Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Games People Play



I kept hearing an odd clacking noise coming from the neighbors porch and it took me quite a while to figure out that they were playing dominos. The delayed reaction is because I’ve never played dominos- unless “playing” counts as carefully lining them up to be knocked down in sequence.

Growing up as an only child in the 70’s usually meant coming up with imaginative ways to play games originally designed to be played by 2 or more people. (I built a lot of game board forts) Since I’ve long abandoned the notion of playing games with friends, I am always intrigued when I discover adults playing games for fun. (Once in a billion years my husband and I will play Othello but that’s really about it.) 

Do you still play board games with friends or family? Card games? Other kinds of games?

Image of “Five ivory dice” by Liam Quin 

3 thoughts on “Games People Play

  1. Small grandchildren mean endless games of Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. Additionally the six year old hauls out the backgammon board, but we play by his rules. The rules are made up as we go along so I am never sure of my next move.

  2. My sister and I, together with a number of different friends, play mah jongg as often as we can get a foursome together. When we play at my apartment, we use my grandmother’s set, but it’s not your grandmother’s game anymore. Mah jongg is having a resurgence within a whole new generation of women — and among some men, too.

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