Monday, June 06, 2011

It's All Fun & Games Blogfest

Today I’m participating in Alex J Cavanaugh’s It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest.

My husband and I love to play games. We probably own more games than most families with children. I’m supposed to pick three, so here they are in reverse order:

#3 - Scrabble



I’ve always enjoyed this game, and its sister, Upwords. As an author, I’ve always joked that I don’t know any big words, and it shows when I play! I am the master of making up words that end up being real, though. I recently downloaded Scrabble to my new IPhone and I’m addicted. At least I can beat ‘Norm’ every time!


#2 - Trivia Games

Bring it on! Any kind of trivia game. I’m not very good at history, geography, or sports, but I do well in other categories. We have an OLD game called Rock Trivia, and if it’s about a 60’s band, my standard answer is Herman’s Hermits. (I’ve been right several times!) My skill lies in dates. I can usually remember when anything happened. Guess my brain excels at storing useless numbers.

#1 - Roller Coaster Tycoon

This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me - I am a roller coaster junkie. When the first version came out, I was glued to my computer for months. Design my own coasters? Pure Heaven! I played the second and third versions for hours, too. It’s not currently loaded on my computer, but I can still hear the music. When they changed the platform for the fourth version, I wasn’t crazy about it. But the first three will forever hold a special place in my heart! I even own the RCT board game.


And your favorite games?

42 comments:

  1. Can't go wrong with trivia games - especially movie trivia games!
    Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

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  2. I love Rollercoaster Tycoon. My son and I used to play that a lot. We'd make really high coasters and see if we could make the cars going flying off it and crash on the ground. It's a bit morbid I know... but funny.

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  3. Clarissa, watching the cars fly off into the lake was always fun. Of course, that really hurt park attendance.

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  4. Scrabble, Pick Two, Rumoli, but right now my favourite game is one I'm creating with my grandkids - Spiral Mountain Quest - a hybrid of Risk, Dungeons & Dragons, Sorry, Clue and our own madcap challenges - mental, physical and spiritual. yeehaw!
    Jan Morrison

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  5. AnonymousJune 06, 2011

    Scrabble is a fun game. Do you know what a kwyjibo is?

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  6. Roller Coaster Tycoon! My kids were addicted to that one summer and I would always get to "ride" the coasters when they'd finished. Excellent choice. :)

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  7. Good choices. I've never heard of the Roller Coaster game before this.
    Nancy

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  8. Scrabble is the best! What a great word game. It probably influenced my vocabulary more than anything.

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  9. Charades would be #1. I love Mah Jong and Canasta.
    Karen

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  10. iPhone Scrabble addict also!

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  11. Scrabble is THE family favorite and I really got into the first two versions of Roller Coaster.

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  12. I love Scrabble and Trivia games, too! Trivial Pursuit is one my favorites.

    I never played Rollercoaster Tycoon, but I loved Zoo Tycoon (I also had the Dinosaur Tycoon expansion pack). It was too fun building my own zoo! Naturally the zebras had the best habitat, LoL.

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  13. This is the 3rd gaming blog I've stumbled upon & for some peculiar reason I'm seeing Scrabble!

    I haven't heard of Roller Coaster Tycoon but it looks like a lot of fun!

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  14. Roller coasters terrify me but perhaps I could play the game! Awesome choices!

    Fun & Games Blogfest

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  15. I didn't know RollerCoaster Tycoon was a game--guess I didn't really know what it was. But that one sounds like it would be fun, especially at my age--all the excitement of roller coasters without having to actually ride them.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  16. Love trivia games and Scrabble. I didn't know about Roller Coaster Tycoon. Great choices!

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  17. I would love that roller coaster game. I must get. :D

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  18. AnonymousJune 06, 2011

    I haven't seen roller coaster tycoon for years; not since my first computer! I didn't know it was a board game too. Cool!

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  19. Love the first two! I never actually played Roller Coaster Tycoon, although both my kids loved it!! :)

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  20. Roller Coaster Tycoon is new to me. The others are well loved.

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  21. Another vote for scrabble. I forgot about upwords. I'm not into the trivia games.

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  22. too funny. I am nodding along with the first two... like those, and then WTF? I had no clue there WAS such a game. I'm so sheltered... *snort* Yes, fitting.

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  23. Ahhhhhhh!!!! I know a song by Herman's Hermits and I can't think of it!!!!! I don't know about Rock Trivia, but I'd be pretty decent at it :)

    I love Scrabble, too. My husband and I play it sometimes. He cheats!

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  24. Stephen, no I don't.

    Nicki, I love that game.

    Laura, I had Zoo Tycoon. And I imagine the zebras were treated like royalty.

    Lee, you should try the board game - even safer.

    M Pax, it's great!

    Hart, we coaster fanatics know everything...

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  25. I love games!!! Scrabble is a classic for sure :)

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  26. My son has the roller coaster PC game and loves it!! Cool list, Diane. :)

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  27. Woohoo! Scrabble! Love it! Almost as much fun as bananagrams!

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  28. Trivia games are so much fun! It's nice to meet you. I'm a new follower from the blogfest.

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  29. I love Scrabble and Trivia is always fun~ Roller coaster game looks amazing; I almost bought that a while back. I think I will have to get it!
    Thanks! :D

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  30. I love Scrabble and Upwords, too. My sister has a knack for making up words that turn out to be real words, too. It's so frustrating!

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  31. Hubby used to play the Roller Coaster game.

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  32. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    It's been a long time since I've played Scrabble. My son and I like to play Monopoly. We have three different versions of the game. We get pretty competitive when we play Monopoly.

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  33. My favorite trivia game was the Weakest Link. I haven't played that one in a while, but I always got a kick when Computer Anne Robinson would berate my performance.

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  34. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    I'm more of a cards game player myself, my favorite "board game" is chess, which most "board gamers" consider "Boaring" (mispelled pun intended, lol)

    Rollercoaster junkie, hmm? Figures, knowin' The Spunkster, teehee!

    Marvin D Wilson

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  35. I totally stink at Scrabble. And I'm a writer. It's sad. But on a lighter note, my kids love Roller Coaster Tycoon.

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  36. Elizabeth, it' a fun game. One of the only computer games I'll play.

    Ella, you need to get it. So much fun.

    Marvin, they don't make them big enough for me!

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  37. Oh yes, RollerCoaster Tycoon, and related theme park tycoon games. Great fun. :-)

    I remember I used to have older versions I couldn't play any more because on newer computers they simply played too fast. Funny to watch, though. ;-)

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  38. Scrabble seems to be making a lot of writer lists!

    I've never heard of Roller Coaster Tycoon, but it sounds like fun! :D

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  39. We don't have Scrabble in my country, but it always seemed so interesting and fun to me.

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  40. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    Another roller coaster junkie? YESSSSS!!!!!!!

    Ever been to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio?

    Although, the Tycoon version is a little more my speed now. LOL.

    Great choices!

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  41. Dezmond, nothing like Scrabble?

    Bryce, total junkie! Yes, I've been to Cedar Point. Prefer Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Islands of Adventure, because I like the themes.

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