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October 4, 2013

FRIDAY: Playing games

IText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorf there was one thing I learned in college, it was how to have a game night.

IText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorngredients: Five to eight friends, a cozy room to play in, a door to keep the noise from disturbing anybody nearby, and more games than you have people. You need choices, you know. A table for rolling dice is optional, like the blueberries in pancakes.

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TText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorhat’s how I ran a recent game night at my house.

AText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colors people arrived, conversation ranged from comparisons of the Avengers superheroes to chiding me for not having seen some iconic pop-culture movie. (It’s true, I don’t watch many movies. I first saw “Dirty Dancing” only two weeks ago.) A few introductions later, the games started.

FText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorirst it was a trivia game. But not just any trivia game. Could you identify the name of the principal of Riverdale High, where Archie, Veronica and the gang attended? I thought not.

YText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorou thought “Trivial Pursuit” was bad: About 99 percent of this game is ridiculously obscure trivia, often in the form of something so outrageous you can hardly believe it’s true.

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