The weekend was perfect, and for some reason a lot more relaxing than most weekends in the recent past.
Cutting the clutter, the one thing that deserves special mention here is the board game - Taboo. A highly addictive game, Taboo is the perfect companion when you are in a group of 4 or more people.
The game involves one player picking up a card. The card has a single main word and a few taboo words. The idea is that the player has to convey to his/her team members the single main word and in the process of doing so should not use any of the taboo words. Needless to say, the taboo words are so close to the main word that it becomes very difficult to not use them. All this has to done within a time limit, at the end of which an enthusiastic player will sound the buzzer :-)
The first session of this game was on Saturday and the time just flew by. Since we were a group of 5 guys (no ladies), the descriptions used were of course a lot more bold and sassy.
On Sunday, however, we had a sober session with 8 of us playing the game over a span of two and a half hours. Mary raised the bar with her usage of words like Trichologist and Trudging. We floundered for simple words like Mummy and John Travolta.
Ameya was sorely missed for the usage of technical words and all words related to physics, chemistry etc.
Hopefully the next session of Taboo should be around the corner soon.
And yes, in case you know of any other interesting board games, do let us know.
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