Board Games Sunday

Someone had an idea to have another board games Sunday, after a successful one in December that I missed (because I was short filmmaking? I can’t remember). It’s easy in the winter to stay at home most of the time, and yesterday I wanted to have a boring Saturday after last week’s shenanigans of getting locked out for the evening. But after a day of laundry and cleaning, I was ready to emerge again.

Uno mania

Uno mania

A bunch of us met up at The Rhino for a round of games (the cardboard kind versus the electronic kind) over food and bevs. I brought my turntable Scrabble, regular Scrabble, and Taboo, and when I arrived there was already a heated game of Uno at one end of the table. The game pile also included backgammon, Chinese checkers, and Mikado.

Taboo is always interesting when players are from different countries and have varying commands of the English language :) Actually, it’s more fun when there’s a cultural mix, because the “cuers” have to be very creative in getting their team to guess the word. I used to play Taboo a lot in Edinburgh when I was the assistant manager of the Bruntsfield Youth Hostel. I’d gather a group of hostellers together to participate and we’d play late into the night — the larger the teams, the louder it became!

the big squeeze

the big squeeze

Yesterday was “Free Hug Day” and a bunch of our group had hugged random people in front of Eaton Centre for THREE HOURS which made for some hilarious stories this afternoon.

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