Friday, September 16, 2011

Can You Spell RIVALRY?

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     My sisters and I have always been obsessed with playing board games; especially word games and trivia.  Needless to say, we are all very competitive.  In other words, we like to win.   

     Any chance we get to be together we pull out the board games.  Over the years we've had many favorites but some of the best are Scrabble, Scattergories, Balderdash, Trivial Pursuit and Boggle.  In case you missed it in the first line, we really like word games and trivia.

     Today one of my sisters (the oldest one) and my niece came out and the 3 of us played 3 new games.  The first one my niece had brought.  It was called Banana grams and by the time we finished I felt like I was going bananas.  It was so much fun!  I loved it!  It is so fast paced that one minute you think you are doing great and the next minute you are way behind...all in the blink of an eye.  We played several rounds of it and I finally managed to win one.  Cheri, being the youngest pretty much wiped up the floor with me and Jane.  It takes a quick mind and nimble fingers (being able to spell helps too).

     Next, we played two of my games; one I had played before and one I hadn't played yet.  First, we played the one I had not.  It was a trivia game called Bezzerwizzer (who comes up with these names!).  Cheri beat us at that too!  Who thinks up all these trivia questions?  And who ever heard of most of the answers?  Even though I couldn't win at that either I will have to say I like the game.  How else can you learn all these useless facts that you will never use. Do you know what a super nova is?  Great way to spend an afternoon.

    The last game we played was called Name 5.  Sounds easy enough.  Someone gives you a category and in 30 seconds you name 5 things that belong in that category.  No problem if your category is crayon colors - red, blue, yellow, green, and orange.  But what if your category is name 5 things written by Edgar Allen Poe, or,  name 5 Shakespeare plays...can you do it in 30 seconds?    

     Who can name 5 ways to say goodnight in 30 seconds?
Until next time...that's my view.

Kat  

4 comments:

  1. name5.. thanks for the info.. will try it with my 3rd graders..
    thanks for following my blog, kat...

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  2. Lol! Great post! Reminds me of our family gatherings which you already read about on my blog today! We love board games also, I almost put that in but the post was getting too long.
    Thanks for Following me, now I am following you back! Love finding new friends on here!

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  3. We have family gamenight at least once a month sometimes in the winter much more. Mama and I love board games that challenges us. 5 ways to say good night, in english? I don't know any other lang. So lets say, goodnight, sleep tight, nighty-night, rest well, I love you!
    Have a great and blessed day!!

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  4. Well in my house there is only 1 waY to say goodnight..and that is the sound of someone snoring in their chair.

    Hi there Kat, thanks for following me and I am happy to be returning the favour.

    M

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