Wondering What to Do on a Rainy Day?

It's Anyone's Game!

Bianca Morales, Writer

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The day seems old and gloomy, as people open their eyes to the sound of rain drops against the bedroom window, bringing such a soothing sound. There is laziness about them that makes people want to stay late in bed and loaf around all day. These are the types of days—the cozy, comforting days—many look forward to in the Fall.

So, it’s another rainy day in Indiana: not one for the books. But, if reading is “your thing,” then this is the perfect day to do it. “On rainy days,” confesses Zachary Mann, 10, “I like staying inside and reading. There’s really nothing else to do,” he adds, “so I just enjoy it.”

Others, however, prefer more communal activities, such as playing board games like UNO and dominos or simply enjoying each other’s company. Still, there are a handful of people who would rather commune with nature than with their fellow man. “I love chilly, gloomy days because I can go outside and feel small droplets roll down my skin,” confides Guadalupe Marquez, 9. Why? The answer is apparently quite simple: “It’s very fun!”

   If these ideas aren’t appealing, try out one of these games on the Top-10 List for 2019 by BoardGameGeek:

  1. Gloomhaven
  2. Black Angel
  3. Wingspan
  4. Terraforming Mars
  5. Tapestry
  6. Root
  7. The 7th Continent
  8. Arkham Horror
  9. Sleeping Gods
  10. Marvel Champions

Check out the YouTube version of this list for more details on each game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjAwt6gVaIs­­­

With all of the board games currently on the market, there is no reason to suffer from rainy day boredom again.