Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Games

Games That Are Not Fun

Life should be fun, but other people are not characters in a game. People do not feel the same way you do about things, nor do they see the world through your eyes. In fact, they're probably not over analyzing you quite as much as you imagine they are. It might be nice if they saw your point of view, but don't count on it. You'll never have fun playing that game unless you stop playing. The more natural you allow yourself to feel around other people, the more natural your life will become. Often the game is only in your own mind, anyway. You'll usually discover that you're the only one playing, that other people don't even know your game exists, and that it's actually quite silly to continue on in such a manner. In fact, it wasn't even all that fun to play in the first place, was it?

Games That Are Fun
(In no particular order)

Boggle
Cookies With Letters
Hide-And-Go-Seek Tag
Sports
Scrabble
Mille Bornes
Taboo
Scattergories
Bananagrams
Rummikub
Balderdash
Apples To Apples
Set
Squidge
Mao
Mafia
Capture The Flag
Paintball
Laser Tag
Risk
Stragego
Calvinball

...Lots more that I either haven't played yet or am just not thinking of. Feel free to add to the list.

Let's play those games instead. :)

11 comments:

Ezzie said...

No Calvinball?

Um, games that are fun to play:

Football.
Basketball (maybe).
Baseball (maaaybe).
Tennis (if you're really bored, and mostly want to shmooze).
Golf (see above).

More serious, in the type that you're talking about that you didn't mention yet:

Dudo. Quandary.

Erachet said...

Yipes! How could I have forgotten?! It's fixed now.

Btw, your first five fall under the category of "sports," which is there. :)

Football - yes
Basketball - maybe
Baseball - yes, depending.
Tennis - if you're bored or if you're old and rich.
Golf - UGH. Most boring sport EVER.

You forgot hockey - that gets a yes from me!

Never heard of Dudo or Quandary.

Ezzie said...

I did not forget hockey.

Sports is too vague. You could write "board games", too.

Dudo is fun, you can easily play with friends and all you need is dice and hands. Quandary you'd have to find.

the apple said...

Tennis is NOT BORING!

Ezzie said...

Tennis itself is not, but you have to be bored to want to play. You might see people stop everything to play football - but tennis? I just can't picture the same roar: "Tennis? YEAH! Let's GO! Woof woof!! Woo!! TEN-NIS!!"

G said...

squige?
mao?
mafia?

Dudo?!...::shakes head in dismay:: you mean Liars Dice!!

--ezzie you are a liar and you will spend eternity on this blog!

Erachet said...

--ezzie you are a liar and you will spend eternity on this blog!


What are you saying about this blog, G, huh?

Ezzie said...

G - Squidge isn't bad; Mao is the most annoying game ever; dunno what Mafia is; and YES! But I never played it until Dudo, so that's what I know it by.

Man, I'd love to play you in that one. :)

[And LOL on the implication.]

Erachet said...

Only special people get to play Squidge.

Btw, this is Mafia. There are many variations but this seems to be the one most similar to the way I know how to play.

G said...

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Frayda said...

Settlers of Cataan
Flux - great game for a medium size group of people
Blokus
Clue
Phase 10 - also a good game for more than 4 people