It’s all a game to me – Blogfest

Mouse Trap (board game)Image via Wikipedia
$10 dollars at the toy store (circa 1981)

My favorite games of all time:

1. Mousetrap – the boardgame. This is the game I remember loving as a kid because I had to save up and buy it myself when I was about 10 years old.

ShadowrunImage via Wikipedia

2. Shadowrun – a roll-playing game we played in the early nighties for a few weeks. We had used up our enthusiasm for Dungeons and Dragons. Shadowrun, in a few words, is Blade Runner meets Dungeons and Dragons. Very cool. Requires your full attention and creativity.

3. Crazy 8’s – the card game my mom taught me and my kids are learning. Best thing: No batteries.

READ Favorite Games in the “It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest”

My family chimes in:

Red1 – Howrse, Spore, and Sims 3

Red2 – Howrse, Zoo Tycoon, Spore Galactic Adverture

Mrs. SFDada – Solitaire, Gin Rummy, Sorry

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A Sarlacc Pit opens in Guatemala: Giant Could Get Even Bigger

Guatemala City is growing it’s own Sarlacc Pit

It’s starting with the pit first, which doesn’t seem to be the best route for attracting such a creature to our planet. They aren’t exactly the first stop for most tourists.

Attempting to attract the sarlacci (or space traveling spores) by creating a large pit for them to roost in just seems a little self-destructive to us.

This hole, currently believed to be void of any sarlacci,  has already eaten a three-story building and fortunately, as far a we know, no people yet. Good thing, too. It would take an agonizing thousand years to be digested.

Sarlacc photo from Wookipedia – http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sarlacc

Photos below are from National Geographic. Please explore their amazing collection of this phenomena.

Sinkhole in Guatemala: Giant Could Get Even Bigger

Pictures: Giant Sinkhole Pierces Guatemala

The Sims 3 and Spore

We’re so excited about this summer. Even though these games are a huge time suck, they really teach some fun and hidden lessons.

In Spore, we’re designing creatures: anatomy, finances, strategy, design and color.

In The Sims, it’s mostly about fashion. The girls have started creating fewer NEW people and feel more like staying with their existing people. Caring for babies and pets is IN.