Sunday, October 29, 2006

Shabbas Pursuits

Cold, rainy and wet outside while cosy inside on a Shabbas afternoon. It doesn't get much better than that. Only thing that could have topped it would have been if we were swaddled in terry towelling like Yakira was.

Managed to play two games of Trivial Pursuit over the course of the day. One after lunch and one later in the evening. Were both fun games which went right down to the wire. The first game was the Genus IV edition while the second one was Volume 6.

Problem I find with the newer editions is that the questions are more general knowledge than trivia. The quality of the newer questions also aren't as good.
Then again the original edition had thousands of years of trivia to use while the more recent ones don't have that luxury.

Interesting to see that the rule we invented for winning has spread and other people are using it. As per the game itself, when you eventually get back to the middle with all 6 wedges, without seeing the card, someone is meant to nominate a category and ask that question. But that is an anti-climatic way to finish. You could have "Where is the Wailing Wall?" or "Which country was Menachem Begin the Prime Minister of?" and who wants to win like that?

So we instituted that you had to get four right from the card which makes it an all-round victory as well as having the obvious questions balanced out by the obscure ones.

Can't really fathom what Shabbat would have been like before Trivial Pursuit, even more so since I can't stand Risk or Monopoly. TP has become a staple of the day and is also always good for a few laughs.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRAWN !!!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

It was a rainy windy shabbos here too. Of course I didn't have thr trivial p to keep me as busy as all the crazy kids running all over making everyone nuts since they couldnt go out and play. Feel blessed.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Yehuda said...

You'll just have to learn better games. I've got a few thousand I'm willing to teach you, all better than any version of trivial pursuit.

Yehuda

9:06 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Sara - Thanks. Yakira slept through the game.

Yehuda - Im in.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Bagel Blogger said...

Must admit I like trivial pursuit,I get to use all those otherwise realtively useless bits of information that seem to clog up my brain.
My wife calls them 'padding'.

Aaron

5:07 PM  

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