Game Night!

So Tekman invited me to game night last night. It was really fun. I knew a couple of them from previous poker games, but it was fun meeting new people. We broke off into 2 groups because there were 11 people and most games didn’t sustain that many people, plus if it did, it’d gone rather slowly. Half of the group went to play Puerto Rico, while the rest of us played Zendo. Zendo is quite an interesting game, but because it was moving rather slowly, I think people didn’t enjoy it much. It’s a game involving pyramids of different sizes and colors and the “master” has to think of a rule and the rest of the group has to guess what the rule is by making structures and having the master tell us if it fits his rule or not. You can read more about it at the link I provided above.

Afterwards, we played Oh Hell! It’s a game similar to spades/hearts/euchre, where it’s a card game and you have to take tricks and there’s a trump suit. It’s quite intriguing because of this rule: With 7 players, the hands are: 7 cards, then 6,5,4,3,2,1, then 2,3,4,5,6,7, for a total of 13 hands to the game. A game should take approximately 45 minutes. So at the beginning of each hand, you have to bid on how many tricks you’re going to take and you try to take that amount, no more and no less or else you don’t get the bonus points. I won’t get into the scoring and there’s multiple ways for scoring to work. You can read about it at the link above. Lets say I was suppose to lose, but because of how the bidding works, the suppose to be winner’s wife force her husband to lose by forcing him to bid something he didn’t want to.

Afterwards, poker was decided to be the game played next. It was a very bad day for me. I lost $20, pretty early in the game too! So I ended up being dedicated dealer since I didn’t want to lose any more money. But I’m still up considering I won $87 the 1st time and $3 the 2nd time.

It was a blast and I had a lot of fun last night (excluding the losing money part). One of the funnier moments of the night when was when Tekman was talking about vocabulary words and he’d say, “so I dict it and…” Everyone just stared at each other and then started cracking up. It’s like when people say “I google this, I wiki that.” Dict is short for dictionary and there’s both a command line based program and Firefox supports it too. If you still don’t understand why it’s so funny, try saying “i tried to dict this new word.”

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