December 26th, 2010
There are many things that I would like to change about myself, and one of the most annoying things is how competitive I am. If you know me, you would know that my competitiveness doesn’t quite fit with the rest of my personality…which is probably why I hate it and want to change it.
So whenever there are games being played, I would rather not be involved. The reason is two-fold:
1) I hate the monster that I become when I play games
2) I hate the possibility of losing
With that being said, my family planned a game night tonight. I agreed to it mainly because my brothers are hilarious and games night are mainly amusing in my family. But also because Dave couldn’t come, and if there’s family member who is MORE competitive than me, it is Dave. Therefore, Game Nights involving the two of us usually become knock-down-drag-outs or someone ends up sleeping on the couch.
Oh, and it was a chance to spend sometime with Levi and Stacey!
I actually had fun tonight! Which made me think of the games that I like to play and I thought I would give you list in case you’re looking for games that hyper-competitive people can actually stand to play. Although, only ONE player can be hyper-competitive because if there are two, it just won’t be fun for anyone.
- Apples to Apples: It’s just a fun game that you can make a big joke out of…someone who is very literal, logical and by-the-book may have trouble with this game (::cough::Dave::cough::)
- Fact or Crap: My little brother got this for Christmas and we played it tonight. There isn’t much strategy involved, just luck! It’s hard to take personally and is really hit or miss.
- Dutch Blitz: It’s a Pennsylvania Dutch speed card game. And I’m good at it. That’s why it’s on this list.
- Killer Bunnies: I was introduced to this game in college and it is INSANE. There’s a lot of strategy involved and a lot of chance…but if you’re playing with a good group of friends, it’s too bizarre to take too seriously. But I think you all should get this. My college roommates and I were obsessed with it!
We also played The Last Word, which was fun with my family. It’s another one of the games, like Apples to Apples, that can’t be taken too seriously or else it wouldn’t be fun anymore. But the company that was there tonight…well, they made it so much fun!