Quote of the Day: Would you rather go forward in time a million years, or backward in time a million years? question from the game Would You Rather?
Our wall of games!
I’m participating in Alex’s Fun and Games Blogfest! I couldn’t resist. I’ve loved playing board games since I was a youngster growing up on the farm. Back in the olden days (70’s & 80’s), we didn’t have nearly as much tv to watch, and during the occassional power outage, we had to do something! When our Iowa cousins came up to visit, we’d have Monopoly playing marathons. I also liked card games like Old Maid, Crazy Eights, Kings in the Corner, and Clue.
The boys and I still like Clue. The original with Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, and Miss Scarlet is still my favorite. You can get it in several versions nowadays, like Harry Potter, and Discover the Secrets.
My very favorite large group game is Guesstures which is charades with four point cards and a timer that comes down like a “Scene One” arm, clicking in place and setting the clock ticking. One of the boys got it for Christmas, and we played it that night. It’s exciting and filled with acting and running around and cheering, by me. My son Zach even said, “You’re fun!” Yippy! and Merry Christmas to me!!
My “go-to” game at the moment is Would You Rather. Everyone is playing all the time. The question asker writes her answer to an either/or question, like the one above, and the other players have to answer as a group, after a bit of discussion, which is over after the sand runs through the tiny hourglass. You really get to know your fellow players. There are also challenges, which can get silly, and ones that stretch you out of your comfort zone, and times where you can write your own question. I’ll use one of mine for the journaling prompt.
I also love, love Cranium because it includes several different kinds of games, charades, sculpturades, sketching (sometimes with your eyes closed), trivia, and word puzzles. It has everything and is great for couples’ night. I haven’t played it in several years.
If I were to review the rules of this blogfest, I believe Alex asked us to write about our top three games. I’m also one to change the rules just a bit to fit the players involved. It’s okay to change the rules as long as everyone knows them and is playing by the same set of rules. It is NOT okay to change the rules so that you always beat your sister (Nancy)!
Journaling Prompt: What are your favorite games? Answer the above question, or this one: Would you rather be trapped in an overcrowded airport during a snowstorm, or trapped alone in your car?
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Ahhh, board games – love ’em! I’m time-challenged (as we’re leaving for holiday on the 28th) and wish I could enter. Have fun!
I would go forward in time a million years. I expect they will have immortality worked out by then, and I’d love to benefit from that!
Would You Rather sounds like my kind of game! In answer to the first question, I’d rather go forward in time. I want to know whether we make it into space. In answer to the second, definitely the airport – I’m not good on my own!
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Definitely the overcrowded airport! Can you just imagine the people-watching, the dramas going on all around you? Great writing material to absorb and note down, a nice way to be stranded.
I can’t think of any board games or video/computer games I like to play, I must be incredibly boring! Oh, I think I remember liking Scategories and I like games that I make up myself, such as ones involving guessing music.
As for your prompt, my answer would be in the crowded airport. Even though I don’t like crowds, I think I’d be afraid to be trapped alone. Great questions & fun post!
I recently discovered Cranium – it’s a lot of fun!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest.
I’m into board games too, and Clue is one of my favorites.
I did four games too. You can be in the rebel club with me! That ‘Would you Rather’ sounds great! It would make an excellent adult party game (or maybe I’m a geek that way).
My biggest concern would be trapped in an elevator with mimes and contortionists. And I would much rather go into the future one million years, although that world may be just like the world of one million years in the past.
Alone in car. Being stranded in an airport would be less of a fun time for me!
Love the old Clue game with Prof. Plum. My kids and I love Cranium! Great games. I’m a new follower. 🙂
Great list of games!
Overcrowded airport, I suppose, in a worst-case scenario; it would depend on whether the car was in a remote spot and/or filling up with CO2.
wow you have a lot of Scene-its! And we also play guesstures in our house! It’s a lot of fun
Board game freak here!
I’ve never heard of Would You Rather.
Thanks for sharing.
Fun games. We called Kings in the Corner, Wagonwheel.
Would You Rather? sounds intriguing. I’m still thinking about whether I’d rather go forward or back a million years.
Enjoyed your fun and games post!
I was always Miss Scarlet when playing Clue.
I’d rather go forward in time, it would be interesting to see. Board games are great, I haven’t played Clue in ages. I currently have a set, but it’s just the hubby and I here and Clue needs more players. At least we have other games that work out with two players.
I love Cranium! A fun game for the whole family.
New follower here. Nice to meet you!
Would You Rather sounds fun. In Australia Clue is called Cluedo (small useless trivia there for you) and it’s my all time favourite! I always suspect Scarlett in the Conservatory with the candlestick holder. There’s something really suspicious about her….
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Overcrowded airport for me as well, I think, or is there a third option? 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Mary. About your question, yes, I think our country is much better off. People live longer; have access to better nutrition; have greater opportunity to go to college; have improved mobility, communication and so on. But with all these improvements come negatives that have to be dealt with – pollution, clogged highways, a larger and better educated workforce and so on…and we’re in the midst of a technological revolution – with the same upheaval as the Industrial Revolution – In 1898, a major concern in the U.S. was women riding bicycles. It was seriously thought that this would hinder reproduction. Family advocates feared women would ride bikes so much homelife would suffer, ie, they wouldn’t have the time to cook for families as they should. You can google and read some of the articles – mind boggling! I came upon this by accident and just kept clicking and clicking – The more things change, the more they stay the same…speaking of which, I’ve got dishes to stack in the dishwasher – hmmm….
If I was stuck in an overcrowded airport during a snowstorm, I would choose to go forward in time a million years, and then backward in time a million years, but aim for a sun-bathed location as a landing spot for the return journey. Then I’d call whomever I left stuck in the airport and gloat.
Then I’d kill Mrs. Peacock in the kitchen with the lead pipe. (She had it coming.)