Friday, September 4, 2009

Bored? Break out the Board Games!

My husband and I have quite the collection of board games - ranging from Scrabble, Scattergories, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, Apples to Apples and Battle of the Sexes. All very entertaining games if you've ever had the chance to play them! Though after a bit it seems that you cab find yourself in bit of a board game rut.

For example - for a good few months there I could NOT get enough game time with Scrabble. We bought a travel version and took it everywhere - playing it in the car, at the pool and even at the winery with friends! I even bought this little book to record every move, etc. But alas, I am now in a rut with the game. Every time my hubby suggests a round I just about groan.

And then there's Apples to Apples - lord have mercy. That game was on fire with us for a good year and half and now - yup - if you mention it you might just get the same groan from me. Doesn't help that I recently played the game from nearly 7PM to 3:30 AM straight just a few weekends ago - oy! It is a fun game to get to know people - to break the ice and get talking and laughing together. But oy.

Last night, having dinner guests over, we broke out Battle of the Sexes - a game we used to play a lot but hadn't in a while. Ah, the humor and the fun when I break out my tucked away tidbits of knowledge that my husband has no clue that I know! :) Yup, I knocked my hubby speechless by effortlessly guessing the correct Rocky movie to whatever question was asked - something about some specific star that was in which rocky movie - WITHOUT EVER HAVING SEEING A SINGLE ONE. Yup, I am THAT good.

I rattled off what the main body of a ship was called - a hull - duh! And correctly identified what cuban item a "Havannah" was - a cigar. And me and my fabulous teammate successfully prattled off what color is associated with the positive end of a car batter - red!

And, oh, the great-fun as we watched them struggle over question over question when it was their turn.

"What item in the house has a deep feed and a top loading bobbin?"

Their guess? Washing machine! ahahahahahahahaha!

"How is the best way to store egg whites?"

A jar?

Heck no, boys, you freeze em!

"What phrase completes this advertising slogan: "I use L'oreal...."

Their answer: everyday

The correct answer: because I'm worth it!

Hehe! Oh the list goes on and on. It is funny because the boys always prematurely pronounce victory - even before the game box is open! They are all hooping and hollering about trouncing us in strategy and then end up cursing the game and insisting it is unfairly made as they lose miserably.

My theory - us women pick up more things and retain them better than our counterparts- even if the info is about boring old cars or sports or whatever. Our spouses would KNOW the answers to the girly questions about panty hose, cooking and make-up if they listened closely and tucked the info away - but alas, it goes in one ear and out the other. :) Though, maybe, just maybe a few are insanely hard - that we don't even know them and vice versa with the boy questions.

Any good games out there that you, my lovely readers, love to play? Tell me about them! I think after the last round we played last night, we may be in the market for a new one! ;)


Momma Val said...

Ha! I love games. We have not played in awhile but I personally always loved Pictionary and Catch Phrase. Scrabble is fun but can go on forever if you do not limit think time. Uno is fun too but cannot be played with sore losers (learned that the hard way). Looking forward to being able to play board games endlessly again someday. I'm guessing Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, and Candyland are in my very nearest future :)

TMC said...

My favourite is Scrabble. I don't play very often, mostly because English is my Husband's 2nd language so he's no good at Scrabble. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh My Gosh -- I NEED that game! We're always arguing men vs. women in our family -- this would settle it! We've been stuck on Hand and Foot, a card game for years. We love it and always have a good time playing and catching up with each other.

Stacy said...

Momma val - Games are great!! Oh, I forgot Catch Phrase - we have that one too! And candyland is upstairs - unopened - but we have it! :)

TMC - Scrabble is one of my all-time faves as well!! We're going to get the Scrabble game for our Nintendo DS so we can play it on the airplane, in the car and on our cruise! LOL! If you ever need a native English speaking player - you know who to call, ok??

Thimbleanna - They have a newer version out too - you will have to get it out! Good times! Will have to check out Hand and Foot - never heard of it!