I used to be a huge gamer when I was a kid, so the majority of my video game memories and expertise lies in the original NES console. I did get really into the Nintendo Gamecube while I was away in grad school, and at times played my hubby’s PlayStation, but otherwise, my favorite games tend to be tabletop. Honestly, there is nothing better than a game night at Casa Sanchez and I wish we could have them more often!
1. Clue: Sherlock Edition
OK, so the Brits refer to it as ClueDO, but it’s exactly the same as the classic Clue game we all grew up with. This edition just switches out all the elements you have grown to love with characters and settings from BBC’s Sherlock. Um, what’s not to love? I can literally play this all day and not tire of it. It’s such a blast.
Sure, it’s old and simple, but that’s what makes it so fun to me! It is the ultimate game of revenge and will always remind me of either being a kid playing with my neighborhood friends or being an adult and playing with my friends while sipping on cocktails in The Florida Keys. The similarities between the two make me smile. We change, but ultimately are the same, huh? Anyways, if you want to see me sport a huge smile, whip this out at a party.
3. Cards Against Humanity
This will perpetually be the best card game ever. I never laugh harder than when I’m playing this game. Keep in mind, this one is not for the faint of heart or modest. If you have a disturbed sense of humor and a general darkness to you, go ahead and snag this one as quickly as possible. It tends to sell out often so we still don’t have our own game, but plan on changing that especially with all the expansion packs. For all those fellow fangirls, check out Fandoms Against Humanity. I printed them all out!
4. Mario Kart
I was truly obsessed with playing this game on my GameCube when I was in grad school, as mentioned above. I got really ridiculously good at it and pissed off my husband on a daily basis with my winning streaks. I haven’t been able to play MarioKart 8 yet, but I really really want to. It’s a flipping addiction, I tell ya’ (::throws turtle shell::).
5. Super Mario 3
Like I mentioned, my console of choice is the original NES, and most days as a kid, you would find me playing Super Mario 3. I’m not going to say I was a master (I definitely was not), but I was pretty damn good. I just tried playing again recently at a bar, and realized those skills are long gone. Thankfully, I still have all my games and am looking to buy a Retron console so that I can play them all again, sharpen those skills and relive all that childhood nostalgia (plus host some serious NES battle parties).