Saturday, January 14, 2012

Games people play

“You can while away the hours conferrin’ with the flowers, consultin’ with the rain.”

So sang our old friend Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

Of course, he didn’t have a brain.

When I run out of constructive things to do online, I while away the hours playing a game called Bookworm.

What a perfect segue from my last post!

Try it. You might like it. But I warn you:

It’s addicting.
It’s frustrating.
It’s downright infuriating.
It’s all of the above.

It can even be fun, especially when you find you have reached Grand Archivist level and are no longer a lowly Encyclopedia Salesman.

Mrs. RWP, on the other hand, goes for Spider Solitaire and Mahjongg.

Offline, we like Mexican Train Dominoes and Skip-Bo and Phase 10.

What games do you like to play, and why do you like them?

I remind you again that this is a family-friendly blog, so keep your answers G-rated.


  1. "While away the hours"? I thought you were about to launch into another song, specifically "The Games People Play."

    "And they wile away the hours
    In their ivory towers
    Till they're covered up with flowers
    In the back of a black limousine"

  2. Bookworm: Oh no, it's fantastic! Now I have another addiction!
    Before visiting your link, I loved Bejewelled (3) at the moment. Made, coincidentally, by the same people.

  3. We're an old fashioned board game family, Bob. Nothing nicer than a child's screech of triumphant laughter as they realise that they've taken the spot on the Scrabble board that you were aiming for, swiped your draughts men off the board or gained a large pile of property at Monopoly. xx

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  5. I'm a FreeCell fan. Always have one last game befor putting myself and the computer to bed each night.

  6. All, it's interesting to learn how different people while away the hours.