I need to play more.
I like to think I'm a pretty fun person, but every once in a while I go outside and do something that reminds me of my youth, and it simultaneously reminds me that I'm not as young as I used to be. If they could bottle "kid energy" I'd buy it.
I'd love to go outside and play football without feeling like I've been trampled by a herd of rampaging elephants later. Maybe I should stick to board games.
I'm a big fan of board games. Overall, I have a good time. I really like several games from the company Days of Wonder. Pirate's Cove is awesome. So maybe I've got a thing for pirates, but there is something infinitely entertaining about that game. Everyone reveals their secret intentions all at once, and you know what breaks loose on the high seas. That's quality entertainment right there.
But I can't stand Monopoly. Maybe money just makes me nervous, but I'm pretty sure whoever thought up that game was a sadistic you-know-what.
Here' s the thing about Monopoly. You only need to go around the board twice. By then, you know who is going to win, and who is going to lose. The rest is a nine hour lesson in misery as everything you own slowly gets stripped from you by someone who owns everything.
This is a game? It's twisted, I tell you.
There are pointless games, like tic-tac-toe, and silly games, like Simon says. Then there are very serious games like peek-a-boo.
We need more time to play. I don't care what, but it's my mission to unwind with a good game at least twice next week.
How about you? What are your favorite games?