac Tac) to the floor, or to the wall, or a door, UPSIDE DOWN. (That's right, sticky side UP.) Kids love sticking their hair to the wall and their hands and feet to the floor! Doesn't have enough glue to really stick, just enough to have fun!

 

Online Game: SudokuDo you enjoy doing Sudoku puzzles in the newspaper? Here's a place where you can do Sudoku puzzles online for free. You just enter the numbers using your keyboard or print the puzzle and work on it offline.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

How Do You Get a Nintendo Wii?To score a hard to find a Nintendo Wii Console, here's what I did: First, I searched online for all stores that sell video game consoles and checked to see if they were in stock.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Template for Cribbage Score Board?I would like a template for a Cribbage score board.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Solitaire Variations?I was wondering if anyone has any good solitaire games they could tell me about.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

How Do You Make Game Boards With Cards?How do you make real game boards with cards?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Sudoku TipsI have recently discovered Sudoku puzzles. Basically, you arrange numbers 1 through 9 so that all of them occur once in a line or a box made of 9 squares. No duplications. The line goes up and down and right and left.If you don't like numbers, then realize it could just as easily have been made of letters of the alphabet.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Moe the Monkey Board Game?While cleaning out the attic, I found a board game from the 70's called "Moe the Monkey," produced by Romper Room. Does anyone have the rules for the game or know of a web site that might have directions for nostalgic games?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Save Play Money and Game PiecesWhen throwing out old board games: be sure to keep the money and playing pieces for backups in other games!

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Do Slingo Accounts Transfer When Changing ISPs?Does anyone know if when you play Slingo while having AOL as your internet server, can you also play Slingo using another internet server? Also, can you use your existing Slingo account when you change?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Color Matching GameWhile at my Home Depot store I saw that they sold the Disney brand of paint (very loud colors.) I got the idea to take their paint chips which are in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head and make a color matching game for my youngest grandson. 2 of each basic color and I had enough for the game.

 

Play Games Without Batteries This Summer

Play Games Without Batteries This SummerTeach all children to play games without batteries! They will always remember the fun!

 

A Monopoly board game with the pieces saved in sandwich bags.

Saving Your Place in a Board GameMy family and I started a game of Monopoly the other night, but it was getting too late to finish it. We used little baggies with our names on them to save our money and property cards.

 

Cover of game

Video Game Review: Oregon Trail 5This is a very interesting game that a lot of kids in the 80's played on their Apple computers in their classrooms. But for us older folks who only knew computers that filled up whole rooms, this game is very relaxing and builds knowledge. The game is set in the 1800's and you are family traveling the Oregon Trail.

 

Sponge Splash Balls

Sponge Splash BallsOur kids really wanted to have a water fight today. They really wanted me to buy some splash balls at the store, but they were $2.99 each.

 

Saving Money on Video GamesVideo game systems are expensive, but adding games to play with the system really breaks the budget. There really isn't a way to avoid the cost without avoiding video games completely, but there are ways to lighten the burden.

 

Game Rules: 7 Hand RummyEvery time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all look forward to AFTER the meal. It is at this time we play 7 Hand Rummy, a card game that has been a part of these holidays for us since before I was born.

 

More Featured

Questions

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Rules for Texas Rummy?In Texas Rummy, can wild cards be a meld? Can a 2 be used in a run and not be used as a wild card?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Activities and Games for an Online FB Garden Group?I have a garden group on Facebook. We play BINGO and a Give & Take game. We are looking for ideas on new games to play. There's only so much I can do online. Any suggestions?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Texas Rummy Rules?For the first hand where 2 sets are required, can you lay down more sets to get rid of cards? Or can each player only lay down 2 sets and then play on others sets to get rid of their cards?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Playing Sets and Runs Game?In the game sets and runs, who wins if both players lay down on #11 (run on 9) and their score is a tie?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Jigsaw Puzzle Edge Pieces Won't Stay Together?When I'm assembling a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces keep coming apart (the end pieces) therefore I'm spend too much time reassembling what I''ve already completed. And it's irritating. What can I do to help, and yet still preserve the puzzle for use again?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Poker Tile Rules?If I have 4 7s in my hand can I add to an 8 that is on the board?

 

More Questions
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
😷
Coronavirus Tips
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
YouTube
ThriftyFun on Instagram
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post

Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-09-24 10:04:44 in 16 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Entertainment/Games/index.html