Monday, March 2, 2009

Phase 3

I love playing games. I love playing games when I win, or at least am somewhere near winning.

I was excited for our game night on Saturday. We were playing a competitive game of Phase 10 with our flock. We set up 2 games, 6 people at each table. Each person had their own scorecard to keep track of their points, and their phase. After each hand, the two people with the lowest score from that round, switched tables - to make it more interesting.

I didn't really want to win. I bought the prize gift certificate so it would seem a bit tacky if I won. I did not, however, want to be the loser.

But, we don't always get what we want.

The theme of this scorecard is not Phase 10. You'll notice this scorecard got nowhere near phase 10. Instead, phase 3 was the game I played most of the evening.

The first 5 tries, I had a good laugh about it. The 6 & 7 times were depressing and I started receiving sympathy from the rest of the table. I became irritable by the 9th try, and I just wanted to go home after the 10 try. When I finally passed phase 3 (on the 11th time), I believe the rest of the players were at least to phase 7 and I had no chance to catch up. So, I sucked it up and had fun in spite of my pathetic situation.

Hubs, on the other hand, fared much better.
He brought home the winning scorecard by 10 points in what turned out to be a very close contest.

3 comments:

Kastina said...

So I was just cruizin through blogs...and I have to tell you phase 10 is like one of my favorite games!!!

Also, your top, banner image is beautiful!!! I love it. <3

Kastina said...

So I was just cruizin through blogs...and I have to tell you phase 10 is like one of my favorite games!!!

Also, your top, banner image is beautiful!!! I love it. <3

Jeanette said...

i love playing games. games bring out the best and worst in people. i too had a great time playing. watching how each person handled "losing" the round, those being skipped, those keeping track of who skipped who, those left holding 4 wild cards, or those laid down his first hand before everyone even got to play (richard!!!!) i can relate somewhat, heather, i moved up to phase 7 while you sat on phase 3 but sat there 8 rounds!!!
it was a fun evening...we need a rematch!