Game On! Challenge Your Family to These Games on Thanksgiving

By: Scott Davis | November 22, 2017

With the holiday season fast approaching, there might be a time where there are many generations under one roof. Meals and socializing will certainly take up most of the family’s time, but there may be down time when you need to find a way to entertain your family.There’s no better way to entertain a group of people than with some games, and while everyone’s idea of fun isn’t necessarily the same, here’s some games that we think at least some, if not all, of your family will enjoy.

Euchre

The king of Michigan card games is no doubt Euchre. Most Michiganders know the rules of Euchre, but here are the official rules (just in case you have a sneaky cousin who always calls Farmer’s Hand). The game is played with four players in teams of two, which means you can even have a Euchre tournament with your family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Michigan Rummy

Euchre might take the crown as the most popular card game in the state of Michigan, but Michigan Rummy is a close second. It’s an easy game that the whole family can enjoy and can accommodate up to eight players. The object of the game is to get rid of your cards as fast as you can by playing them in chronological and suit order, which results in collecting chips from the Boodle. You can find all of the rules and variations here.

Fowling

If your family isn’t into card games, you should try something a little a more physically demanding. Try tossing the football at some bowling pins. Fowling is quickly becoming a popular sport in Michigan as you can enjoy the sport at The Fowling Warehouse and The Hub Stadium. Neither is open on Thanksgiving, however it’s a great activity but you can find The Fowling Warehouse’s hours and The Hub Stadium’s hours here.

Feather Bowling

Another form of bowling that is popular in the mitten state is Feather Bowling. Although not played with any feathers, Feather Bowling is a Belgian sport that many compare to Bocci Ball. A fun game to play with the whole family, the object of the game is to roll your ball as close as you can to the father down at the end of the lane. If you’re looking for a place to play, check out Cadieux Cafe in Detroit that is open Monday through Wednesday and Sunday.