So I have this problem with the game Risk. I spend two hours systematically destroying all but one of my opponents until there are only two of us left (usually my youngest brother) and we’re these titans on the board and it’s going to be a glorious battle to see who will be the ruler of the world. We both have mighty armies and vast resources at our disposal.
There’s also a 50-50 chance at that point that I’m still super aggressive and willing to take my rival down or go all passive and capitulate before we have another pass at the board.
This is why my younger brother likes it when it’s just the two of us left for the final battles in Risk, because there’s a 50 percent chance that I’ll go passive and he’ll win by default.
Games in my family are more than just spending time with one another. They are there for us to find new rules that apparently were needed, but somehow were omitted by the original makers of the game.
Monopoly – You’re not allowed to donate property to ‘Free Parking.’
Risk – If you bump the board at all you automatically lose (even if none of the little armies move.)
Charades – You can’t be ‘the fireman’s dog’s vet’s cousin’s little sister’s cat,’ etc.
Pillow Death Match – You can’t tag for a time-out and have a stunt double take your place.
Hide and Seek – You can’t volunteer to count to 50 and then start reading a book instead.
any game with die – If it falls off the board/box/wherever the designated place to roll die, it doesn’t count and you get an automatic zero.
any game – Before modified rules can be used in a game, they have to be explained clearly and all parties have to agree. (Any rule not in the printed booklet/pamphlet that came with the game or found online is a modified rule.)
When playing, it is fine to play as mercilessly as possible, but always remember that it is just a game and trash talking is not allowed. Be courteous and polite while winning, it makes it more annoying.