December 25, 2005

What board game did you play today?

We played this:

Kurt Pursuit

Photo by Chris.

UPDATE: The game is a special 90s version of Trivial Pursuit. Question that came up yesterday: "What outfit, after investing 20 years and $20 million, stopped using psychics to gather info?" Answer: the CIA. I don't remember that. It seems awfully strange.

27 comments:

Dave said...

What game is that?

Pastor_Jeff said...

We played Sequence.

What game is that? With the groovy guitar player in the lotus position, It looks like Trippy Pursuit.

I'm hiding in the cool back bedroom and surfing because everyone wants a Christmas fire, even though it's 40 degrees.

And once again, Merry Christmas to everyone.

Troy said...

"Operation" begins in about 2 hours.

Classic Operation -- not the Homer Simpson version (though I have nothing against Homer, et al.)

A blessed Christmas to everyone

in_the_middle said...

is that a mini ann althouse gamepiece? where do we find those???

we just finished a blistering game of the old tried and true boggle (hank hill's wife would be proud), after lamenting sending people home with texas hold 'em and a game called 'visual eyes' was terribly boring.

but i'm feeling good because i won :)

XWL said...

I'm guessing your musician son got the musician piece, but which piece was Prof. Althouse, the coffee cup?.

And it's too early for 90s nostalgia.

Also since I'm on the West Coast haven't even left for the Aunt and Uncle's house to gather and eat, let alone play games.

(Though in the past my family has demonstrated themselves to be more of a UNO/Pinochle group rather than Trivia games (which I would crush all my relatives in, oh well))

Ann Althouse said...

XWL: You are right! The other son got stuck being the PDA!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Oldest child is 3.5.

Candyland.

brylin said...

What First Lady did Hillary Clinton tap into for advice at "seances," according to Bob Woodward?

Icepick said...

I played a few dozen frustrating games of chess. But since I played online, does it really count as a board game?

Finn Kristiansen said...

Whoa,... do people still play boardgames? Or give them as gifts?

I've only played chess of late, but not today. In a miraculous mood shift, Christmas picked up and things got cheery since last night. It's amazing how much joy is right there, and waiting for your brain to join it, and you need only decide to embrace it.

Icepick said...

Finn, where do you play? And I just noticed that you have Master and Margarita listed as a favorite. I don't know any chess-player that's read that that HASN'T proclaimed it a favorite. I'm going to have to get around to reading that someday, although I seem to be done with fiction.

Matt Brown said...

Brylin: Too easy - Eleanor Roosevelt.

Hollywood Freaks said...

I played the same game! woh!

I was the cappucino however.

Freeman Hunt said...

Risk and Stratego. Much fun!

vbspurs said...

We played this:

The Allman Brothers Board Game?

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

I played the same game! woh!

Oh, liar. You did not.

I was the cappucino however.

Okay, maybe you did. This is far too cryptic to make up.

A bit like Harriet Miers' resume.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Whoa,... do people still play boardgames? Or give them as gifts?

I collect classic board games, especially Monopoly (there's one in Esperanto I'm dying to own).

However, in time-honoured tradition, we British play charades after our Christmas dinner.

Whilst wearing funny pointy hats, obviously.

But if you want to know what I did after my turkey dinner (which was actually glazed ham this time), you need only go to my blog to find out.

I'm going to email Ann with the link, since it resembles my now-infamous Hollywood "Faces" post.

TV rawks!

Cheers,
Victoria

Ann Althouse said...

Brylin: I got that Hillary Clinton question. Amusing to remember that. If only I'd been blogging back in the 90s!

Ron said...

Is this the "Kurt, Kurt run away from Courtney as fast as you can!" game? What irony that he's going in circles...

Hey, who got the Lewinsky dress piece?

and when they do the game of this decade...who gets the shoe bomb?

reader_iam said...

No doubt the board game for this decade will be heavy on pieces representing ... Xbox and Playstation games, computer games, etc.

Does anyone play bridge anymore?

; (

Wade_Garrett said...

It looks David St. Hubbins from Spinal Tap!

Ron said...

The most obvious game piece of this decade will be the iPod...

vbspurs said...

Does anyone play bridge anymore?

Come on, Reader_Iam. Bridge sucks.

It's hard to follow, complicated, and one person out of the 4 gets to sit around watching the others play.

Apropos to nothing, does anyone go to orgies anymore? ;(

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

The most obvious game piece of this decade will be the iPod...

I wonder what the WiFi and Bluetooth pieces will look like?

Cheers,
Victoria

XWL said...

More people than you'd expect still do.

Just nobody you'd really wish ever to think about engaging in such activity.

(line from user review, "the horror, the horror")

(this post in reference to Victoria's musing "Apropos to nothing, does anyone go to orgies anymore? ;(")

brylin said...

Victoria: Apropos to nothing, does anyone go to orgies anymore?

Only in Canada!

Robert said...

Ugh. Worst version of Trivial Pursuit I've ever played. Essentially, whoever rolled to go first won. Questions were too easy.

I dunno, I guess I don't like games that ask "were you paying attention to the nineties for the sake of paying attention to the nineties?"