. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Blink

April 15, 2014

Blink

top: target   pants: loft   shoes: kohls 

In an effort to watch less tv and have more intentional time together, Chris and I have been trying to play games once in awhile after Addilyn goes to bed.  Unfortunately we have a major difference in preference when it comes to games of choice.  I like speedy and fast games and Chris prefers boring games that take forever, like chess or stratego.  I'd much rather play speed or speed scramble. 


The other day we found this game Blink in one of our drawers and I love it.  Chris hates it.  It's like speed but you can put your cards down if they have they same color, shape or number.  The last time we played I got rid of all my cards and Chris got rid of maybe ten of his.  

When we were just married we used to play cards much more often and he hated playing Speed so much that he told me he'd only play it five more times ever in our marriage.  Which I used up within a week.  Eight years ago. 

Thankfully we've found a happy medium in rummy 500.  

Any games out there that we should be playing? 


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12 comments:

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ha! We have Blink, and Jordan hates it too. He doesn't like speed games. We played a game called Quiddler for the first time last night. It's like Scrabble but just with cards, and it was really fun! We also like playing Boggle and Sorry Sliders.

shelleystursma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We like cribbage. Phase 10 is fun, but it's better if you have more than two people.

Alison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Phase 10 is great! We also like Scattegories. Another thing we like to do to spend time together is to read to each other. It sounds totally lame, but it's really fun. I recommend reading funny things outloud; our favorite so far is The Hitcherhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have that shirt and just ruined it with gorilla glue. I'm so bummed :( what a good idea to play games with Chris, do you red the dating divas blog? They have so really fun date night games ideas, PG and beyond.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sequence is a really fun game!!!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh, I played Blink for the first time at my in laws last month and that is seriously like the only game I can actually beat my husband at. It's fun. We LOVE to play Phase 10, its by the same people who made Uno. So much fun.

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

aww man i hate when michael doesn't like the same game as me! but what a fun idea!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's funny - Nate and I are the same way about games. I LOVE fast games but they make Nate's brain hurt. ;-)

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sounds fun.

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We used to love playing Phase 10 or Skip Bo. We haven't played games together in forever. Maybe we should try it again!

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Quirkle? It is kind of the best of both worlds...uses your brain and have a bit of skill...but not too much lol. Sometimes we play uno until the wee hours of the night and guess who is very popular in house right now...lol

Justine B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The BF and I love playing games! Have you tried Rummikube? Thats a lot like Rummy 500 but involves tiles instead. Its great for beaches and parks and such because the pieces won't fly away! Another great one is Farkle. All you need is 6 dice and I'm sure you can find the instructions online. Yes, you can "buy" the game, but again, its just 6 dice in a cute container! Other fun card games are Skip Bo and Phase 10 :)