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?
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!