LifeStories: A Great Family Game

Life Stories GameWhen my parents visited this weekend, we had a little time on Saturday afternoon where we could play a board game. Projects were done, girls were napping, kitchen was cleaned up. I happened to remember the game LifeStories. The point of the game is not competition but chances for all to share stories of meaningful memories in their lives. On each turn you get a card from a certain pile that leads you to tell a specific story from your past.

I asked if we could play, and no one objected… so we did. It was great! The boys (and later Kirstie) got to hear stories from Grammy & Grandpa’s past… and Dad’s… and later Mom’s… and we even got to hear some of the stories that they have found significant in their lives so far. Pretty cool.

We broke it out awhile ago (pretty sure I posted something to the blog here about it?) for just our family to tell stories. That was definitely a fun night, so on a visit from Jen’s parents not long after that I broke out the cards from the game and we asked some questions of Grandma & Grandpa… it’s just a great way to start the telling of stories.

And really, what better way to spend time with family? πŸ™‚

We highly recommend…


NEStopia, Nintendo NES emulator for Mac OS XWhile reading an article on some Mac software releases and such, I happened upon a link to a Nintendo NES Emultaor for Mac OS X!!! I checked it out, and it was super easy to install and I found a game that will run on it that I have been wanting to find for a LONG time (Since I had it over a decade ago. Or two??)

A LOT of yesterday was spent playing Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. πŸ™‚

Now I think I have the boys hooked too. Good stuff.

So now I can play vintage (1987) video games on my Macs!!! Classic.

Problems With Your PC?

Ian found this game online the other day on a visit to the Apple Store! πŸ™‚ The store employees thought Ian was pretty cool finding this “beat up your PC” game… a future Mac Man. πŸ™‚ (Future?? πŸ™‚ He loves them now!) πŸ™‚

Anyhoo… here’s a fun little game for you, especially if you’ve had computer trouble of late. (Viruses? Spyware? Other system failures?)

Enjoy. Let off a little steam… πŸ™‚

The Penguin Game

Remember this game? I posted a link on the blog here a long time ago. I also posted my high score in the comments. I rediscovered the game tonight and could not get more than 323.3! Give it a try if you dare. I think this game is the most addictive video game I have ever played. I sat down to take a few swings and played for 20 minutes!

Enjoy πŸ™‚
The Penguin Game