The Sixth Annual Epic Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt (CESH)

You know it wasn’t our turn to design the game this year, but circumstances being what they were, what choice did we have? My sister-in-law, who was supposed to be the architect for 2016, was scheduled to give birth less than 2 weeks before the event, and so wouldn’t even be able to attend, much […]

Things Just Got a Little More Epic – CESH 2014

Four years ago we modified a long-standing family tradition in an effort to include the younger children and spice things up a bit.  Instead of the annual shop-n-swap, in which each family member would go off and buy a small gift for each other player (with time and dollar limits), we changed it into a […]

Christmas Hangover

Man, that was a lot of Christmas!  There is only so much joy and frivolity that one can take, and I am wiped out!  The 26th should be a national holiday as well: a day of recovery.  See, New Year’s Day is nice, because everyone does their celebrating the night before, and then you get […]

The First Annual Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt

This year, we started a new tradition with my wife’s family.  In past years we had played a Shop and Swap Christmas Game on Christmas Eve, where everyone goes somewhere, splits up, and buys a little gift (under $5) for every other player.  At the end, we would go home for lunch, wrap the presents, […]