Last Wednesday was the official day of the LEVEL UP BLOGFEST. When I signed up, I knew it was going to coincide with my regular Wednesday Writer’s Workspace post, but I just had to join.
So I’m posting two days late. I just couldn’t pass up this cool blogfest!
The Blogfest rules are: Share your favourite game with us! It can be a video game, a board game, a party game, a card game, a childhood playground game–you name it. Let us know how it works and why you love it.
I’m not a big gamer, but I do love games. And since I can’t decide on just one favorite game, I’ve decided to share with you one for each of my favorite categories.
Video Game: SUPER MARIO BROS. (Wii)
I’ve always loved this game since I was a kid. Never had a console myself, but I remember playing it whenever I visited a friend’s house.
Years ago, when the Wii first came out, I was thrilled to discover that they had upgraded my beloved Super Mario Brothers game and made it even better. I love how there were so many different worlds and adventures I can go on.
I got up to World 7, I think. Perhaps one day, when I have the time, I’ll finally make it to World 9.
Party Game: WHOONU
This is the game I break out when I’m meeting new folks or hanging out at home with friends. It’s an awesome and fun way to get to know people. I always learn something new about my friends even if we’ve played the game a thousand times.
How to Play WHOONU
This game includes 300 game cards, each with a specific noun written on it. 3-6 players can play. They’re each given 4 cards to start off with, and one player is assigned to be the WHOOZIT. Everybody has to try and figure out what the Whoozit would like among the 4 cards they’re given. They place their guesses in an envelope, which they then give to the Whoozit. The Whoozit reads the cards and rates them according to what he likes most to what he likes least, assigning them a token with corresponding points (1 for least favorite and 6 for most favorite). All the players take turns being the Whoozit, and at the end of a round, the scores are tallied and the player with most points wins.
Childhood game: PATINTERO
Kids playing Patintero (aka Tubigan), photo by Glennkaye
Patintero is a Filipino game, and my favorite childhood game ever. It’s an exciting game that requires, speed, agility and teamwork.
I used to play this with friends and classmates on the streets or in an empty field. We needed no equipment—only something to mark our territories with, like a piece of chalk, a large rock or any object we can find nearby. Sometimes we even use water to mark the lines.
How to Play Patintero
The group is divided into two teams, with 5 players each. One team starts off as the guard team. They stand on the parallel water/chalk lines and their main goal is prevent the other team from crossing the line they guard. One other guard is assigned to a perpendicular line in the middle, allowing him/her to cross from top to bottom and tag the other team.
The runner team’s main goal is to cross all the lines from bottom to top, without getting tagged.
Here’s a video of some kids playing Patintero in school.
What a fun blogfest! If you’re interested in finding out other blogger’s favorite games, check out the list below:
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