Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Level Up Blogfest

by M. J. Joachim

When I first read about the Level Up Blogfest, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to share their favorite game and talk about it on their blog?

As the days passed, and I actually had to narrow it down – choose only one favorite game, I thought to myself, “Are you kidding me? This isn’t going to be easy at all!”
On that note, I have to go with cards. You know? Traditional playing cards, the ones you can play all sorts of different games with.

Not much of a gambler here, but I have no problem entering card games at the local casino, on those few occasions I manage to go there.

I learned to play bridge when I was young. Now I have a software program for it, loaded on my computer.

The family and I play cards all the time – Hearts, 31, 7-UP, Spades, Tripoly, Poker…the list goes on. My husband and I play cribbage. Never would have thought I’d have so much fun playing that one, but once you get hooked (and you change a few rules, making it more like a combination of cribbage, pinnocle and poker) it’s a game that will keep you on your toes.

Recently, I have to admit, I’ve gotten back into Super Mario too…but that’s another blog post, one to be written when I don’t feel so self-conscious about it.

What is it about playing games that attracts us humans so? Is it the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? Is it merely the challenge and competition?

Maybe it’s the togetherness of it all, a reason to get together and laugh for no particular reason. Perhaps it’s a way to wind down and not let all the other stuff interfere with a chance to have a good time. Whatever it is, I’m glad there’s so much variety surrounding it.

Imagine a world without games, if you dare. Eliminate summer and winter Olympics, kid’s sports and board games from your life. (I won’t even touch video games in that comment!)

Pick your favorite game…not on your life. But I will tell you I love to play cards!

This is a blog hop…another game I like to play. Go ahead and see who’s next right here.

Until next time, I wish you every good thing.
Thank you for visiting Effectively Human,

M. J.

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