Family Feud ... Well Almost !

Canada
January 5, 2009 1:54am CST
First of all, I want to wish all of my 'friends,' and fellow myLotters, a very happy, healthy, prosperous New Year. I've just returned from a week visiting my sister and her family, so have been offline during this time. Some of you know that my family has 'a thing' for board games. We love them, and will play as many as we can get our hands on, when we're together. The more complex the game, the better! This year was no exception, and in fact, I purchased the 'new' Clue board game for my sister as a Christmas gift. It had been advertised on TV, and she really wanted it. They waited until my daughter and I arrived, before playing it. Several visits back, my sister and my daughter came up with the idea of keeping 'a game tally sheet,' for the duration of our visit. Each family member's name is added to the sheet, along with the number of games we've each played. It has become quite a fierce competition! This new Clue game is quite different from the classic version. It requires much more thought, scheming etc., to be the winner. Some of the official rules aren't explained very clearly. Unfortunately, this factor caused quite the debate amongst my family. My sister, my daughter, and even my brother in law became involved in some very heated arguments over this. I became quite frustrated, because I knew the answer several times, but just couldn't manage to win. I only ended up with two marks on the tally sheet, for the whole week. These wins were not for Clue. This is the most competitive I've seen my family (to date.) Do you have a competitive family? What is 'the thing' that causes them to be competitive? Do they ever get into arguments, due to this competitive spirit? Is there one family member who usually wins the competition?
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
my son just wants to win at all cost, he is not a good person to play a game with or even to have a conversation with.
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@ktosea (2027)
• China
5 Jan 09
maybe he is a little aggressive and just don't want to lose.
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• Singapore
7 Jan 09
Well girl, you will have to teach your son some social skills so that when he grows up, he would not get outcasted. Everybody do not like to lose, and everyone wants to win, however your son would have to understand that in life, there is always a winner and a loser. So, just be easy going and take it into his stride. In that way, he will become a popular person who would be well liked by all his peers! Take care!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
my son is a man this is his personality
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 09
Hi Mom I was getting worried about you as I had not seen you or heard from you I certainly missed you and I was going to write to H today to make sure you are ok but I am sure H would have let me know if you where not No we are not to keen on Board Games, The Children prefer the PS2 lol well certainly my Son The only Board Game I like is Monopoly and that is it lol Big Hugs to you A Happy New Year to you with Love
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I have been one that has always loved Monopoly. We bought our son-in-law the Star Wars edition as a gift this year. He is a Star Wars fanatic and won't open the game though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
5 Jan 09
We are not competitive but we do play games when we are together. The trouble is my son is so smart he can win all of them hands down if they take thought and cunning. It is is chance or roll of the dice then someone else usually wins.
@ktosea (2027)
• China
5 Jan 09
don't worry about that,it happens to everybody.you still be a family no matter how bad the situation is. the fact is you will forgive them and they will forgive each other sooner or later,that's what a family do. just give yourself and others some time and they will all calm down later.let the bad memories be gone with wind.you just have faith in your family and your friends, they will get back to you. Happy new year.forget the unhappy occasions and enjoy your life.
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@myskina (182)
• China
6 Jan 09
well,just a game.do not use to take more serious about it.when you stay with your family.the warm and the harmony is the most important.do not use to take care ofany other things which effect your atmosphere.and you will have a good time.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
6 Jan 09
i always lose in my family and friends no matter what games we play.though i always consider it in healthy spirit and i enjoy it when i lose to them. the way i get criticised for my foul play sometimes makes me feel really great that they are not the ones who plays it that way. they always says that i can't play or do things correctly in my life and i am as usual never get serious about the remarks. we play quite a few board games at home. one of them is ludo and the other one is carom. these two are very different from each other though. butthe players get involved a lot in these. so naturally arguments and comments go by side to side with the game playing. no matter who ever wins its all in the family...:)
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
6 Jan 09
My fiance and I are competitive, but we haven't really played a game with anyone other then my mother in law. We've never been competitive when playing a board game with her, but when we're playing alone I tend to like to be very competitive. I will play until I win one game if I am on the losing streak of a specific game.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Welcome back to myLot. I had taken over a week off as well due to burnout here and just starting myLotting again Sunday. Anyhow my family is not the competitive type in games etc. We sit and play games fopr the fun and togetherness basically. We mostly play card games when we do games though. Sometimes we play video games when at my daughters but not too often as my wife and I are neither very adapt at those type of games. So no competitiveness here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
7 Jan 09
We always have game night at my sister in law's house every Saturday night. It's usually a lot of fun. We've all been on the hunt for different board games to buy and play. Unfortunately for me (because I have to live with the guy) hubby is usually the one to win most of the games. And boy is he impossible to live with then too. LOL! My sister in law is the one that gets ticked if she loses. She's usually the first to lose in games that gradually weed people out until 2 players are left in the game. She starts telling everyone that they 'bite', etc. Of course she's had a few shots of rum by that time, and it makes it all the more hilarious to the rest of us. We haven't had a feud though....yet.