6.6.11

It's All Fun & Games

My typical response when anyone says, "Hey, wanna play **insert name of game here, any game at all**?" is a groan.  I don't know why, I just don't care for games. Maybe because the words "Its your turn" always seem to interrupt my conversations.

Regardless, I have signed up for Alex J. Cavanaugh's It's All Fun & Games blogfest in hopes that someone will come up with a game that'll strike my fancy. Good luck with that. 

For my part, I've selected three games I can be talked into with a minimal amount of arm twisting, so maybe you'll like them too:

Drink!  You know the game---where every time somebody says a certain word or does a certain thing, you take a drink.  For example, let's spice up this blogfest and everybody take a drink whenever Alex says "Ninja"!  We ought to be schnockered by noon.

Bananagrams  It's a lot like Scrabble but much faster.  Everybody works on their word puzzle simultaneously, so there's none of that forgetting you're even playing a game while you wait eons for the other players to finally spell out a flipping word.  And to make the game even better---the letter tiles come in a canvas ba-na-na!


Liars Dice  As featured in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest when Will Turner faced off against Davy "do-you-fear-death" Jones.  The rules are simple, and skillful lying can easily beat luck, so yeah, once that arm's twisted I have a lot of fun with this one.

32 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool games! I've never heard of Liar's Dice but I bet I'd be good at it! See you never knew I was lying! Have a great week.

Melissa Bradley said...

Liar's Dice sounds like a blast. I'm a pretty good liar, LOL. Well, not really, but I'd love to give it a try. :) Bananagrams sounds like a of fun as well and yep, I do love a good drinking game.

Kittie Howard said...

Bananagrams seems like good fun! But I'm time-challenged (we're leaving on holiday the 28th) and have got to make progress on this dreadful list of things to do - but a cold bottle of Sancere wine could tempt me into a drinking game!

Tara Tyler said...

i'm playing too! love the bananagrams & anything to do w/taking a drink =)
now stop by my blog, i have something for you!

Suze said...

Okay, this is the second time I've read about Bananagrams and my interest ins officially piqued enough, now, to check it out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh no! I've started an alcohol epidemic!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

Teralyn Rose Pilgrim said...

Hardly anyone I know plays Bananagrams. It's an awesome game. I'm glad to find a kindred spirit!

Ellie Garratt said...

Ah, yes. A drinking game featured on my list, too. Awesome choices!

Fun & Games Blogfest

L. Diane Wolfe said...

So Bananagrams is a little like Scrabble? I'd love that!

Tim Brannan said...

Awesome. My boys love Bananagrams and I have been curious about Liar's Dice for a while.

Thanks for your list! My list is here.

Dorothy Evans said...

Drinking whilst lying about which words are "real" sounds like fun - ever thought about combining them? :-)

Donea Lee said...

The drinking game is tempting...alas, didn't bring my booze to work! :) Where can I get my hands on some Liar's Dice?

Arlee Bird said...

Never heard of the last two, but I think I used to play the first one a lot except it didn't have any rules and I didn't know we were playing a game--actually maybe we weren't.


Lee
Tossing It Out

M Pax said...

Oh, I spent many hours playing liars dice in college and DRINK. We used to play during Bob Newhart. Bob was the word. lol

Ciara said...

I remember that one drink game from college. Ha. The memories. Nice to meet you. I'm a new follower from the blogfest.

Hart Johnson said...

Man, that drinking game had SO MANY variations, didn't it? We used to play 'Norm' to Cheers... and i know there was another after the traditional 'beam me up' where you took a shot of Jim Beam...

Bananagrams looks FABULOUS! but on the lying... I tend to only be able to fool people with words (like I can pull off Balderdash) but I am bad at any other lying game.

Hart Johnson said...

(by the way, that wine review above seriously makes me wish I wrote chick lit--how fabulous is that?! What a GREAT idea!)

Liz P said...

Yeah...waiting for people to put down their words in Scrabble is one of the minor annoyances. I'll have to check out Bananagrams! I love the little pouch...

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nicki,

I've heard of Bananagrams, but never played.... IT looks like fun!

Tell hubs when we have dinner we'll break out the cards. We'll just have to get you involved.LOL.

M.J. Fifield said...

The drinking game sounds awesome. I'm in.

Alison Miller said...

YAY! I chose bananagrams too - love that one!

Bryce Daniels said...

Humm....Never played Bananananananananananananananananananagrams.

But if it's like Scrabble with point values for each letter, betcha I can beat ya.

Nice to meet you!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Liar's Dice would be fun to play. Great pic!

Pk Hrezo said...

You had such a unique selection. How cool! And yep, i know that Drink game well....

baygirl32 said...

like scrabble but faster.. sign me up!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

The drinking game is not a safe one to play while watching soap operas, the evening news, or any commercial for check-cashing places. Thanks for sharing these great games, though!

K.C. Woolf said...

I'm thinking I should probably not try too hard to become good at Liar's Dice.

The Golden Eagle said...

Liar's Dice sounds intriguing--I've never heard of it before!

Talli Roland said...

I'm so with you on the games thing. I'm not a big player, for sure! But I do love the drinking game!

Britta said...

Hi,
I found you via Suze, and your first sentence fascinated me - because you'll see the same reaction in me (Husband likes to play analytical or strategic games like chess or "Risk", I - if I have to - prefer scrabble, Mah Jongg or Rummee. So your proposed games sound enticing - hope we can buy Bananagrams here in Germany - no need of an egg-timer for fellow-players writing their thesis while thinking about a new word to lay :-)

JJ said...

These sound terrific. You have my interest.

fallen monkey said...

*gasp!* Where have Bananagrams been all my life?!

And I'm picturing Branny playing Liars Dice wearing his pirate Goofy ears :)