Tuesday, January 2nd 2007
Works for Me!

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Joining in Shannon’s Works for Me Club this week!

Rest up, Shannon, and take care!  (have you tried the Zicam swabs you stick up your nose? i haven’t, but i’ve heard great things.)

LOVING the game "Apples to Apples." Tomorrow I’m going to track down this version:

Apples

Recommeded! 

(Now I’m off to bed)

Updated: that should be ‘recommeNded.’  Spell-check. Works for me. (When I use it.)

~hm

16 Comments on “Works for Me!”

1
stacitee
January 3rd, 2007
12:00 am

If I may ask, what do you like about this game? I have a 4 year old who LOVES to play games… would it be appropriate for young children? Thanks!

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HolyMama!
January 3rd, 2007
12:05 am

hi stacitee,

isn’t it great how i kept it SOOO concise that you don’t even know what’s so great about it? now that’s some good blogging.

i like the conversations that get sparked. i like how you can call it quits at any time – so if you have just 20 minutes to play that’s ok. i’ll try the JR version, and let you know how good it would be for a 4 yr old. The regular version wouldn’t work that well, but it’s worth it if you ever want a good game for a small, casual dinner party.

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owlhaven
January 3rd, 2007
1:24 am

We play the regular game even with younger kids. SOmetimes someone helps our 4 year old read her cards, but more often she just lays down any ol’ card down, which creates fun answers too. And she is just as good as anyone at being the judge. We play this often with the little kids…

Mary, mom to many

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Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse)
January 3rd, 2007
6:31 am

I have heard all kinds of good things about this game, but haven’t seen it in the stores. I want to get it, I’m a game junkie. I come close (but not really) to praying for a hurricane, so that my in-laws will come to my house and play Scrabble with me ad nauseum.

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Stacey
January 3rd, 2007
8:25 am

Sounds like a great game. I’ll have to check it out!

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Heather
January 3rd, 2007
8:53 am

I’ll have to find this. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

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Amy
January 3rd, 2007
8:57 am

That is our official mom’s group board game. I love that game!

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momrn2
January 3rd, 2007
9:05 am

We just got it for Christmas and have played it too many times to count. We love it!!!

I’ve never seen the “adult” version. The Jr. game is GREAT for kids and adults alike. It has become one of our family favorites. When we had friends over with young children, we broke out this game and all played. What fun!!

I hope you can get it!!!

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Rebecca
January 3rd, 2007
12:18 pm

We have done almost nothing since the weekend after Thanksgiving BUT play Apples to Apples. It’s hilarious! (Trying to figure out who’s thinking what, whether to play for the win or for the laugh, he hee.) It was our Christmas gift from our daughters, but thankfully they let us open it early!

I really like the variation where you play TWO green cards, and then choose the best red to match both.

BTW, happy New Year! Stop over and let me know what you think of the new blog. :D

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nicole
January 3rd, 2007
1:09 pm

We played this on NYE with about 12 people, men and women, and laughed so much. My cheeks were literally sore. It is a great game.
I love games, so any suggestions are always good to come across.

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Shalee
January 3rd, 2007
2:13 pm

Mr. Right and I love the A to A game and our kids are fanatics about the A to A Jr. edition. It is so much fun!

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julie carobini
January 3rd, 2007
4:06 pm

Never heard of this game, but my youngest got Blokus for Christmas and she’s been killin’ me with her strategy (not to mention the evil laugh she lets out each time she wins). It’s supposedly educational, but I feel kinda dumb. lol

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PeterP
January 3rd, 2007
5:49 pm

I LOVE Apples to Apples.

I’m not much of a game player but played this at Christmas and thought it was a great game.

They should make a muliti-player internet version!

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Jon
January 3rd, 2007
7:49 pm

I don’t think it refers to the nose swabs but there is a possible side-effect of using the nasal spray from Zicam that hasn’t been refuted nor fully confirmed.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/zicam.asp

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Pam
January 3rd, 2007
9:59 pm

Looks like an interesting game. If it is good for a 4 year old I can play it with my niece (Stacitee’s daughter) or is the adult version good for teens? I am always looking for ways to pull them away from the TV and computer.

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Muley
January 7th, 2007
5:57 pm

My 10-year-old daughter LOVES the Apples to Apples Jr. game. She plays it in school a lot, and if we can ever locate a set she’s sure to get me to play it with her.

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