Jun 6, 2011

Games for Writers

Alex J Cavanaugh is hosting a blogfest today about our favourite games. Here are my top three that I think writers will like:


Cluedo - hands down, my absolute favourite. Of course I forget to actually try and win and just have a wonderful time throwing red herrings and making accusations. Every time one of my opponents even flinches, I quickly jot down their suspicious activity. These notes do not help me win at all, but they do give me some fun new ideas for stories.

Sims Pets - Okay, I don't actually play the game, but I do love creating the dogs :) Sims is great for creating your characters, you really need to think about their features and dress sense.

Charades - Hey, it's cool. Yes it is. I just think this can be so much fun, and it makes you really think about words and their meaning.

I would have included Scrabble, but I have a wonderful friend who is zany and fun, but when it comes to Scrabble - she's turns it into a deadly extreme sport. Check out the blogfest, maybe there's a game you'd like to play with your family?

31 comments:

  1. I'm hopeless at Scrabble, which doesn't bode well for my status as a writer!

    Loved your choices!

    Fun & Games Blogfest

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  2. Charades is marvelous, and I love that you can play it anywhere at any time.

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  3. Guesstures is Charades with a timer. So much fun!! My mom's favorite game is Scrabble. My personal challenge is to come up with the cleverest word.

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  4. Cluedo? Is that anything like Clue? Mrs peacock did it in the library with a knife? Ha ha, I remember that one, played it all the time. Great games you listed here.

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  5. Cluedo huh? Never heard of it. I wonder if it's like Clue in the U.S.

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  6. I have no one to play games with. So I play by myself.

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  7. Charades! I'm so glad someone mentioned this. :)

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  8. What a fun idea. I have friends who have personality changes while playing Scrabble, too. It's a full-contact sport for them. :) Love charades, too.

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  9. Just about every writer plays Scrabble--but extreme Scrabble? Not fun!

    Cluedo looks interesting.

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  10. I've never played that first version of Clue, although it's been mentioned several times today.
    Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

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  11. Hmm, I don't think I've ever played Charades. Honest! Probably because it would annoy me if my mates couldn't figure out what I was trying to say when it's SO obvious. lol

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  12. Never heard of Simspets but it sounds cute. I made the mistake of teaching my grand daughter how to play charades last weekend. She's not quite got the hang of it but wouldn't stop playing it!

    I've blogged about games from when I was a kid. http://rosalindadam.blogspot.com

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  13. Throwing wild accusations is something I ought to have my characters do more often in my stories! And I do love playing the Sims franchise!

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  14. Never heard of Cluedo. Love Charades though. :)

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  15. I'd forgotten all about Cluedo - used to love it when I was a kid. Ripre for resurrection, me thinks!

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  16. You're too cute with the Cluedo. I like Scrabble, but Charades, not as much. I LOVE Pictionary though... it is the acting piece I am bad at.

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  17. Cluedo seems to be popular. :D I've never played it--I'll have to find out about it!

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  18. I've convinced myself that I'm not good at games. (I was an only child, my family never played any et...) I should try some. It may spark creativity.

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  19. I was once a sims addict. Great game choices. :)

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  20. oh my gosh! I have memories of playing Cluedo with old friends. Lots of fun.

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  21. Charades is an absolute blast! Cluedo? Humm... like some others on here, that's a new one on me.

    Gosh, the games I am discovering and REdiscovering.

    Neat site, BTW.

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  22. Hey fellow Aussie Blogger, I'm also writing children's books - a series based on a beautiful kangaroo called Merrilyn, who's also the subject of my blog. Good to know you and enjoyed your post, (love Cleudo and I also make scrabble an extreme sport!), and will follow.

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  23. Is Cluedo like Clue? I love Clue!

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  24. Hooray for charades! It's a winner every time. ;)

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  25. Cluedo sounds fun. I always love Charades. Very cool blog :)

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  26. I hadn't thought of using the Sims to visualise characters, but it's a great idea. :-)

    I loved Cluedo as well. It had such a great mystery atmosphere.

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  27. Cluedo looks like Clue, which I had forgotten about. I love that games.

    Charades is good too. We actually just played it a couple of weeks ago and had to teach my daughter all the short cut signs, like for movie, number of words, that kind of stuff.

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  28. I love the sound of all the extra-curricular activity in Cluedo.

    Dave
    Dave Wrote This

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  29. How fun! I enjoy scrabble. Haven't tried any of the others. Cluedo sounds interesting. I'll have to try these!

    ~Melissa

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  30. great games! how is cluedo different from reg clue?
    and charades! i miss playing that!
    happy belated gameblogfest =)

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