Life Rules

Games

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What rules do you play by? We all have a set of internal rules we use to play the game of life, whether we are aware of them or not.   And, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, we all don’t play by the same rules, which can cause a great deal of confusion and conflict. To make the game of life even more interesting, many of us aren’t even sure which game we’re playing. Some of us think we’re playing Monopoly while others believe we’re playing Candyland. Then there are others who don’t understand the rules or have lost the rule sheet. And, of course, we have those who are more free-spirited and just make up the game and the rules as they go.

Everyone has their favorite games they like to play. Some of us are expert Hungry Hippo players; others of us are great at Skippo or Mousetrap. It would be wonderful if we could all agreed to play the same game following the same rules, but until that happens, maybe the best we can do is to understand the game we are playing and then to try to figure out what everyone else is playing. Here is a list of some of the more popular games: Sorry, Beat the Parents, Clue, Trouble, Battleship, Bounce Off, Pandemic, Mousetrap, Operation, Hangman, Scrabble, Risk, Twister, Break the Ice, Charades, Aggravation, Let’s Go Fishing, Dungeons and Dragons, Crazy Eights, War, Hearts, Bridge.

Which one do you like to play? Anyone up for a game of Risk or Charades? Now, where did I put that rule sheet?

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