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Seven Ways to Make Games (&, Actually, Almost Anything) More Fun

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1. If there are two sides, add a third or take one away.

2. Every now and then, change sides: when someone is ahead by two somethings or when someone throws a 9, or when somebody has to go to the bathroom.

3. If there are turns (checkers, gin rummy, serving the ball in ping pong or volleyball), take them together, at the same time, as in "1, 2, 3...go," or every now and then skip a turn.

4. If there is score, keep playing until you discover who's the second winner, and the third, and the next, and the last. Or give each other points, or play pointlessly.

5. If it's not fun, change it: add another ball, or a rule, or a goal, or take a rule away, or change a rule, or borrow a rule from another game, or add a whole game and play them both at once, or do something silly.

6. If it's still not fun, change yourself: try it with your eyes closed, or with your "wrong" hand, or tie yourself to someone else.

7. If it makes the game better, cheat.

 

 

(Edited by Major Fun with contributions by Matt Weinstein, Elyon De Koven, and Jon Jenkins.)

 

courtesy of The Oaqui*
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Parents (permalink)
"Next to the right to life itself, the most fundamental of all human rights is the right to control our own minds and thoughts.  That means to decide for ourselves how we will explore the world around us, think about our own and other persons' experiences, and find and make the meaning of our own lives.  Whoever takes that right away from us, by trying to "educate" us, attacks the very center of our being and does us a most profound and lasting injury. He tells us, in effect, that we cannot be trusted even to think, that for all our lives we must depend on others to tell us the meaning of our world and our lives, and that any meaning we may make for ourselves, out of our own experience has no value."

John Holt
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"In the contact between the child and the grandmother, both have a great deal to learn.  On the whole, I think the child has more to give the grandmother.  But it is the essence of a child that he should give what he has to give unconsciously; it is the essence of a grandmother that she should give it consciously, out of the clear cunning of years."
óG. K. Chesterton
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