by Adam Huddleston
Hello all! This week I thought I’d do something a little different. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that a lot of writers enjoy the strategy and competition in gaming. These games may vary from simple word puzzles to high-tech video games. Here are just a few of my favorites.
Chess: the game of kings. I’ve been playing since I was a youngster and love the strategy involved in attempting to overpower your opponent and capture that elusive king. At its finest (which I have never come close to), this great game becomes art.
Scene-It: Being a movie buff helps greatly in this game. It doesn’t matter if it is the original, Disney, or 80’s version, I love trying to beat my opponent to the answer. Some have accused me of having no childhood…
Crossword puzzles: An oldie but a goodie. The simple crossword puzzle combines competition (though it is against yourself) with healthy brain development. A lot of newspapers include a puzzle in each issue so there is rarely an absence of one in our house.
The Legend of Zelda: A classic video game with a long-running series of sequels and prequels. These games combine adventure, puzzle solving, and hand-eye coordination. Even after all of these years, the combination of soundtrack and gameplay keeps bringing me back for more.
This is by no means and exhaustive list. What are some of your favorite games to pass the time?