Saturday, December 02, 2006

games

Earlier in the week, we talked about favorite cartoons. Now I want to know your favorite board game, video game, or card game. And who do you usually play with?

I loved to play games when I was kid. All the board games. My favorite was (nad still is) Clue. Ieven had a couple PC versions of it. As an adult, in my childfree years, I played a great deal of card games and dice games (and drinking games). I love Hearts & Spades but I always have to be reminded of the rules because I get them confused. My favorite dice game is called 10,000, which is how many points you have to get to win. We'd play it for *hours* in college & right after, drinking & talking. I have a lot of great memories of that game. Now I play bunco monthly with other moms from my MOPS group & I really enjoy it. I love Trivial Pursuit as well. I have th Star Wars version but no one will play with me because I kick their butts every time :) My favorite PC game is Civilization. I actually bought the game a week before I got my first PC. It ate up HOURS of my life & I enjoyed every minute. I haven't played it since DS1 was about 6 months old. You have to be able to devote 3-4 hours to it at least (if not an entire weekend) and I have not had that kind of time in over 3 years. They have version 4 out now. I just barely played a couple times with 3 before I had to call it quits. Maybe someday... The other game I loved was D&D. Role playing is such fun. Its something else I have not been able to do in years because it also requires too much time.

I am looking forward to the boys getting old enough to play more challenging games than Candy land. I really want to play games with them.

3 comments:

glynis said...

I admit to saying the same thing about CandyLand, which we haven't played in months (yeah!). My kids are finally to the point where we can play Crazy Eights or UNO, but it will be much more fun to teach maore challenging games.

Tink said...

Gosh I completely forgot about Civilization. We have v. 2-4 (had 1 but someone borrowed it and never gave it back). I haven't played 4 but Pan seems to really like it. One of the days when I get a new computer I'll get it loaded, lol. Depending on your kids ages, they may enjoy playing the computer game Zoo Tycoon with you. The Princess was about 3 when we first got it. She would sit by me and make the decisions as what should be bought, sold and built. We also got the add-on pack with the marine shows and dinosaurs.

karen said...

And maybe when the kids are a little bit older you can nudge them along the D&D path.