Saturday, January 4, 2014

And we wanted this game why?

One of the things I want to do this year is to have a weekly game day/night. The plan is Saturday afternoons, between lunch & dinner. Today was the first Game Day of the new year. It had to wait until after dinner, though, as we had to run some errands & didn't get home until time to make dinner.

For today's games, we chose 5-Second Rule and Trivial Pursuit. We chose 5-Second Rule because it was a new game. Someone gave it to us as a Christmas present, so it was our newest game. This was the second time we played it since getting it. We're really having fun with it. It's a very easy game to learn. Someone reads your card to you. Each card asks for 3 of something - 3 famous dogs, 3 presidents, etc. Someone flips over the timer, and you have 5 seconds to answer. If you can't give 3 of whatever the card asks, the person next to you gets a chance, and it continues around the table until someone gets it or everyone fails (when stealing, you can't use answers others have already given). This is one we all have a chance at, which is good because you don't often enjoy playing a game you know you have no chance to win.

We chose Trivial Pursuit because we picked up 2 versions second hand months ago & have only played once. When I was a kid, the adults would play Trivial Pursuit at family gatherings. I always wanted to play. I have always loved trivia games & really hated boring kids' games like Candy Land or Chutes & Ladders. The most interesting game they had for us kids was Monopoly, which isn't really that great of a game.  So, I'd ask to play Trivial Pursuit with the adults, but was always told that I was too young. By the time I was no longer "too young," they had stopped playing. So, I had never actually played regular Trivial Pursuit. We have owned Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit for years. You could say we are fans of LotR. We own the extended versions of all the movies (and of course we have the first installment of The Hobbit). We have 2 paperback sets of the books & nice leather-bound copies of LotR & The Hobbit. My husband & I both enjoy the books & movies. My husband reads the books every year. So, we have the LotR Trivial Pursuit & play it with the kids. They wanted to try regular Trivial Pursuit, and I'd never played, so we bought it when we found it. It really sucks, though. The questions are boring and mostly things about which none of us could care less. Seriously, the number of sports questions we were asked was ridiculous, and none of us watch sports. I really don't think Trivial Pursuit will last long here. We have several other trivia games that we enjoy far more. I think maybe we'll donate both versions of Trivial Pursuit. There's really no point in keeping them when nobody enjoys them.

We just bought 4 new games.We will be playing one of them next week for Game Day. The choices for next week are Dicecapades & Munchkin (this is one of our new ones).