Craig and I really enjoy playing games of all sorts. We get together once every few weeks with good friends to play a variety of games, including Puerto Rico, Ticket to Ride, Apples to Apples, Dominion, and more. We also really enjoy playing poker (Texas Hold ‘Em) with friends, although our poker group has essentially disbanded after our most frequent hosts/organizers moved away. This relatively new interest in game-playing is intriguing to me, especially since I have pretty negative memories of playing games with my family as a child. (Seriously. I didn’t play any type of game other than cards for years and years due to the extreme competitive nature of my entire family. There was no letting your 5-year-old daughter win at Chutes & Ladders in my house!)
We spent the afternoon and evening at my dad’s today, and we spent our time playing games. We played poker and then some rummy. My grandmother joined in on the rummy after feigning that she didn’t remember how to play. We always partially consider this proclamation (she is 94, so it’s reasonable) but then realize that she’s just setting us up to school us. Rummy was always her game, and she’s still pretty sharp.
After dinner we set out the family’s current favorite game, Mexican Train Dominoes, and played several rounds. It’s a lot of fun. We had a great time, and while we played the games we recalled lots of good family memories. There was at least one occasion, after we all practically rolled on the floor laughing about some particular event, where someone said, “Please tell me that’s not going to show up on your blog, Kelly!”
I’m always looking for other games to play. Does anyone have any suggestions?