Chess is the new hobby in our house.
The boys have enjoyed playing against one another. We are still learning to be gracious losers however.
Yap even checked out a library book all about chess. I'm learning quite a bit of strategy. I know how to castle and some offensive maneuvers. So much that I even beat my husband at a game the other night!
Yap (the one in the hood) is my big game player. It's taken quite a bit of talking for him to convince Yip (in stripes) to play too. Yahoo wants to play but she just wants to take all the pieces off the board. After a few minutes of her "help" the boys start threatening to tie her to a chair.
Did you know chess originated in India? Me neither. I always thought it came from Europe.
When I was growing up, with 6 brothers and sisters, we played lots of games. We played chess too but after my little brother, Mountain Man 13 years younger than me, started beating me on a regular basis I gave it up. I can't remember most of the games we had but my favorite was a geography map/trivia game that would take hours to play. Then there was a really fun game that had orange and green pieces like checkers but was a big on strategy. Hmmm, I wonder if my mom still has some of them.
What kind of games do you play?