April 1 photo of the day. "Play"
I would have had a great opportunity to capture this word if I had gone ahead with my original plan for today and had two special little boys over to my house, but with feeling under the weather last week and hosting Easter dinner yesterday, it just didn't happen.
So instead, as I looked around me for inspiration, I ended up with a picture of just a few of the board games I have stashed in my office closet.
I used to love playing board games. 'Used to' not because I no longer enjoy them but because it has been ages since I played any.
As a kid, I remember playing board games as a family. Probe was one of our favourites. You lay a word out letter by letter in front of you and then take turns guessing letters. A more formal, multi-player kind of Hangman. Pretty simple to play since as long as you knew your letters and how to spell a few words, you could join in. Good for all of us to play together.
Another favourite was a game Mom brought back from Hawaii. Sunka is a shell game for two that involves taking turns moving the shells around the board to add as many to your "home" as possible. Each round continues until a side of the board is cleared. The shells are then redistributed from each home base and play continues. Half the fun of this is the feel of scooping up the shells and the clicking sound from dropping them into the bowls.
|Sunka by Island Capture Photography on Flickr|
|photo from jking89 on Flickr|
|Playing the Building - Art Installation by David Byrne. Roundhouse, Camden Town, London.|
What games do you like to play?