It's all fun and games with Alex J. Cavanaugh today. Alex has come up with some good favorites lists in the past, and I think this one is the easiest so far.
A nice easy post is something that I need and I always find these subjective favorites posts no hassle respites from trying to be all serious and deep. Sure, I could make this a big complex deal, but I won't. I'm just going to list the game, maybe some runner-ups, and a little background or explanation of what the game means to me and why I liked it.
When I was growing up I always loved playing games. I was never a sports nut or any athletic type, but I did enjoy the games like dodge ball, kick ball, baseball, and volleyball. You certainly won't find me playing any of these games now, but I liked them when I was in school.
Most of the games I enjoyed were board games (since we didn't have video games when I was growing up), some card games, and certain "mind" type games. Checkers, Parcheesi, Monopoly, Life, and Clue were some of the games we played that I enjoyed considerably.
Then there were an array of card games with which we used to pass the time. I still play Solitaire on the computer, but it's more of a time waster than a favorite. And there were the entertaining games like Mad Libs and various guessing games.
Here are some game favorites that define me:
Scrabble --- It has to do with words and since I consider myself a writer, I like words. I work Crossword puzzles almost daily so if we consider that a game then Crossword puzzles would be a favorite. I tend to take my Scrabble very seriously, but I rarely play since I usually have no one to play with. "Tumblebees" is a computer game that kind of reminds me of Scrabble and I used to be obsessed, but haven't played Tumblebees in the past couple of years since I've become more obsessed with Blogging.
Sonic the Hedgehog -- I don't have much experience at all with video games, but I must say they look pretty cool and I could probably really get lost in them if I started playing. One game I did get seriously involved with in the mid-nineties was Sonic the Hedgehog. My daughters had the game console in their bedroom and I would frequently go in to play. There was something about the surrealism of the storyline, the psychedelic imagery, and the whacked out music that entranced me. I would sometimes play for hours. One of my daughters said recently, "You thought I was asleep, but I saw you playing Sonic the Hedgehog at night." Busted! I also played Mario sometimes, but I was obsessed with Sonic. I never got very far into the game as much as I played--there are levels that I guess I will never see.
Juggling Battle -- Just to get something more unique I thought I might include this one since it is more defining of me. My sister and I were usually the only ones to play this since I didn't have too many friends who could juggle. The game's premise is perhaps comparable to a demolition derby. Players would begin juggling--preferably clubs ( or pins as they are sometimes called)-- and attempt to cause other players to drop their juggling props while keeping their own in action. The last juggler to remain juggling is the winner. Our Juggling Battle rounds were pretty short since there were only two participants, and rarely more than three.
Combat Juggling has actually become a competition at Juggler's Conventions and other juggling events. Here is last year's event at the International Juggling Association convention:
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