Saturday, 13 June 2009

Saturday 9: Games People Play

Here's my answers to this week's questions from the Saturday 9 Meme:

1. What was your favorite active game as a child?

I used to play soccer all the time.

2. What was your favorite board game as a child?

It was a popomatic game called Headache.

3. Tell us about a friend you played these games with in your youth.

I had a friend called Graham, who was a year older than me, who I used to play football with a lot (when we weren't doing that, we were asking for our ball back). Nothing that interesting to tell; he was an Elvis fan, a Batman fan, had a dog, was a terrific artist, and we sort of lost touch when he went to a different school. He once threw a rock that landed on my head that left me covered in blood and I had to go to hospital, but it was an accident.

4. What is your favorite card game?

Not sure. I used to like Pontoon, and we used to play Whist a lot as a family, but I'm not sure I have a favourite.

5. What board games do you enjoy now?

I don't really play any now, unless coerced by my nephew and niece, and I'm not sure I really enjoy any of them that much.

6. Do you play video games? Which ones?

Got a few in various states of unfinished at the moment: Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In Harm's Way, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, So Blonde, Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. I also get the episodic adventures from Telltale Games (Sam & Max, Strongbad, Wallace & Gromit) for my nephew, so play those with him if he'll let me.

7. Tell us about the friends you play games with now.

Probably just my nephew and niece who like me to help them get through adventure games, or just watch while they play really dull games (as I write this, my niece is playing Sims 3).

8. Do you play any sports now?

No, though I attempted to play soccer against my niece last year (she beat me), and there's some mini-golf in the offing for next month.

9. What’s your favorite sport to watch?

I don't like watching sport, unless you count Chess, which I followed avidly around 15 years ago when they televised the Gary Kasparov Vs. Nigel Short chess games.


NurseExec said...

I didn't know they televised chess matches. Have a great Saturday :)

Anonymous said...

Great answers. Sad when we lose contact with friends like your Graham. I just love how you said it was an accident. True friendship indeed. I never heard of Headache. I have never been a chess player. I can't think that far in advance to make a move :) Aloha my friend and happy Saturday :)

A Blog In The Rough said...

If you count chess as a sport can I count the national spelling bee?