"Two blogfests in one day?", I hear you say. Resistance is futile when it comes to the mighty Alex J. Cavanaugh. The date is June 6th. The place is Bloggerland. The blogfest is It's All Fun & Games. Here's how to take part:
List your three most favourite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games, drinking games - even mind games! If it's a game you enjoy playing, it's worth sharing.
Drinking games, eh? Mind games? Muhahaha. Here are my top three games:
I'm sure most of you have played a version of this drinking game during
your younger years - it has been many, many years since I played Fizz Buzz, but what joyful memories of friendship and hangovers it brings back.
The object of the game is for a group of friends (four or more is better) to count from one onwards, going around the group. Except for the number three and multiples of three, you must say fizz. For the number five and multiples of five, you must say buzz. Anyone who says the number, and not fizz or buzz, must have a drink.
For example group members should count out the following: one, two, fizz, four, buzz, fizz, seven, eight, fizz, buzz. Seems easy enough, doesn't it? It's not. The more answers you get wrong, the more drinks you have, and the harder it gets to say the right answer. Eventually you have to give up.
The Café Game
Given that I'm a writer, and therefore listen avidly to other people's conversations, you might think it's a bit hypercritical when I say nothing annoys me more than people listening in on mine. I'm like that sometimes. Anyway, Mr. G and I devised The Café Game to stop people ear-wigging, which works something like this:
You notice two old ladies are listening in on your private conversation and Café Game rules insist you must make them leave without asking them to. So you ask Mr. G how his rash is these days. Mr. G states that it is as virulent and contagious as ever. "In fact", he say, whilst pointing at his tea cup, "if the café staff did not ensure his cup was thoroughly cleaned there was a risk of another customer catching the virus." The two old ladies, looking suitably alarmed, leave. Game successfully completed.
As you can imagine, there is plenty of scope for other versions of this game - Bar Stool Game, Front Of The Queue Game, and Swimming Lane To Yourself Game are quite handy.
Horace Goes Skiing
Who remembers the Commodore 64 and Horace Goes Skiing? I thought it was the best thing ever. Little Horace, barely a few pixels in size, trying to cross a busy road and navigate a ski course. To a teenager growing up in the non-computing era, it was amazing. Even better, if you got hold of the right manual, you could programme your own games. It usually took several hours and rarely worked, but how clever you thought you were when it did.
So those are my three favourite games. I hope you won't be too alarmed by the second. I'll leave you with my friend Horace and some witty commentary.
Don't forget to visit the other participants.