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day 3164: playing Uno with grandpa and grandma snowdeal!

day 3164: playing Uno with grandpa and grandma snowdeal! I.

grandpa and grandma snowdeal drove a long way to watch odin play in his next-to-the-last hockey game of the season and while they hung out they got to play looooooots of Uno which is one of odin’s favorite ways to pass the time.

they almost didn’t even notice that he likes to invent rules as he goes along which, surprisingly, seem to favor him winning :-)

day 3164: playing Uno with grandpa and grandma snowdeal! II.

is the tendancy to enjoy card and dice games genetic? i’m don’t think odin knows that i grew up playing Uno ( and Yahtzee ) with my grandma and grandpa snowdeal.

TWIXT! Ingenious New [sic] Strategy Game For Two.

TWIXT! Ingenious New [sic] Strategy Game For Two.

i can’t possibly be the last person to have never heard of twixt? it was an unexpected pleasure to find myself playing ( and winning! ) a game on this 1962 edition published as part of the 3M bookshelf game series by, you guessed it, 3M ( i had no idea they were in the game business before getting into post-it notes ).

the play is similar to other types of “connect” games: try to connect your borders with an uninterrupted chain of linked pegs and block your rival from attempting to do the same.

it’s a simple concept but there’s enough strategy involved to make it very playable. i’m surprised hasbro hasn’t started publishing the game since it bough the rights as part of its purchase in 1998 of avalon hill which bought the bookshelf series of games from 3M in 1976.

you can still get copies of the 1962 edition for $250(?!) on amazon.