Thursday, February 02, 2012

Cut Throat Games

My mom loved playing games, especially with her children.  She helped me learned to recognize my numbers and then to count using decks of cards.  She taught me to add playing Casino.  She helped me improve my spelling, vocabulary and even arithmetic through Scrabble.  It was always fun playing with her.  Winning wasn't the ultimate goal, learning was. 

A friend just introduced me to Words With Friends, an Internet game, similar to Scrabble but different enough to avoid copyright infringement.  Remembering the days with my mom, I thought it would be fun, but it's not nearly as enjoyable as I anticipated.  My friend (I should say friends because I have several games going) play cut throat.  No one, including me, leaves an opening for anyone else.  I find myself passing turns rather than leave a possible opening. 

I guess competition is not for me.  I want to go back to playing games, learning some new words and just having fun.  I never knew that ae was a word and frankly, I don't care.  It is one I will never use.


Leona Raisin said...

Q’s without U’s rock! Qi, Qat, Qaid and Qanat. Another great skill-builder is unscrambling anagrams to make words from a jumble of letters. If you like TV trivia and anagrams, my blog is fun and good practice for WWF. Let me know what you think of it.

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm a bit obsessed with WWF. As I was reading, my first thought was, "Oh, cool, I'm going to ask PO if she wants to play!" Then, I kept reading and now that I see you're a serious player, I'm not going to ask after all. For someone like you, I would be infuriating to play against. I use ZERO strategy, other than making whatever word I can. My best friend and I play, and she creams me ever single time. She's very serious about her game, and I think she gets annoyed with me because I just put down any word that's real! hahaha! That's enough fun for me. I usually have 3 games going at any given time - my bestie, my son and my niece. Guess which two are the fun games? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Could have fooled me..Since I am having the privilege of playing WWF with you but its all in good fun.

Yes, we both know that I am WAY behind in point. All thanks to the 70 points for using ALL 6 LETTERS to make the word 'DOTAGES'.

Pissedoffteacher said...

I'm losing by over 100 points in another game. It is just he way the tiles play. I've been very lucky so far. You play well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks..I am actually losing over 200 points to daughter's boyfriend and 2 some other people..

Anonymous said...

Leona Rasin, thanks for those tips on 'q' words..I need those in order to play with certain people. (I have 12 ongoing games).