Monday, 6 June 2011

All Fun & Games Blogfest & Three Times a Bridesmaid!

First blogfest in a long while and hosted by Alex J. C.  


This is merely a quick fun blogfest in which participants list three games they love playing: here's mine!


There's nothing more hilarious than a game of charades! It's pure entertainment value if enough are playing it, especially when everyone's feeling a little merry at a party, brain-fuddled and incapable of stopping onset of giggles and gut-busting laughter.



Monopoly.  



Don't you just love being in property speculation? 
This is the next best thing to being a Billionaire: if you win!



"Cricket"


Now this is the action game some of us Brits settle to after a juicy fattening B-B-Q. And believe this, I've impressed guys for years with my over-hand bowling. There's one word to be said for English girls who played rounders (baseball) and hockey as kids and they're batting: DUCK! Upper balls or lower ones coming at you, you've got them in your sights for a bl **dy good whack with the bat: runs/scores galore. My old school motto: take no prisoners!  
Cricket rules are simple: You're in when your out, and out when you're in!  ;)

To see other participants' choice of games hop over to here


I'm over at Heroines' with Hearts today: topic as image!



If you're a romantic writer and would like to join in the discussion please feel free to drop by for a coffee and chat . . . HERE

26 comments:

li said...

I don't understand cricket. But I do so love to see British men in their whites. *Sigh*

Stephen Tremp said...

You and I are together with Monopoly. Charades is always fun. Add a few bottles of wine and there is never a dull moment!

Liz Fichera said...

Monopoly continues to be a popular one! I love Monopoly too. I must confess to not completely understanding cricket--but am willing to learn. :-)

Ellie Garratt said...

Ah. Cricket. I had a crush on a bloke who played cricket once. Didn't understand him or the game. LOL.

Monopoly is a classic. Great choice!

Fun & Games Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And Charades is just as much fun to watch!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

Karen Peterson said...

I've never played cricket. It's a total mystery to me.

Charades, though? Pure awesome.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Yeah, I'm no longer allowed to play charades after I wound up breaking that lamp.

Great list!

Tim Brannan said...

One of these days I am going to have to learn how to play Cricket.

Thanks for your list!

Ciara said...

I've never played Cricket. It always looks fun though. I'm a new follower from the blogfest.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Guys and Gals,

Fun blogfest this and kind of nice knowing what others like doing in their spare time! ;)

As for cricket, I've never understood the rules: too complicated. I just know that when you've hit the ball, your wickets are still standing, and a fielder hasn't caught the ball, make as many RUNs as possible! ;)

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The Golden Eagle said...

Monopoly is awesome. :)

I always thought Cricket looked like fun!

M Pax said...

All great games. I'd like to try playing cricket some time.

Bryce Daniels said...

I could probably watch a cricket match and not have a clue as to who was winning. But it sure looks fun!

And Charades is a CLASSIC.

Good choices!

cherie said...

Honestly I have no clue what the rules are for cricket. I guess I need to do some research! Charades and Monopoly are popular games in this blogfest! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love to play Monopoly but haven't played it in ages.

Francine Howarth said...

Thanks for stopping by Eagle & Ladies.

I'm on my way over!

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Fresh Garden said...

Yes! Yes! I'm romantic!!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Fresh!

Well, you've stopped by the right place for romance. ;)

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L'Aussie said...

I was enjoying this until you mentioned the cricket. Ugh! Where's our ashes???

How British is charades?

Yes, our PM has Welsh parents who emigrated to Oz. All that red hair and pale skin...er, is that thin skin?
Denise<3

baygirl32 said...

don't fully understand cricket, but I played it once. three cheers for monopoly

Francine Howarth said...

Hi D,

Charades is French: 1800s apparently.

You're team are going to have to play some to get back the ashes!!! ;)

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Francine Howarth said...

Hi babygirl32,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

I'll be over to yours later!

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Ju Dimello said...

I think I'm going to be the odd one out here ;) for I understand Cricket better than any other games ;) LOL!

Well..Most of my friends are hard core Cricket fanatics.. Give them a TV and a re-run of an older match, and you might need a crowbar to pry them away from their seats..

I always enjoyed watching it live than on TV ;) and my DH loves playing that than watching..hence I don't own crowbars in my house..LOL!

Missing that in Canada for sure..and especially when India won the world cup this time!

Tara Tyler said...

a 2nd person w/ charades. great choices =)
happy belated gameblogfest !

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Ju,

Yep, I can get hooked on watching cricket! And, love playing it with the grandkids.

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Francine Howarth said...

Hi Tara,

Thanks for stopping by.

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