Wonderful! I have a great suggestion for you.
Our daughter gave us a game for Christmas. (Wahoo! I love games.) It’s called Flash the Lightning Fast Game. It’s a dice game for 2 to 6 players, ages 7 and up.
It is is very easy to learn and fun to play which means it’s a perfect game to play with grandkids.
This game has colored dice, scoring chips, and a scoring pad.
In a nutshell here’s how you play.
All players roll their dice at the same time. they set aside the dice that makes up the challenge they are working on. When they achieve the desired dice combination, they yell “Flash!” and collect the highest scoring chip available.
Scores are entered on the scoring pad when the challenge is completed.
The game ends after all of the challenges have been completed. Everyone’s scores are totaled up. The one with the highest points is the winner.
Here’s a close-up of the scoring pad so you can see what challenge options there are.
You’ll notice that rounds include things like trying to get 3 pairs, all even dice, or all Flash symbols. (The symbol is a bolt of lightening.)
This game reminds me of Phase 10 where each round players work on different card combinations. Only, in Flash you work on different dice combinations.
This game goes really fast. Keep playing until you detect that your grandchildren are ready to move on to a different activity.
You know, one game isn’t enough for a party — especially on New Year’s Eve. You’ll need several more.
Here are some links to games and activities that I have previously written about.
The Name Game (My most popular post about games!)
New Year’s Eve Party with Grandkids (Three different activities.)
Spoons (This is one of our family favorite games!)
The Candy Bar Game (My most second popular post for games.)
Panic (This was our kids’ favorite card game. It’s wild and crazy!)
Kings in the Corner (This is a card game.)
Snap (This is a card game.)
Spaz (This is a card game.)
I hope you’ll have loads of fun partying — and making wonderful memories — with your grandchildren on New Year’s Eve!