Table games and online scrabble games such as “Words with Friends” and “Lexulous” have a way of not only being fun as you connect with other people whom you know – but also have a way of revealing just who that person is.
I have always been a game player. I love the strategy of games – and love Chess and monopoly for that reason. I guess you could say I’m competitive – but I’m not an angry competitor – I just love the game. Last night I taught my son-in-law to play Rook. It is a game of strategy – and he became very good at it – once he understood the rules. He is also my “Word with Friends” buddy – we both love playing scrabble.
In the last year I have found a new love for word games. I only play with people I know – and it helps me to find out a little more about them as we enter into a game.
For instance: I found out that there are many ways to play a good game of scrabble – (Lexulous on Facebook and iPhone – Words with friends only on the iPhone). I have learned so much from others about where to place my tiles – which letters to hang on to etc. – for the most points. It has stretched my vocabulary and sharpened my mind. I can scrabble pretty much anytime throughout the day – and it is not uncommon for me to be playing a game with about 10 people at the same time.
I found out something else about playing a game with a friend – you find out more about them. Nothing like a competitive game to bring out what someone is really made of – and how they will react. If you play a number of games – (one friend and I have played continually for about a year) – you see a pattern of intelligence and behavior – from being a great winner – or being a gracious loser. I have loved the many lessons I have learned from those way more gifted in the area of words and strategy than myself – and have them pour into me – to teach and be patient with me – applauding me on a great word – and encouraging me when I didn’t win a game. This kindness while playing a game – winning or losing – shows me what they are made of. And since males tend to be more competitive by nature – it is then really wonderful to see how caring and patient they are when playing with me.
Women don’t tend to be as competitive as men in the area of games – but there is an exception to every rule. I have seen both men and women get bent out of shape and put into a very bad mood when they lose at anything – including games. And that can spill out into everyday life for sure. Someone hot-headed about a game – tends to be hot-headed in life too. Check it and see.
So if you really want to know what your friends are made of – ask them to play a game with you – even Words with Friends – or Lexulous and soon it will be clear to you 🙂
*This is dedicated to my many scrabble buddies whom I have had the privilege of playing many games with. You inspire me – by your patience and understanding – most of all – you better me.
Play a game with a friend today 🙂
- Lexulous Word Finders (brighthub.com)
- Scrabble Helper helps you improve your Words With Friends gameplay (downloadsquad.switched.com)
- 5 Ways To Play a Scrabble Game Online (makeuseof.com)
- Scrabble Decides to Allow Proper Names (encyclopediduh.com)
- An iPhone Scrabble Spin-off App with the Ability to Unite Puzzle Lovers Online (socialtimes.com)
- Words With Friends (weddingbee.com)
- Words With Friends Helper: Lexeme Free – Spiny Software (itunes.apple.com)
- Words With Friends (shanny.wordpress.com)