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Friday, 5 June 2015

Monopoly, scrabble, cryptic crosswords, puzzles, you name it ...

Still away until this coming Monday, but here are a couple of photos relating to board games, and Really I can't think of too many others that I might be able to find if I were home.

The first is a blurry photo taken in dim light with my old non- digital phone, showing us playing a game of monopoly at our beach unit, post Xmas 2012.  Our elder son and his fiancee are keen board and word game players. I can't remember who won, but very much doubt it was me.


Here is a photo said son took of the creative happy b'day cake he made a few months later for his fiancee Lissa's birthday, based on scrabble tiles. We weren't there to sample the cake, but we did enjoy the photo! It will be interesting to see what kind of wedding cake they decide to have.


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17 comments:

  1. Monopoly was my favorite board game. Gosh - I haven't played it in forever. I'm pretty sure we still have it somewhere. I should get it out. I think my daughter might play it with me? Another game I really liked a lot was Chinese Checkers but I can't remember how to play it now. Never did learn how to play chess. Too involved. My Mom tried to teach me how to play Bridge, but I didn't like having to keep track of which cards had been played & which hadn't. Too much thinking! :)

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    1. I don't know how to play bridge either, but it is meant to be very good for the brain.

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  2. Monopoly always made me tired because it never ended. I always liked buying the yellow properties and the railroads. Don't ask me why. Scrabble I LOVED. So I wish I could have been there to enjoy Lissa's cake.

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  3. I'm a scrabble lover too. Do you play Words with Friends online? It's a scrabble lovers dream. The cake is great!

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  4. Yes to board games and card games too...games are socializing crutches that provide focus and laughs!

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  5. Monopoly was my favourite too, and we started the girls off young with Monopoly Junior. We even have the card version, Monopoly Deal!

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    1. I believe there's a Melbourne version of Monopoly coming out in time for Xmas, which could be handy.

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  6. I’m not very good at Monopoly, but I do enjoy a game or two when the family visit.
    The cake is very creative and was obviously made with love.

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  7. I am coming to the conclusion that there must be a connection between game playing and blogging as most of us have fond memories of playing games within the family. The photo may be a little blurry but the memories are pin sharp

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  8. I like board games, too, but nobody ever made me a birthday cake with scrabble tiles! Very fun idea!

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  9. I always found Monopoly to go on long past my interest in the game had waned.

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  10. I've just started playing Words with Friends on my mobile phone which I guess is the new version of board games...sad but true.

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  11. The hardest thing with board games is to round up willing players, It helps if the weather has turned sour.

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    1. Yes, they are good for wet weather or long TV- less evenings. Some non-fans might like to call it Monotony 😀

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  12. Lovely family gathering...and since most of the new digital games include just one person per screen, when a family gathers it's still fun to get out Monopoly etc.

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  13. A Scrabble game that can be eaten? My kind of game!

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