I long for the days when, post celebration dinner people would sit down and play whist, like they did at the balls that Jane Austen wrote about. People would dance, eat, then settle in for long games of skill played over Chippendale tables while they eyed each other's décolletage and gossiped about who had danced with whom.
Yes I know, I watch too much Masterpiece Theatre, and I don't know how to play whist, but this Thanksgiving (and Christmas and New Year's Day) wouldn't it be nice to turn off the football (ok... record the football and watch it later) and play a game yourself, dagnabbit?
Here is a list of the games I have in my cupboard at home:
bunco (or zilch--dice games)
cards (our favorite is gin)
Favorite table game, anybody?