The premise is simple: throw a ball into a cup, make your opponent drink. Web Watch has even been to the WORLD SERIES OF BEER PONG out in Las Vegas, and we’ll be the first to tell you that THAT event is a party and a half, even if the entry fee (including room, which cuts down on driving liability issues) starts at $500 per person.
Web Watch, as we’ve declared previously, loves playing board games with friends.
There’s something about sitting around a table and taking part in a group activity – laughing, drinking – that you just can’t get from the anonymous (and cheat-filled) ways of playing knock-off word games with friends via cellphone.
Is SCRABBLE the best game choice for game night? Sometimes yes, sometimes not. It partly depends on how many people are playing, and whether they enjoy playing word games with you. If you’re the kind of person who TiVos the NATIONAL SPELLING BEE, then chances are you’re not the type of person that others will want to engage in a casual Scrabble game with.
Back in the day (and it’s always “back in the day” with these types of stories, isn’t it?), Web Watch would be known to partake in a drinking game or two amongst friends.
Why? Mainly because the games themselves were kinda fun. A bit stupid, perhaps, but always a fun challenge. Drinking was merely secondary to the activity, as one never needs a “game” of any sort to take a drink whenever one would like.
The key, of course, is to know when to say when and back out of the activity. Drinking too much because of some stupid game rule is never a good idea for anyone.
Web Watch has owned a fair number of home video game systems over the years.
Among others, we’ve had your basic PONG machine, the classic Atari 2600, a Nintendo Game Boy, Turbografx 16, Xbox, various Playstations, and a Wii. An entire industry could be devoted to the number of random game cartridges we have lying around for defunct (or soon to be defunct) systems.
Some people collect spoons, some people collect Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from cities they’ve been. Some people do the Disney or Olympic pin trading thing, while others focus on specific types of artwork, or books.
Sure, it could lead to hoarding — but if your friends go out of their way to get you an item “because you have so many other things just like it”, then you just may already have a collection of sorts. And maybe it’s time to get some new friends.
It’s well known that the NFL and the NCAA both frown upon the large amount of office pool sports betting that goes on during their major events: the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament aka March Madness.
Add to the mix that the high stakes, unregulated dollars are being done mostly in an illegal fashion (that is, sports betting run by individuals may be illegal where you live), you can see why those organizations and local governments may be a bit concerned about the situation.
With HASBRO’S RECENT NEWS about how they’re asking for Monopoly fans to choose which game piece / token that they want to add to the classic board game (Web Watch is hoping for the Toy Robot, ourselves) – they really are ignoring the bigger question about the Monopoly board game.
No, it isn’t “why don’t people actually like playing it as they get older?” Frankly, Web Watch would love to have a Monopoly game night on occasion, if only we could find other similarly minded folks to join us.
If you’re like Web Watch, you’ve likely spent hundreds – if not thousands – of quarters at the local mall arcade playing Pac-Man, Defender, Smash TV, Zaxxon, Spy Hunter, any number of pinball games like the Addams Family machine, iRobot, and many others.
And while you may have your own personal favorite to play because you were good at the game or you liked the storyline, there’s that one machine that everybody seems to love (or at least, think nostalic about) but everyone hated to play.
Except for That One Guy who knew all the right moves at all the right times.
Trying to find The Ultimate Game To Play when it’s holiday time with the family can be tough.
Not everybody likes playing Monopoly, and most other board games are limited to either four or six players maximum anyway. So if you have a large gathering, it can be tough to find a group or party game that everybody can participate in.
What are you typically left with? Trivia games, Pictionary, Cranium. You know – team-based stuff.
But what if you’re tired of competing as a team when you have 10 or more people hanging out at your house for hours on end?
We’re talking the real-for-real rules, that nobody ever bothers to read. As Web Watch has mentioned before, the official Monopoly rules are designed to make a standard game of Monopoly be played in just an hour or two – no need to grind out the $1 from your friends over a weekend of slow playing.