Friday, May 29, 2015

Not a Sponsored Post

I don't really want to become a one-post-a-week blogger, but I'm not feeling inspired, so I'm going to just tell you some stuff that may or may not be of any interest.

We had friends over on Sunday of the long week-end, had a non-barbecue barbecue (I did everything in the slow cooker because Angus and Matt were in town but were at double-headers on Saturday and Sunday and I still think I'm going to blow myself up every time I light the barbecue). We played board games, which some of our friends do regularly but I almost never do because I hate most of them. Games that involve strategy, like this one, or this one? Hate them - I suck at them and find them tedious. Card games? Hate them - they make me wonder why everyone doesn't just read more. But I like trivia games and silly word games. My brother-in-law and his wife gave us this game for Christmas.

This was extra funny, because I had already bought this game for our New Year's Eve party.

We didn't even end up breaking open the Drunk one, Smart Ass was such a hit. We played it at Christmas...

Then the kids kicked us out and played it at Christmas....

We played it at New Year's. 

We played it on the May long week-end. 

We played it at other random times in other people's houses. Here we have Smart Ass with a cat's ass. 

Oh wait, actually that's Clue (hated it) with a cat's ass  but we played Smart Ass later and the cat's ass probably made an appearance then too.

It's a simple trivia game with a few categories (Who Am I, What Am I, Where Am I), a question and then a series of clues that make it successively easier to guess the answer. If you guess wrong once, you're out for the duration of the question. This is why the kids can play it - they just need more clues. You have to strike a balance between guessing too early and waiting too long (three guesses which I have a bigger problem with). 

We played Drunk Ass on our last get-together too. It's not actually a drinking game (yeah, okay, it's totally a drinking game, but you don't have to play it that way). The trivia just involves questions about various types of alcohol and cocktails, and then there are sobriety tests that, at this point in our lives, are just as funny to do while sober, or mostly.

So apparently I love board games, as long as they involve trivia. Or booze.


Alison said...

Lol at your last line. I don't drink so Drunk Ass wouldn't be my cup of tea (although I don't much like tea either) but Smart Ass sounds like a lot of fun. I share your feelings about board games to a T. We sometimes play with our married friends and things like Taboo or Apples to Apples are my favorites, so Smart Ass sounds perfect. We also once played Compatibility, which helps you realize how well you know your partner. Surprisingly, the people who'd been together the LEAST amount of time did the best, which suggests that the longer you're married, the more you ignore each other!

Maria said...

I am not allowed to play board games in our home because I am too crazy. I have to win. I HAVE to win. I have to WIN!!!

Steph Lovelady said...

June's been dropping hints we don't do enough things all together as a family so I promised her some family game nights over the summer. That one's probably not right for a 9-year-old, but it might get me thinking about what would work. I'm glad you're having fun with it. It's nice to have a go-to like that.

Lynn said...

Hee! Smart Ass looks funny, and right up my alley. Going on my wish list!

Nicole said...

I introduced my kids to Clue this weekend and I may live to regret this decision. "I SUSPECT THAT MISS SCARLETT DID IT IN THE LOUNGE WITH THE ROPE." All weekend long. But hey, still fun. We are fans of Mexican Train dominoes too, and the kids LOVE Game of Life.

I want Drunk Ass!

Also, I cannot barbeque because I'm also afraid I'd blow myself up.

Julie L said...

I must put this on my list as well. we do love board games. and card games. haven't you played cards against humanity yet?