@cfg83 I forgot about Coup Fourre! After reading about it I bought a deck and played it with my adult brothers and sisters one Christmas. We all enjoyed it as I remember. The deck must still be in a box somewhere.
@brennyn@tweezak I didn’t know that. I looked it up and found where someone said this:
Growing up, conventional playing cards were banned in my home. We only used Rook. One only had to open up “Mormon Doctrine” to see why my parents banned the cards. It reads, “Members of the Church should not belong to bridge or other type of card clubs, and they should neither play cards nor have them in their homes. By cards is meant, of course, the spotted face cards used by gamblers. To the extent that church members play cards they are out of harmony with their inspired leaders. Innocent non-gambling games played with other types of cards, except for the waste of time in many instances, are not objectionable.”
@brennyn@Dakini@tweezak This is why my parents never had playing cards, as they tied it to gambling being a sin. They did NOT appreciate when my brother said it wasn’t gambling if you KNEW you were going to win.
@Seeds Why limit yourself to a deck of cards, you can play anything anything with the power of your imagination! And the hit of Acid that’s glued inside the bottom of each of these weird card game boxes (y’know the ones you always see in the closet but end up passing over for something like scrabble or monopoly) to help you your terrible family this holiday season!
True story: I was at a game night at a friend’s house. One of the other guests was a guy named Bo. A bunch of us were looking in the game cabinet to pick a game to play. I noticed Skip-Bo on the shelf. I picked it up, and said, “We could play this…” and then I turned to Bo and said, “… well YOU can’t play this, but the rest of us can.”
“Think of it like analog Jack Off in a Box”
What the heck does that mean?
Oh my bad, forget it. It was that darn speed reading course I bought on sale from some group. I should have gotten my money back.
My family used to play Skip-Bo and Uno for HOURS. And I mean literally for hours - one Christmas I recall going to bed while my siblings were all at the kitchen table playing - and I woke up in the morning to find them all still there, still playing…
One year they got my mom to smoke weed (and my sister played “Funky Town” like 4,000 times in a row) - but that’s a story for another sale…
@Pufferfishy i also played skip bo for hours with one high school friend, and then my senior year of college with my roommates. the deck was always on the kitchen table. we’d sit around smoking and drinking and playing skip bo and it just never got old. i still have the deck, but haven’t played in ages. i would if i could tho!
@Pufferfishy My family as well. Skip-Bo, Rack-O, Uno, Phase 10 as well as about 10,000 other games. My grown daughter is still a yahtzee addict. She does not consider it a game unless you fill out the entire card and add up the scores. When I am not there, she is a Catan addict. My husband (not their dad) and I play a lot of either gin or backgammon. Games run in the family blood.
Can’t believe I missed this! I got sidetracked having to reinstall chrome and when I came back it was sold out! Ugh! What a bummer!
If anyone’s already regretting your order whisper to me and i’ll buy it from you! Thanks!
I missed it at 12:30 because I was reading comments and adding dumb jokes. Bummed out. Then I went to my parents’ house with a sibling to do some cleanup and figured I got back too late for the VMP hold. But no! VMP pays off for once
I meant to order this morning, but got busy/sidetracked and missed it. But for anyone else who missed out, it’s on Side Deal and Morningsave, both for $20. Not as big a deal, but still a deal for Christmas stocking stuffers.