This weekend we had some friends over for a cook out, and we all decided to play some board games.
There is a good side and a bad side to playing board games with people who know you really well. The advantages come in when you are playing a game that requires tremendous mental rapport with your teammates, such as “Pictionary”, so that what to others might appear to be a drawing of some kind of mutant monster spawned from a tragic chemical spill, to you is clearly the visual representation of the verb phrase, “to harvest crops”.
The disadvantage is that occasionally your friends’ intimate knowledge of you can sometimes be used against you, as happened to me this weekend when we were playing “Taboo”.
One person was trying to get their teammates to say the word “Secrets”.
The clue: “This is something that Jenny is not good with.”
Everyone’s immediate response: “Hm, that could be so many things.”
Or, you could end up learning something about someone else that you just really did not need to know, as also happened during this game.
The beginning of the clue: “What you want to do to people…”
My friend’s immediate response: “STAB THEM!”
That’s just a little too much information for me.
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