Alex Cavanaugh is hosting It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest today! All you have to do - list your three most favorite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games, drinking games - even mind games! If it’s a game you enjoy playing, it’s worth sharing.
Fun! I love games. I just wish I had more time to play them. *sigh* Bu-ut, I am going to have amazing fun blog-hopping to see what every one listed as their favorites. Here are mine!
Bananagrams - yep. Big word nerd here, but I love, love, love this game. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles first. It's dubbed "the anagram game that will drive you bananas!"
Well, it doesn't drive me bananas- just my family. Especially when they're whipping out words like amaze and ball, and I turn over my twenty-one tiles and can't help seeing words like exacerbate or conundrum. And then use all my tiles before anyone forms their second word.
Um, yeah...I pretty much play solitaire bananagrams now.
Of course I love soccer! When I said yes to my soccer coach husband's proposal (on New Years *smile*) seventeen years ago, I agreed to marry him and soccer.
But I really, really do love soccer. I rarely (only when my husband makes me) play myself, but I get enough of an adrenaline rush from watching it. The breath-taking headers, gorgeous finishes, diving saves. Gut-punching intensity when the game's all tied up in golden goal overtime. Games can get downright gritty yet still be so artistically aesthetic. And it doesn't matter the age. Whether I'm spectating my son's
PS - those are some of my husband's girls in the photos (beating rival teams, thank you)
Finally, one of my favorite games to play and watch is one of my own creation. Math teaching is my day job, and well, math is just not so easy for everybody (really?). So I've developed games that help my students learn and have fun simultaneously. And uh, sadly, most of the super fun ones stem from, er...drinking games.
Anyone know 99? Toss out playing cards, try to get the value of the pile close to 99 without going over 99. Um, yeah...total inspiration for Log 21. The cards have basic logarithm problems on them, my kiddos find their values, toss them out, try not to get the pile to go over 21. Some cards have positive value (log525), some negative (log5(1/25)), some zero (log1(6)). So what happens when they go over 21? Do they chug, chug, chug their Aquafinas? haha, um...no. They just start all over. So original, I know. But my kids really do love it.
Soooo...there you have it. My three favorite games. Your turn! What's YOUR favorite game to watch or play?