Saturday, August 05, 2006

Games

We love games.

Our favorites for family play are Candyland and Hungry Hungry Hippos. I like Yahtzee and Rummikub. Mike likes Monopoly and Risk, but I refuse to play those with him. They require too much strategy for my taste. For Mike's birthday, Mabel got him Princess Monopoly-- a fusion of both of their favorite things. It provides hours of priceless father-daughter bonding. If you ask Mabel what she wants to do for Family Home Evening, her answer is always the same: "play games with our family."

Uno, anyone?

10 comments:

  1. I think we would be friends! I linked to your blog through Natalie's (she is in my sister's ward)and feel like we are kindred spirits. I won't play Monopoly with my husband either. I identify with so many things you write about. Too bad you're in AZ and I'm in GA!

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  2. I just realized my main blog doesn't appear on my profile and thought I would leave it so you could verify I wasn't some weird cyber-stalker. It's: www.musings-of-a-mother.blogspot.com

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  3. I also distain playing strategy-filled games such as RISK - Jay not only has the regular one, but now we also have the LOTR RISK - great - I have contemplated organizing a game night for all the guys to get together and play their marathon games and we girls do ANYHTING else.

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  4. natalie, a few weeks ago when mike and his friends played risk, me and one of their wives watched mansfield park. it was nice.

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  5. you couldn't have photoshoped out the forehead shine?

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  6. i love mansfield park! great flick - and much better than strategy games as well. i don't even like settlers of catan, too much thinking for me.

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  7. We love games too... especially Andrew! And I LOVE Monopoly... tell Mike to bring it on! :-)

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  8. Mansfield Park IS a fabulous show - I have to tell you that I tries so hard to show my love for Jay and play LOTR RISK once. I was doing well, I thought, and thought that the game was going pretty fast. Then I realized that we had only just done the initial part of the game, where you pick your countries etc. - little did I know that was only the TIP OF THE ICEBERG - those games could literally go on forever. Perhaps a Jane Austin marathon would be in order...MP, P&P, E, S&S...what a night that would be!!

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  9. I like your game choices, Stephanie. I must say I am a big Rummikub and Yahtzee fan myself. We are a game family, too!

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  10. I'll play Monopoly or Risk when cohersed, but I'll REALLY resist when proposed with Axis and Allies.

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