Hey! So, we all know Thanksgiving is coming. Two weeks away.  

This year I feel like more families are going to get together since Covid restrictions have chilled for the most part. Your house, your mom’s house or your aunt’s house will be teaming with relatives you haven’t seen in 3 or 5 years. Cool.  

Due to the temperature of the country with current mid-term elections, you’re going to need a distraction for drunk people from arguing over stupid political stuff.  

In case you don’t remember, I’m here to suggest some fun stuff to do.  

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There’s a lot of board games that you may not know about. All the original board games are awesome as well. You can always have fun playing a good old game of Sorry or Monopoly. 

 PANDEMIC 

We all lived through the pandemic, and now you can amp it up and control it with a board game of the same name. It may seem grim, but this game is hoot. You and your family members can save the planet from a flesh-eating virus. 

@games4two This is #pandemic ! Can you save humanity? #games #boardgame #couple #gamers #gamenight #familygames #gaming #datenight #strategy #gamer ♬ Change My Mind - Chris Alan Lee

SETTLERS OF CATAN  Lovingly called “Catan” by veteran players, this pits you against your opponents over land and commodities. It usually takes an hour to play, but once you’re in, you’re in it to win it, so it may take longer.  

@boardgametutorials How To Play Catan #catan #settlersofcatan #boardgame #boardgamegeek #gamenight #howto ♬ Say So (Instrumental Version) [Originally Performed by Doja Cat] - Elliot Van Coup

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YOU MAY LIKE JACKBOX.....

If you’re looking for a more interactive route, Jackbox games are always a good choice. I use it through Nintendo Switch and Steam, but It may be available elsewhere. Once it’s hooked up you play with your cellphones like a game buzzer providing literal hours of fun. 

@playjackboxgames Invite your friends over for game night. Add The Jackbox Party Starter to your Steam wishlist today! #jackbox #gamenight #partygames #fyp #quiplash ♬ FUTURE HOUSE - Sergey Wednesday

 

If Games aren’t you or your family's thing, Movie nights are really cool. Thanksgiving is perfect for getting a fire going with blankets and fun drinks.

One thing my family does is get all the latest movies out on streaming and DVD. Kids movies during the afternoon and more adult movies headed in to the evening. HBO MAX, Peacock, and Redbox are really good for new movies. 

Rotten Tomatoes has a great list here for Thanksgiving movies.

Whatever you do, make sure to have fun with it.  

What are some of the super fun things YOU do after thanksgiving dinner?  

We really want to know. On social media, of course.

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