Games People Play.

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  1. SpoiledPrincess

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    No not head games, actual real games but not sports, do you ever play any - cards or board games.

    I'm not a great lover of games but I did love Trivial Pursuit and I'd be extremely competetive about it, I didn't openly sulk if my team lost but mentally I'd be overturning the board and stomping around like a big spoilt three year old. When my kids were smaller and I'd play games with them like a good mommy I'd let them win (not too obviously) but I used to find this hard work, if I play something my natural tendency is to play to win. The only other game I've really played with adults is monopoly one time when a group of us were drunk, I've never played a game of monopoly to completion because I never want houses and hotels I just want more money :) Anyway if I can't be the banker I don't want to play, it's only a game and the banker is in the prime position to cheat :)
     
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    I was a HUGE Trivial Pursuit man, but I have so many useless pieces of knowledge floating round in my head, pepole stopped playing with me as I usually won.

    Monopoly is a big household favorite with all the kids.

    Sorry is a favorite with our littlest one and UNO is big with the kids. I hate the game myself.

    Clue is another favorite.

    man I never really thought about this until you asked.
     
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    Every week I play darts and pool. Sometimes we play cards too.

    Not played Monopoly for ages. Or any board game for that matter :rolleyes:
    I do a crossword every day.
     
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    Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Yahtzee and the Game of Life are favorites. I bought each grandchild (8 of them) a different board game for Christmas last year. To my delight they are wearing them out.
     
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    I'm not good at the regular Trivial Pursuit, but I do have the 90's edition, and my friends and I play that on occasion. My favorite card game is Spades, and I could play that every day for the rest of my life without getting tired of it. :smile:
     
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    I love the 90s edition of Trivial Pursuit. I kick ass and take names on that one. I also kick serious booty on the Pop Culture version and I'm decent at the 80s version.

    I love me some Scrabble. I was playing it on my phone this morning, actually. (I take the bus to work so I read or play scrabble every day.)

    I've got Operation at home (I kinda suck at it) and Hungry Hungry Hippos (which I rock).
     
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    have to say monopoly is probly the best game ever specially drinkin monopoly.
     
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    Pictionary, hands-down.
     
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    I used to play snooker and I've been in a few darts teams but I haven't played for years now.My snooker was average but I have a trophy for winning the darts league.
    Some people classify them as sports.I think if you can drink while you're playing it isn't a sport,it's a game.
     
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    Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Chess, chinese checkers, Pool (I'm a better player after two drinks or so I tell myself), and on the three occasions i've played the slot machines, i've won money each time.

    I kicked ass at marbles when I was young, ruled at Twister, and was quite good at charades.

    Now I can be found playing fetch with my dog in the yard or in the house.
     
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    Backgammon is the only board game I am good at, and I am shit hot too, other than that I don't play much.

    Card games bore the pants off me especially when you have to go over the rules for others all the time, "Are aces high or low....."

    As a teen I memorised most of the Trivial Pursuits Genus questions... kinda took the fun out of it after that...
     
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    Okay. Here goes.

    I play a Texas Hold 'Em tournement with some friends, and have recently become one of the best players, though I used to be the worst.

    I play board games regularly with the Hold 'Em group as well. These include Puerto Rico, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and Ra. We alsop play Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and we were going to play Nightbane, but this one guy's motherr got sick, and we don't want to play without him. We still do the poker tourneys, and the board games, though.

    With my boyfriend, I play Risk, The Worst Case Scenario, Uno, and some game I don't knwo the name of, but which reminds me of Othello.

    Speaking of which, if you want to play me at Othello, I'll whoop you but good.

    I haven't played for a while, but I used to be deadly at Spades, or Hearts. I played Spades instead of going properly to high school. Card counting is a profitable and worth-while skill to develop. I wish they had Spades in casinos. I'd take it up again. A friend of mine and I would routinely make all of the threes walk. I told you. Deadly.

    In high school, I also learned to play a game called Crapette. A guy I knew learned in France when he was an exchange student.

    I lvoe Monopoly. Too bad it takees so long.

    I'm extremely competitive. I won't be able to let my children win at games when I become a mother. My mother never let me win, and when I played particularly poorly, she was harsh. Learning to strategize from her wasn't much fun, but it hass served me well in other aspects of life. The result is that I'm a blood-thirsty competitor, and very, very good at winning.
     
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    Good at: Clue, Sudoku, Pictionary, Scrabble, hangman (spelling game), charades, Lapin (a card game).

    Bad at: Poker, blackjack, gin rummy, solitaire.

    REALLY bad at: Pool and chess, but play them anyway.

    Unbelievably bad at: Checkers. WTF????
     
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    Trivial Pursuit for me too. Oh, and I do the Daily Telegraph crossword almost every day...does that count?
     
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    Egyptian War is awesome, also speed, and solitare.

    Board games I like are kinda weird. I love Clue (not that weird) but I've always loved Guess Who? Hungry, hungry hippos, mouse trap and Connect 4 (I'm a product of the 80's/90's...what can I say??)

    I also love crosswords and word-find puzzles. Sudoku was fun for, like, a week and then I got over it.
     
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    I love Scrabble, Monopoly, Pokeno and the game of Life.

    In high school we had an UNO craze, and all of my friends and I challenged each other, sometimes in groups of 10 to 15, playing this game, in elimation format, that was fun to do.
     
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    For card games, I'm a pinochle fiend! I also like hearts and spades. I always wanted to learn bridge, but teachers are hard to find unless you get a professional (who wants to pay to learn a card game?) Most people who play don't have the patience to teach.
     
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    I feel a poll about favourite games coming on :)
     
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    I'm horrible at trivia!! Yikes!....:eek: A bunch of my friends and I do poker parties and bunco parties. Basically it's an excuse to get together, drink, bet money, win prizes, and blackmail each other with pictures the next day.
     
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    Parcheesi, Solitaire, Clue, Chinese Checkers, Bunco, Dominoes, and occasionally Hi Ho Cherry-O
     
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