Today is Day 8 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
G is for Games
We always played games while I was growing up – card games like Eights, Hearts and Up and Down the River, as well as board games like Monopoly, Racko and cribbage.
My father taught me cribbage and I remember playing by myself to practice – and losing to my invisible partner.
As a teen, I grew to hate monopoly, as my siblings and I would have marathon matches that would carryover for days. I still prefer not to play that game.
With my own children, we played games like Wide World, Racko, Yahtze, and 5s & 1S (a dice game). My youngest loved Crazy 8 Countdown (with each number becoming crazy as we counted down) and he usually won.
For Christmas, Santa always brought a new game for the family. Some became favourites, others not so much. But we always played after Christmas dinner.
As they got older, Scattegories became the favourite for get-togethers. The laughter and the competiveness was always a part of that game.
I also love euchre and scrabble, although I haven’t played much scrabble at all in the past twenty years. We get together with another couple and play euchre – men against the women.
In the past few years, we’ve added Mexican Train and Sequence – games even the grandkids enjoy. I love any game – time to have fun, laugh and enjoy our time together.
What’s your favourite game?