How to play a board game without killing each other

>>  Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ok, I'll admit it, I may in my dim and distant past have thrown a scrabble board into the air, sent letters flying and tripped out of the room Miranda fashion whilst shouting "I'm not playing anymore".  Obviously it was a very long time ago.

COG also has a smattering of this gene pool and likes things to go her own way in board game land.

HWMBO  is Australian.  There is nothing else to say.  Losing is not an option.

Sometimes in our house playing games can be a little stressful. Sunday evening has always been games evening.  I am the Downfall champion.

I watched HWMBO, COG and my brother-in-law play a game of 'shopping basket' once.  COG was 4 years old.  They beat her over and over again until she was in tears and to my plea of 'can't you just give her a chance' they laughed a 'when she gets good enough she'll win one'.  COG went to bed in tears. 

A game where you all win or all lose was a new concept to me.  I rather like it.  I like the idea that we all play separate turns but at the end of the day my family are not trying to annihilate me, send me broke or make me look an idiot as yet again I put down a 2 letter word.

COG and I won our new game.  Obviously!

HWMBO hasn't managed to bring himself to join in the fun yet.  I'm not sure he can get his head around it!

I'm hoping the Rangers will try it out but I think it will work better if  I make giant game cards for them to play it.

I'll let you know.


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