Charades

You’d think it was easy
To act out a mime
But time after time,
I failed.
My acting was wooden,
I talked when I shouldn’t,
My acting was a crime!
A traditional game
Shouldn’t be this hard,
Playing charades
Should be fun,
But I was so bad
It has to be said
I was in way over my head!

Copyright wordz2Go December 2015

Cludo

Tonight is Cludo night
We’ve been checking on the rules
Julia’s been swotting up
We think it will be cool.
It should be less confusing
Than Maponimoes last night,
That took some understanding
And led to a family fight.
I’m still not sure if we did it right!

Tonight is Cludo night
Miss Scarlett has to start
The other players follow her
But all must take their part.
Only one player can be in a room
And no-one can pass a player,
Except using secret passages,
Which might confuse the surveyor –
The straight line purveyor.

Tonight is Cludo night
You can move in any direction,
You can also be called to a room,
So you end up in a different section!
Will it be Colonel Mustard
In the Library with a Spanner?
Or perhaps Mrs White
In the Conservatory with a dagger?
A resolution needs a logical planner.

Tonight is Cludo night
There are many possibilities
Of players, rooms and weapons
To list them all would be boring
But family sanity may be threatened!
Being old and menopausal
With a challenging memory
I have come to the conclusion
It might not be the best game for me –
We’ll see!

Copyright wordz2Go 27 December 2013

Trivial Pursuits

On Christmas Eve we played a game
Of Trivial Pursuits.
The questions were original
And led to some dispute.
The oldest child wasn’t born till 1989
So questions from the 1980’s
Proved a little mis-aligned.
The youngest joined the family in 1994
So questions from the 1980’s
Were treated as a chore.
There was much they didn’t know
But they played heroically,
Some were easier than others
Like Science and History.
A family game seemed just the thing
To spend some holiday time,
Perhaps we should have picked
A game for all to shine.
We should try another game
Of Dominoes, or Monopoly
To give everyone a chance
To show their family qualities.
Christmas is a special time
Spending time together,
Building family memories
Life without pressure.

Copyright wordz2Go 26 December 2013
Bethany 24, Gethin 19.