If you follow my blog you know my husband and I are avid Scrabble players. Very competitive, we started keeping a record of the scores of our games in 2008. We laugh that we are actually addicted to the game.
My Addiction has Returned
Thankfully we are evenly matched. It would be no fun if one of us was much better than the other. We go back and forth on winning the games. Usually we are never more than one or two games apart. A few years ago my husband actually pushed way ahead of me with a seven game lead. I was so discouraged as I did not know how I would ever catch up with him again. (Do you think losing too many games of Scrabble to your husband would be good grounds for a divorce?)
Some of our kids bought us a Super Scrabble board a few years ago. The board has more squares to play on and twice the number of letter tiles as the regular Scrabble game. We have used it so much that it is falling apart. We have it taped together but have agreed for our Christmas gift we will purchase a new one next month. We also need a good Scrabble dictionary as our present one is falling apart.
This week we played our 800th game. After eleven years that is roughly 73 games a year or 6 games a month. Since I did not retire until 2013 we are actually playing more games each month now. Winter finds us playing more games as we hate going out in the snow and cold. Summer finds us making road trips so the games take a back seat for a few weeks.
When we played that 800th game I was two games ahead of my husband and he was really hoping to win the game. I beat him and that put me three games ahead for the eleven years we have kept score.
He threatened to never play again. But he was only joking as I often whine when I get behind more than two games that I do not want to play any more.
In the 800 games played we have actually tied three games. When I told one friend of how close our games are she felt one of us was just being nice and letting the other one win to keep our scores close. However, she clearly does not know us. We are very competitive and would never willingly let the other one win.
I am thankful that my husband and I share this common love. Along with giving us hours of enjoyment, we figure at our age (71 and 79) it may very well help keep our minds sharp. When we get to 1000 games we are going to have a party! (If we continue at this pace, that means we will be 74 and 82. Who wants to bet me we will still be going strong in three years?)
Do you and your family play board games?
What games do you like?
Are you addicted to any games?
Are you a good loser? Good winner?