As adults, though, my sister and I have taken up games more and more often. We've roped in Mom and my brother. Occasionally, we invite Dad to join us. We're not the best at playing, but we have fun learning together, making up rules as we go along, and just laughing a lot. It doesn't matter who wins since we don't play to win. We just play to have a good time and to be together (again, a concept Dad totally missed.)
A couple of years ago, my sister picked up a great little card game called Spite & Malice. Last year, I grabbed Apples-to-Apples. And this year, it's going to be In A Pickle, which I found today at Target while I was out buying stocking stuffers. (By the way, has anyone tried the M&M's Limited Edition Cherry Cordial Candies? Not high-end cordials by any stretch of the imagination, but fun and tasty nonetheless.)
In A Pickle is looking like it's going to be a blast! Here's how it's described on the box:
Does a sofa fit in a shopping cart? It all depends on how you size it up in this game of creative thinking and outrageous scenarios. Try to win a set of cards by fitting smaller things into bigger things--a baby goes in a bathtub, which is in a house, in Hollywood. Play the fourth word card to claim the set, unless one of your opponents can trump with a larger word. The player with the most sets at the end is the BIG winner!
Anyone want to come over and play? I'll make cookies and we'll drink tea...
P.S. On a completely unrelated topic, Bee, the EcoFellow, and I went to see No Country for Old Men tonight at the AFI Silver. Tommy Lee Jones was fabulous. Otherwise, this Coen Brothers adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel was awful. (But then, I think Cormac McCarthy's writing and stories are awful, so go figure.) Out of five stars, a two--and that only because Tommy Lee Jones was so good.