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August 27th, 2006

How is it that I taught my husband proper grammar, help him with spelling, and even proof read his blog entries, yet he beat me at Scrabble? No wonder I have never owned this game before today. I am so frustrated! I didn’t think I’d kick his ass, but I certainly wasn’t expecting him to kick mine. I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked: he seems to beat me at pretty much everything except fighting games on the PS2.

We have a decent collection of board games and the like now that we’ve been together almost six years and I’m always looking for something new and fun to play, preferably something that the two of us can engage in since we don’t have people over very often.

Games we own that I like
Aggravation
Connect Four
Kismet
Mille Bourne
Scene It (Original Movie Version)
Scrabble
Sequence
Skip-Bo
Trivial Pursuit (90’s Edition)
Uno
Yahtzee

Games we own that I don’t like
Boom-O
Candyland
Checkers
Chess
Life
Memory
Monopoly
Trouble

Games I’ve never owned because I hate them
Battleship
Mousetrap
Operation
Perfection
Sorry

Games I don’t own but liked as a kid
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Games I’d like to buy
Family Feud
Pictionary

What games do you own, like, hate, or recommend?

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  1. August 28th, 2006 at 02:06 | #1

    My favorite games are Taboo, 100,000 Pyramid, and Guesstures. Unfortunately those are all multiple player games rather than two person. I also love Scattergories. I am with you on Scrabble–people always think since I am a reading teacher I will be good at it, but I suck suck suck, and it’s BORING. Another one that everyone loves that I hate is Cranium.

  2. Jenniyb
    August 28th, 2006 at 10:23 | #2

    I swear, we must have every Trivial Pursuit game that they’ve made, but only a couple editions are any good. We usually play that if we play games.

    I’m not a big fan of Chess because it takes so long to play and I can never remember exactly how to play.

    I still like Clue even though the game lasts about 5 minutes now that we’re not 10 years old. And of course, Monopoly is always fun. Between my parents, my brother, and I we own a ton of Monopoly games because we always buy the special editions.

  3. August 28th, 2006 at 11:03 | #3

    Pictionary is my all-time favorite game. LOVE IT. I had the original, and now I have the more udpated version plus the “National Parks” edition (which is fun to play on camping trips).

    I just rarely get to play it because it requires 4 people. I wish there was a way to play with only 2 people.

  4. August 28th, 2006 at 11:04 | #4

    OH yeah and I meant to ask you…. which of the games mentioned above are the 2-player ones? I’ve recently been on the lookout for some fun 2 player games. Seems like they are hard to come by… most of the fun games are for groups/parties.

  5. sugrmtn32
    August 28th, 2006 at 11:26 | #5

    I love Boggle – it works pretty well for 2 players (I’ve never played with more than 2 actually) & makes you use your brain. I kick my boyfriend’s a$$ at it all the time :)

  6. sugrmtn32
    August 28th, 2006 at 11:27 | #6

    Oh, another one I liked growing up was MasterMind – great for 2 players as well.

  7. August 28th, 2006 at 12:52 | #7

    I also like Cranium because it uses a variety of talents in case one isn’t your strong point.

  8. August 28th, 2006 at 13:19 | #8

    You taught him too well.

  9. August 28th, 2006 at 22:32 | #9

    Most of the ones I listed in the first two categories can be played with two players (I already e-mailed Kristi but thought I’d respond here in case anyone else was interested) even though they are all more fun with at least four people. [Which reminds me: I need to have another game night!]

    Joe and I played Kings Corners (or as Wikipedia lists it, Kings in the Corner) tonight which was fun, especially because I won all the games except one. I haven’t played it in many many years since playing with my grandma who taught me.

  10. September 1st, 2006 at 00:04 | #10

    I love Tri-Bond! That is a really fun game. We also really like Scene It in this house.

  11. September 1st, 2006 at 12:19 | #11

    my bf and i are the same way with Scrabble. he’s a terrible speller, and i have to proofread everything he writes. i’m a library science major with a heavy background in english and literature. he’s a math major. somehow, however, he kicks my ass at Scrabble each and every time. wanna know how he does it? i come up with these huge words – flexing my oh-so literate brain – and he trumps me with tiny little two-letter words that connect my huge ones. the way the game is scored, he comes away with both my points AND his!
    he’s also better at Boggle, though i kick his ass at Trival Pursuit each and every time we play. Mastermind is fun, but as soon as you figure out the logical secret to winning, it becomes about as boring as tic-tac-toe.
    i got him World of Warcraft: The Board Game for his birthday. it’s kind of pricey as boardgames go, but each game lasts for many many hours of playtime. also, it sort of helps if you’re familiar with the online version of the game.

  12. September 3rd, 2006 at 12:59 | #12

    You guys might enjoy Scattergories. It’s one of my favorites. I also always loved Life.

    The game I hate most is Monopoly. If I get forced to play, I’ll try to get into it but I eventually get so bored that I just sell everything for almost nothing just so I can stop.

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