Thursday, July 24, 2014

Parcheesi


I am embarrassed to start this story by saying our third wedding anniversary was almost ruined by the backgammon game of India. 

We picked it up at a thrift shop in Oregon for $1 and have been playing everyday since. I wonder about who used to own it and why it ended up in a thrift shop.

Our first game yesterday went fine, because I won. Then we decided it would be interesting for each of us to play two colors instead of one. If you are unfamiliar with Parcheesi, the game is very similar to Sorry where players get knocked back home if an opponent lands on the same space. Playing with all four colors increases your odds of being knocked off. I got three players sent home in one of Scott's turns and told him, "I wonder if the people who used to own this game gave it away because it caused too many fights." 

It was actually kind of a fitting anniversary as marriage always seems to be about growing and working together and getting through challenges and blah, blah... you know, not pouting about board games. 


What games do you like to play? 
I want to learn chess next. That should be good for my patience. Do you know how to play?

9 comments:

  1. We like chess here, we're teaching the littlest boy the proper moves, instead of his fancy made up ones. The boys were playing Monopoly this morning, which tends to get a bit bad-tempered after an hour or so. Pitt is a great game if there's a group of you, although it's a card game, not a board game. I'm glad you're enjoying Parcheesi, at least when you win, I shall look out for it. CJ xx

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    1. Pitt! Is that the game where you call out different names of crops like corn and barley? That's cool you're teaching the kids chess. They'll thank you for that I bet.

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  2. I LOVE SORRY! I used to play it all the time as a kid, but the games usually ended with me either winning or knocking the board over in a fit of rage. The worst was the annoying way we would say "sooorrrrryyyyy" when we knocked someone back to start. This does sound like the perfect game to play on your anniversary:) I always get pissed when Wade beats me in foosball:)

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    1. Glad you understand where I'm coming from ;) Losing foosball is hard to take too.

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  3. Haha! You guys are too cute! We played Parcheesi so much! Mostly because my grandma was so good at it and she always wanted to play and beat us. :D

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    1. haha! She sounds like a character. It's a pretty addicting game. We can't seem to stop playing either.

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  4. We play a card game called nullis,you can play all night haha, but best played with 3 or 4 and we recently discovered The settlers of Catan, also so addictive:)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations Carey! I'll have to look into both of those. I've never heard of either.

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  5. nope i don't know how to play chess, i think that is awesome you want to learn how to play. plus i love the analogy of backgammon and marriage, you are very true, you only grow closer as a couple by going through struggles, challenges

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