Now this is something that we don't do very often.
Last weekend some people from our cell group organised a games evening spontaneously. Hubby and I were pretty exhausted from baby shopping but we decided to join them because we realized that with a baby timeline, our carefree evening time is limited :S
And oh boy, can I say that the Germans really know how to make board games? Most of them involve lots of strategic planning and creative thinking, not your typical brainless throw-a-dice-and-test-your-luck games. I actually had to use my brains! Wahaha, I sound like a bimbo. Settlers for example is a famous game invented by the Germans. I guess its no wonder that the automobile was also birthed in Germany.
My only problem with playing board games in German is that I have to try to understand all the instructions and playing rules in German. However, my friends were patient enough to explain everything to me and even help me along the way. :) Spending insouciant evenings like this is one of the best things I enjoy about living in Germany. The pace of life is slower (than in Singapore) and one is not as hectic. I believe it helps too that Stuttgart is not a huge city so people generally tend to be more relaxed.
The guys and their game, Dominion
We played this game called Thurn und Taxis
After the game, we hung out until 2am just to chat with two of them. Oh the joys of being a couple. We'll definitely miss these worry-free days but at the same time we'll more than love having a little one to care for! And thank God for in-laws so we can still have our couple time even when baby's born! :)