The cold winter months can seem like they are going to last forever. The days get dark far sooner than you’d like and the nights are much chillier, too. However, I have some great ways to pass the time during Winter at Home rather than braving the elements outside. You may have seen my post on free things to do in January and February so there’s plenty of options to choose from.
Instead of travelling out to restaurants or pubs, you should invite your friends and family round for dinner. You can either cook or get some pre-made food from the supermarket. If you’re feeling especially lazy then you might even consider ordering a takeaway. Either way, this is a great way to enjoy your friend’s company without needing to venture outside. You can spice things up with some party games or if there are only a few of you, a movie. Don’t miss out on having fun with friends just because the weather is unsociable. My favourite game at the moment is on the PS4 and is called Quiplash!
Speaking of movies you could watch a marathon of your favourite trilogy or movie series, Chris and I did Harry Potter over Christmas. Whether you are a fan of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or Twilight, there are plenty of film series to watch on a cold winter day. Personally, I enjoy the Batman series starting with Batman Begins. To get me in the Batman mood I like to read about upcoming films, check out what the caped crusader has been up to lately and play some themed games. Something like the Batman slot machine on Casino Euro is great because it doesn’t require a lot of time or learning. I can enjoy a Batman game and have the chance to win something at the same time, so it’s great. Any super hero film is good to be honest, that or Disney!
Board games might seem deeply nerdy and geeky, but they have come a long way since Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Now there is a game for every genre, length and type of person. If you enjoy tricking your friends and seeing how well they can lie back to you then something like The Resistance or Werewolf are great ideas. Players take part in either complete missions or find who in the room is a werewolf, but 99% of the game just comes from talking to each other and trying to work out who is eating everything or who the spies might be. If you want something with a bit more depth and complexity then something like Machi Koro is a lot of fun and in some ways similar to Monopoly. Players take turns to roll a dice and gain income depending on which property they have purchased. The twist is that certain establishments will gain you money on your opponent’s turns or allow you force them to pay for certain things like visiting a cafe or pizzeria. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t get bogged down in rules explanations.
Chris and I like playing games, or he plays them and I watch!! But it definitely makes a nice change from watching TV and going on our devices!
What do you do to enjoy winter at home? Not long left now until spring!