Can I share an embarrassing facet of my life?
The only card games that I have ever been good at are Gin Rummy and Battle. Kinda sad, huh? My mother’s side of the family has played Spades for many generations. And they take it so seriously that I have witnessed tables being flipped over à la Teresa Giudice when a team lost. When I became of age and was allowed to join in on the fun, I was quickly regarded as the one that no one wanted on their team. Why? Because truthfully, I am a terrible Spades player. Hubby, who I have been with since high school, is a favored teammate of theirs. Can you believe that?
As I have shared previously, I enjoy playing online games that feature simulation, hidden objects, words, or trivia. My newest go-to game site is Solitaire.org. The name is fitting because it not only features the card game of the same name, it’s also filled with other games that you can play alone. There is no software to download and best of all…no ads! My current faves are Letter Scramble and Hidden Kitchen.
With Letter Scramble, I entertain myself by spelling words with steadily appearing letters before the timer ends. Even as a wordsmith, it is not as easy for me to master as you might think. The words must have a minimum of 3 letters and non-English words (meaning two-letter Scrabble gems) are invalid. I typically beat the timer and get to advance to the next level which allows for 10 more words each time.
Hidden Kitchen is just one of the hidden object puzzle games on the site. I particularly like this one because it really challenges me. Look at this pic! Not so simple to find certain culinary utensils and equipment, is it? It reminds me of assembling a complicated jigsaw puzzle with lots of similar colors and features.
With so many games to choose from, I’m going to venture into the world of Euchre next. I was introduced to it when I lived in Indianapolis. I must have done all right because I don’t recall any one banning me from it.
See ya later,