You’re set to play poker (or Scrabble or something else . . .) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game.
I don’t know which game I enjoyed playing more; board games or card games, I have very fond memories of playing both, often with the same group of players. When it comes to card games, I have had some fun poker games, rummy 500 games and a French card game called Belotte which my mother and my aunt like to play. In France we played a lot of card games, my cousin Leon, my sister and I would play poker on rainy days. My cousin always won, we never played for money because we didn’t have any, we played with matchsticks and my cousin always had the largest pile at the end of the game. Fast forward to more recent years with myself and my two babies spending time with my mother and aunt at my aunt’s house in France where we would play a game similar to rummy 500 for hours during the afternoon. Good times, my son and daughter never minded playing cards for hours at a time, we would laugh and talk about many things and be entertained by stories that my two would love to share with us.
When my sister and I were young we would play the two person game called Spit. It is a high paced card game where the deck is split equally between the two players, each player lays out their cards as if starting a solitaire game but with 5 columns instead of seven and then each player at the same time put down a card calling out spit and the object is to sequentially put your cards on the card and get rid of your cards in front of you. The person who gets rid of their cards onto the pile wins that round, it got crazy very crazy because you get caught up in the fast pace,,the competition and we would laugh and slam our cards down often fruitlessly, it was a lot of fun. One game that wasn’t as fun for my sister was the board game Monopoly and it was all my fault. I rigged Monopoly in my favor by taking advantage of the fact that I was the older sister and my little sister listened to me, it was wrong and to this day my sister dislikes Monopoly intensely, my bad. I was so wrong to do that.
Once when I was twelve or so my family and I went to the Cape of MA to visit with my uncle, my father’s brother and my cousin Eric and I played a marathon game of Monopoly which lasted three days. I lost and I think that it was that game that led me to my manipulative ways with the Monopoly rulebook that caused my poor sister such distress later on, I learned a poor lesson in sportsmanship, I am ashamed to admit.
My experience with Scrabble is pretty limited to playing with my hubby’s grandmother, she had lived most of her life deaf so Scrabble was the perfect game for her to play and she was a master at the game. When we played, she kept her beautiful Webster’s Dictionary right by her side and if she thought your word was iffy, the book opened immediately and her finger would glide down the pages until she found the word in question and she made sure that it was legitimate. No one took Scrabble more seriously than Grammy, I liked playing with her because she kept all of us on our toes.
On the whole I would say card games are my favorite, not only are the games entertaining but I like the feel of the cards themselves, they are shiny or not, some are well worn by the oils of many finger tips thumbing them and manipulating them. Even when playing alone, cards provide me a lot of enjoyment and challenges.