Friday, August 8, 2014

Week Ten - Here we are again!

Prepare for another installment of 

Some of you have done your happy dances cried your eyes out and sent the kids back to school already. If you are like us, with another few weeks of summer to soak up, perhaps you are looking for some fun. Might I present...

Dear Gamewright Folks,

When our youngest child approached game playing age, we were filled with a mix of feelings. It was exciting to have her join us at the table, but we also felt like we had done our time reassembling the ice cubes and getting stuck in Molasses Swamp. Luckily we found the world of Gamewright games.

Without a lot of pieces to set up, and later step on and lose, and such engaging stories and pictures, we were quickly hooked. Wig Out was our inaugural gateway game. We manned ourselves with the pamphlet that came inside the box and set out to find our next game.

The kitchen table was more of a flurry of activity after dinner was over. We adults had to stay alert, as there was always a decent chance the kids would beat us, eliminating any need to strategize how we were going to discreetly throw the game.

With such compact boxes, we could pack several games when we traveled, sharing that jester joy with everyone we knew. When it came time for gift giving, we shared our favorites, or based selections on someone’s love of penguins or frogs.

Now that our children are teenagers, we do still get our games out once in awhile. (Even if it seems as though we are using a six-year-old visitor as an excuse.) Thank you for your incredible offerings that have given us such fond family time memories. I present an ode to the Gamewright games in our closet…

Wig Out with its hairdos and hilarious faces

Scrambled States (1 and 2) with such colorful places

Toss Your Cookies with cards of sugary feasts

Knock, knock Rat-A-Tat-Cat, I hope I have the least

Ugly Doll – racing to match Wage and his friends

Dweebies – making sure the folks matched on the ends

Thing-a-ma-bots asked us to remember the name

Hocus Focus made us find nothing the same

We Pounced around the house as cats at play

Loot had us sailing off on arrrrgh way

In a Pickle left us trying to figger

Which things were smaller and which ones bigger

There’s a Moose in Your House unless you played a door

The Sleeping Queens never once made us snore

Story Cubes let us decide how the story would end

At Mount Olympus we stole Zeus from our friend

Now that our children are old enough to text

Tell us dear Jester…what’s up next?

Game On,

Andrea Casarsa

The result?!?! Zilch...or maybe they are just playing games with me? Either way, we appreciate all of the fun and kitchen table memories! 

So that's 27 points and holding. Let's see what the competition has in store this week!


  1. I love the Wig Out game.
    We can't find it anywhere near us though.
    Maybe they are too busy not answering letters.

  2. I love "discreetly throw the game." Those people owe you. I've never heard of their games, and now that I have, I won't buy any because they didn't give you anything and I don't have children in my house.


  3. Yeah, I won't buy from that company, just because they didn't write you back. Not cool--that was a great letter!

  4. I don't know any of these! I've failed as a parent. Of course, I definitely DID do the happy dance when school started.....