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Hummble

We love playing board games, and one of our favorites for the last two years has been Hummble.   It's a musical guessing game.  You compete in teams - whenever your team guesses the song you're humming (or "la la"-ing or "do do"-ing) you move ahead.  If your team can't, you go back.  We play it co-operatively since not all of us like timed games - besides, just the singing and guessing are fun. 

As we've played it, though, we've noticed lacks in our own personal favorite categories.  The Broadway section was missing songs and whole musicals that we loved, and the same for other sections.  So, for the older children's birthdays this month,  I made up new game cards with some of our favorite songs, including:

Less well-known songs from: Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Song and Dance, Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Pippin

Hymns such as:  Come Thou Font of Every Blessing, Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Be Still My Soul, A Mighty Fortress (extra points if you can sing it in the original German!), One Bread One Body, Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones, and Holy, Holy, Holy.

Popular songs by Sting, Vonda Shepherd, Billy Joel and Elton John.

Jazz and standards written by Ellington and Gershwin and/or sung by Louis Armstrong, Diane Schurr, and Cleo Laine.

And recent folk by Maura O'Connell, John Gorka, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Doc Watson, Dougie MacLean, Alison Kraus, Nanci Griffith and Stan Rogers.

I suppose it's no surprise that one of my favorite board games is musical!

If you're interested, here's a link (I've been trying to get these links to work for awhile, but I still don't like the way it looks).

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