Recently I saw a QoTD asking people what their favourite board games were.
I didn't answer it because I have never had a favourite board game due to a number of "unpleasant" childhood experiences! As a child (ok, AND as a young teenager) I was mostly banned from playing board games because I was a very poor loser.
I assumed that because I was the eldest of four, I should be better than my siblings and so if I started to lose I would change the rules or cheat until I was sent to my room. Hence, although I started many games I probably finished very few.
Sad to say this "habit" did not stop at board games…. we had a table tennis table and I was really bad at it but I was very inventive with the rules …. they changed minute by minute. I just kept telling my younger siblings that THEY just weren't getting it. LOL…
My father was the President of the golf club and I used to play Juniors Golf on Saturday – … one day there was an invitational day and my best friend came with me. She had never played before but was pretty certain that air swings DID count. I didn't invite her again!
At University friends invited me to play 500 (like Euchre) but apparently one of the skills required to do well is a good memory…. playing 500 was a short phase.
The motto of my life when it comes to games has mostly been if I don't think I can win it I don't want to play it! LOL.
PS: I was a really good Canasta player in my 20's – maybe because I drank slightly less than those I played with!