Dominoes, Dice, and Duces

Tonight the youth group had a board game night and invited the senior adults. We played all of the games you expect, dominoes, checkers, chess, Uno, canasta, etc. But we also played some hobby board games like Carccasonne, Settlers of Catan, Wits and Wagers, and Apples to Apples, all of which were big hits.

Teaching and playing games are two things that I love so introducing new games is typically a great night for me. I also got a chance to learn a new one and to hang out with some of the senior adults in our church so it was a pretty good night.

The one rule that I made was that any game needed to be as close to 50/50 adult to students as possible. So in checkers you needed to have a student and an adult. In Uno you needed at least half of the players to be seniors. This forced the group to blend and meet new people. It worked out great with spirited games happening all around the fellowship hall. In the end the senior adults went home early so we played a few games with just the teenagers and then went home.

(O one more thing about teenagers. I stayed inside to clean up and turn the lights off and such. When I walked out 15 minutes after everyone had left there were still a bunch of them in the parking lot. I told them to go home as I put stuff in my car when suddenly one of them throws a firecracker into the middle of the rest of them. I was livid! This was a regular attending senior guy who knew better. I sent them all to their cars and home immediately while I tried to keep my temper. I didn’t do a very good job of it.)  

3 thoughts on “Dominoes, Dice, and Duces

  • May 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Who threw the firecracker? Who was the group he threw it into? Your pronouns got a little hard for me to follow at the end. I’m taking it that Senior Adult is not the same as Senior Guy.

    Throwing firecrackers into a group of people is irresponsible. Throwing them out the window of moving car: nothing wrong with that.

  • May 20, 2008 at 2:35 AM

    I say you host a "Fireworks Safety" night with the youth. Since Andrew, Andy, Jarrod, and I missed your "Chutes and Ladders" night, we might try to drive down to help you teach it. (That’s assuming you can’t pull off driving the church van up to the industrial park in Mayfield.)

  • May 20, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Yeah, it was a HS senior. And even I knew better than throwing fireworks at church.


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