“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”―
This week’s Wednesday challenge here on partner Susan and my site is BORED? GAMES! Feel free to use either word or both.
Games shows and reality television programs and even a person’s favorite soap opera lose their initial appeal over time and the majority of folks actively (or even secretly) crave an entertaining alternative for themselves.
Do you remember the good old days before computers when board games ruled the roost? Scrabble, Yahtzee, chess, checkers and a host of other interactive games wended their way into our hearts and lives.
They offered players the opportunity to not only socialize with their friends but also impress family members with their gained expertise in a game.
My favorite game has always been Scrabble. Choosing your word letters and taking a chance that the ones you choose will not always be consonants makes the game a fun challenge. There is a certain tactile excitement when choosing your next set of seven letters.
These days electronic substitutes have placed the “hands-on” versions of these games on the back burner. Old favorites have been replaced by marketers who have cheapened the quality of the game pieces while jacking up the price to absurd levels.
The Scrabble Junior game (ages 3 to 50 )includes 4 character tokens, each with its own personality traits. Players choose from green Letter Sprinter, yellow Word Surfer, blue DJ Word, or red Wacky Wordy. If you complete a word on the board, you get a point and move your token along the track.
It is a disappointment when such educational and language-enhancing games turn into mere pictographs using pictorial symbols for words or phrases.
I am quite sure youngsters would have a lot more fun by interactively placing letters on a board rather than viewing images that convey words or thought processes.
This week give us your take on this topic. Are you a secret gamer ( “hands-on” or electronic) and do you and your friends enjoy the thrill and the challenge of playing games that also provide an opportunity to socialize with others?
As always, our challenge is flexible, please interpret this challenge in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.
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