Friday, February 10, 2017

Rainy Day Games


Friday. 6th period. The tennis team.

They were supposed to have practice, but it had been wet all day (not raining hard enough to need an umbrella, but constant enough that everything was soaked), so I wasn't shocked when they all descended upon the teacher's classroom (as opposed to the tennis courts).

"Let's play Never Have I Ever."

These sorts of days, when I'm covering a sport and we're hanging out, they pretty much can do whatever. I do object to things like prank calls. But card games, on their phones, eating, just sitting around and talking, or doing homework are all fair game.

So, one group in the middle of the room played Never Have I Ever. (If you checked out the link and read the rules, they used the "fingers variation".) And they played dirty...

"Never have I ever been black and over 6 feet tall..." targeted the one boy in the group that fit that description.

"Never have I ever been to mass..." targeted the Catholics in the group.

For the most part, they kept it tame. Nothing I objected to, anyway. (I get on them to keep the language appropriate and topics appropriate for school.) And that's all I ask, really. At least in situations like this.

26 comments:

  1. I think that has to be one of the tamest sessions of the game that I've ever heard of. I guess that's what it's like if you play it before you've been to college.

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  2. What is the point of that game without vodka?

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    1. They were at school. And, you know, minors. Interesting choice, though.

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  3. This reminds me of playing 'Scruples' back in the 1980's. Good times. You would have been a favorite sub, for sure.

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    1. Scruples... *shudders* Awful game. My brother and I got into knock down drag out fights over that one. I'm pretty sure that game is why he refuses to play board games to this day.

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    2. Really! That's a shame. My husband has fond memories of getting in shouting matches with friends over a game based on the British "Judge Dredd" comic. I would sit there quietly winning, laughing while they did everything to keep one another from capturing criminal perpetrators, even if it meant handing them over to my character judge. We need to start a local gaming club - he's more of a recluse than I am, though. Thanks for inspiring these memories, my dear.

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    3. I do love board games. Just not Scruples...

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  4. Got to look that game up. I am not sure I know it. Sounds like you handle it all so well. I give you a pat on the back. Great job.

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    1. It's a great party game. Bring lots of booze.

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    1. With the right crowd. And drinks...

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  6. Never heard of this game, but it beats the Seven Up game we played when I was in elementary school on rainy days :)

    betty

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  7. I have never played this game...and not sure I care to.

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    1. You would love it. Try it at a party. Sprinkle booze around liberally (it's great as a drinking game). And keep the topics risque.

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  8. I've seen the game on Ellen! I would imagine that it would be a lot of fun. But I can also imagine it in the hands of teens!!

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    1. Ellen's version is fairly tame. Yeah, with teens... That's why I was hesitant at first.

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  9. Ha that is dirty playing. I can see some people I know doing that when doing the drinking version with it.

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  10. Never have I ever cut a snitch.
    Oops. I've said too much.

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  11. Sounds like a fun way for them to pass the time!

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    1. It turned out to be. I was surprised.

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  12. Nothing like a surprise class! I never heard of that game. I can only imagine the places they'd go with it.

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    1. I did imagine. I was so glad to find out I was wrong.

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  13. Haha...I've never heard of this game but I can imagine :)

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  14. Interesting game! I am sure it gets them thinking a little.

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    1. Not very academically, I'm sorry to say.

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