It’s all about utilizing the double word score

16 Sep

This weekend Molly, Kyle and I had a Scrabble night. With my dad’s help, who is actually one of the best Scrabble players I know, Molly creamed us. She used “grazes” two make two words, each on a double word score. We didn’t stand a chance. In round two without her PIC (that’s partner in crime for those of you who don’t use acronyms for everything), Kyle and I put up a much better showing. I pulled out a crushing victory of more than 40 points.

This weekend reminded me of how great board games really are. They have all the elements of a rocking good time; the three T’s if you will.

  • Togetherness: Probably the greatest thing about board games is that they bring people together. Whether it’s family, old friends or people you known only for the hour since you finally showed up to a single’s ward FHE, games are the perfect way to bring together a group.
  • Teams: So this one kind of goes with togetherness, and it’s somewhat contingent on what game you’re playing, but you can still catch my drift nonetheless. Team games foster cooperation and friendly rivalry (or not so friendly depending on who you’re playing with.) Competition is twice as fun when you have someone to cheer for your wins and console you in your losses.
  • Time to talk: Board games are one of the few group activities that allow you to carry on conversations during play. Try having a heart to heart during a frenzied game of lazer tag. Not going to happen. The NBA playoffs. Probably not. The premier of Prison Break. Not if you still want to be able to talk afterwards.

My point is, board games rock. If it’s been a while since you busted out Life, broke out the Monopoly board or dusted off your Scrabble tiles I highly suggest you do. Believe me, you’ll have a great time.

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2 Responses to “It’s all about utilizing the double word score”

  1. Kyle Andrew September 17, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    you, me, the cousins: friday is game night

  2. Landon and Kylie September 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    We have Pirates of the Carribean Life…any takers? Landon’s gone this weekend, but we could do it next week! Which reminds me…want to have a sleepover Saturday night at my house? I’ll be all alone and I was thinking we could red-box it up with Made of Honor or something. Let me know.

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