It’s been one of those weeks, so I’m going to forgo my usual political roundup for something a little more lighthearted. On our vacation last week, my spouse and I played some fierce games of Scrabble. It’s a long-time habit with us, and we in fact own travel Scrabble sets in at least three different sizes. (Geeks, I know.) Our eight-year-old son even joined us for a few games and managed to hold his own. (We let him use the dictionary, which seems to be helpful in making him feel more equal.)
When we got back home, I lured him away from the Wii long enough to teach him concentration, the card game where we spread the deck upside down and try to make pairs by flipping over two cards at a time. I started playing with my mom when I was about his age or younger, and quickly outpaced her. Our son isn’t quite there yet, but check back next week.
What are your favorite classic games from childhood? While you’re thinking about it, you can go play virtual Etch A Sketch.