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Regardless as to whether or not you're stuck inside the home, either due to a rainy day, or because playing card and board games is a great way for the family to unwind and bond together in the home; there is always a perfect reason to play such games together in the house. Games (after all) are a reflection of your life, and whether or not you win at any of these games, it does not really matter. Personally, with the last game, if yours truly did not win the last one, there would be concerns. It's all fun (and games, sorry terrible pun) in the end. Some of the top games to play in the home include, yet are not limited to the following:

1. Scrabble

So cool. You do not even need to be a word genius to play this game of tiles in order to connect words together. A popular iPhone application to begin with, yet the old school board game is still so much fun to play in the home. Even if I wasn't a professional writer, I would still be saying the latter. It is rather challenging to come up with words on a limited count of letters. When you have too many vowels (think 'i' in particular), and perhaps you're unfortunate to pick up a Z or a X, you're screwed in many cases.



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The junior version of Scrabble


2. Monopoly

You can also play this on your iPhone, as well as at McDonald's occasionally. The old school board game is here. As a kid, Monopoly is great at teaching you to buy real estate and manage money wisely. Watch out for those fines and jail admissions in particular, despite the get out of jail free arrangement. Heaps of fun, and the key is (speaking of houses) to mix it up with a combination of purchasing both green and red houses. This game will never die.



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The ever popular Monopoly


3. Uno

A great game to play with the kids in the home, and surprisingly, they pick things up quite quickly. Every player is dealt seven cards, and the key is to say "uno" on your final card before getting caught; otherwise you'll need to pick up two extra cards. Watch out for those nasty draw fours in particular, although that cannot always be helped.



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Uno is a really family friendly game


4. Chess

In all honesty, one is not too sure how chess is actually played. This traditional mind game has made it to the list due to its popularity.



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Chess. Photo taken at Sydney's Hyde Park.


5. Cashflow 101

A board game by Robert Kiyosaki to teach people to become financially literate in the home. The aim is to get out of the "rat race" and onto the fast track as quickly as possible. The cards you're dealt, and the cash you have in your bank account at any given moment is a true reflection of your life. You can buy and sell property, shares and businesses. Watch out for those doodads. You can also give some of your cash away to charity and pay off debts. Love the fast track.



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Get onto the fast track. It's a different world.


Other great games to play in the home include Trouble and Connect 4.



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Yes, all fun and games in the home.


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