Thursday, March 17, 2011


I love playing games. My family is a game playing family. When we go on vacation we spend a lot of time playing games. And on Sunday evenings after dinner at my parents house that's what we always do. My grandparents, who live less than a mile from my parents love games too, and whenever we visit them it usually ends with games. My mom and I always buy new games at Christmas time, but we always seem to go back to our favorite 3 or 4 games, and they are all card games.

Playing games is something I didn't realize how much I'd miss. When my brother and his wife came to visit, we played games almost every night. I loved it.

I hope Paul and I, in the years to come, have a game playing family. It's a very inexpensive way to have fun and spend time together.

But what sparked this post was a friend of a friends blog. She was writing about their families monthly game night with neighbors and about how the adults play 'Settlers of Catan' the whole evening. Have you ever played that game??


I've been unfortunate enough to have a boyfriend, a group of friends, and a couple we had dinner with a couple times in Utah who LOVE this game.

It's so boring, and long, and confusing, and boring. And people who like this game REALLY like it and are so into building homes and roads, and having land and growing stuff, or whatever. I couldn't even begin to explain it. I have to re-learn it every time I play. But every time I've played, which is probably 7 or 8 times, I ALWAYS win. I don't even care about strategies. I watch the other players who are so into it and focus so hard on the smartest move. (Maybe that's why I hate it, no one talks or has fun because they are so serious and focused on their next move.) I always do what looks easiest, or the most colorful place to move, or grow or build. Or I try to make designs with the roads without a bit of care about what it earns me or where it gets me, and I take 1st place every. single. time. It blows peoples minds.

Now that I've written this, I'm making a public vow to never play again. Mainly because I hate it. But also because I'd probably lose now that I've talked about always winning.

This is a picture of the game. It looks boring, right?


maranoelle said...

ahh!! we'll bring some games when we come out next month!!

Jes said...

Jeremy loves Settlers. I feel the same way you do. What is the allure?