Our second winter in Portland, I taught Ben to play cribbage. This was WBN (Way Before Nora). We lived in a little apartment in a funky little neighborhood. We’d make a few cups of tea and sit at our tiny table (which Ben found in a parking lot) with a deck of cards and a small wooden board.
Ben was such a quick study, he proceeded to beat me eight games in a row and then retired as undefeated. He took the modified tooth picks he’d been using as pegs and taped them to the wall along with a little sticky note of victory. We had to create an alter-ego for him before he’d play again. We played many rounds of cribbage that winter, and we both look back on it fondly.
Nora is old enough to play games now. She plays Candyland and Hi Ho Cherry-O and Uno. She kicks butt in Uno. She may still be a bit young for cribbage.
It’s going to be a winter full of cups of tea and board games on the living room floor in front of the fire. It makes me all relaxed and happy just thinking about it.
Any good games to recommend?