On our last night in Texas (after the relief of realizing Jennifer hadn’t been raptured), the editorial team from The High Calling got together for a fun night of games, snacks, and music. I wish you could have been there. Really, I do. We had so. much. fun!
There was a disco ball. Need I say more? Exactly.
Today, on the day after Thanksgiving, while some of you were braving the malls and others were eating pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (oh, was that just me?), I was remembering that night in Texas among friends. The last thing we did that night was to play two rounds of Who, What, Where? Have you ever played that game? It’s like Pictionary, on steroids. I think. I’ve only played Pictionary a few times.
In my family, we don’t play games too often. We are WAY too competitive for it to be beneficial. But, when I get together with a group of friends (who may or may not be competitive, too), game playing is a fabulous way to let my hair down and laugh until I can’t catch my breath and tears roll off my chin. It was that kind of night. And Who, What, Where? is that kind of game.
There is something special about playing games together. I think it probably has something to do with the whole idea of play itself. I think God means for us to kick up our heels from time to time and work together on a strategy that will get us across the finish line together. I don’t think God’s too concerned with who gets across that line first. I think God is probably more interested in the together part.
Playing Who, What, Where? together gave me the best memories of the editors at The High Calling. These people are smart, compassionate, and talented. But they’ve all got a funny side, and I don’t know if I’d have seen that if we hadn’t played together.
Today, I asked my Facebook friends to share their favorite games. I was thinking of you, oh great shoppers. The ones in the malls, and the ones who choose to shop online. Because I don’t think you can go wrong when you end up with a game beneath the tree. So, here, in no particular order, is a list of the top five Best Games Ever – for your holiday shopping.
- Apples to Apples :
There are a bunch of different versions of this game. There’s a party box, a Junior Version, and even a Sour Apples to Apples version. This is a game of comparisons, and sometimes the results are fabulously hilarious.
- Left Center Right:
A friend introduced us to this game last year. We were instantly hooked! The object of the game is to get rid of all of your game pieces, and it goes quick! You can carry this game in your purse. It’s perfect for waiting at the table in a restaurant for your food to arrive.
- Scrabble Crossword Game:
I grew up playing Scrabble with my mom. I love this game. But when I slip up and invite H to play with me, he runs for cover. He is not a fan. We probably play this game once a year. I always win. Which is probably why H doesn’t like it.
This was, by far, the most recommended game among my friends on Facebook. It’s like Scrabble in a bag. Another good one to stash in your purse.
This has been my favorite game for a very long time. It’s a little bit like Password. Remember that game? Only, this is better. Trust me.
- Who What Where ?:
I know. I know. I said top five games, and here I am, throwing in a sixth. But how could I leave this one out? It’s the game that inspired this post! Who, What, Where is described as “the party drawing game.” See? The word “party” is right there in the description. On the box. How can you resist?
Do you see your favorite game on this list? What games would make your list of top five?
Thanks to Ann Kroeker for the first two images.