198 x 128mm; paperbackISBN: 9781921844416A$24.95 RRPScribe PublicationsBuy the book >
Who knew you could have so much fun without power cords? I love this book
Planning Christmas with the whole clan? Forestall cabin fever with Parlour Games for Modern Families by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras. A great way to occupy nephews and nannas without resorting to Bourbon or horror movies.
We all agree that children should watch less TV (insert finger wag here), but Jones and Tsintziras have actually done something about it. Written with both adults and children in mind, Parlour Games sounds like it should be a sort of “June Dally Watkins does recreation” - a bit naff and dull - when in fact it is the opposite. ****
This will take you back. Remember when you played cards or knucklebones or noughts and crosses? Or made chatterboxes...? Or what about charades, murder in the dark, I spy or hide and seek? This book has the lot. It may even wean you off the telly.
With a passionate introduction that calls for the reintroduction of parlour games into family life, the authors put forward a case for family members connecting with each other via old-fashioned, unplugged fun.
We played our first one last night, and the laughter around the table after dinner, plates still stacked in the middle, has made me treasure this book already