"Game night should end in a satisfying blood bath where one person is the victor and everyone else hates them."

Things took a turn for the worse last night. I had a wonderful barbecue with great friends and we played a board game. I love board games, nothing is better than moving a plastic man around a game board as I laugh maniacally and rub my hands together. However, this board game did not turn out that well. You see, I played Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

It turns out, I am NOT smarter than a fifth grader.

I did pretty well, but my teammate and I were eventually flummoxed by the simplest question. It was true or false. Buzz Aldrin was not the first person to walk on the moon. We said false.

We got it wrong. In our defense, he was on the exact same spaceflight as the guy who touched the moon first, so it’s easy to become discombobulated. The way the question is phrased leads you to somehow doubt everything you know to be true until you are no longer sure someone even walked on the moon. We even used a cheat and the other team answered false also!

Somehow, I still don’t feel better.

What did make me feel better was that the fifth grader who was playing with us was not smarter than a fifth grader. Here’s a note about the game, it’s Canadian so you will have to answer a lot of questions about Canadian government. Yeah. My school didn’t really cover any of that, and if they did, I was busy eating a cupcake and couldn’t hear them.

I’m going back to Monopoly!

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37 replies on “Game nights and first aid kits…

    1. We found out it was Canadian as we played! We were so confused why half of the questions were about the Canadian government. And then we looked at the back of the box and it says Hasbro Canada. Which is perfectly fine, but none of us were prepared to know that much stuff about another country!

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  1. We have had to ban most board games in this household because they cause far too many arguments. I wouldnt know anything about Canada either. #dreamteam

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  2. Board games are now banned from our house after I pulled out a legendary killer finishing word with just a “Q” in scrabble. The husband has never got over it. 😂 x

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  3. We are total board game geeks. We have a hundred of them! Over the years we’ve hosted many game nights and occasionally things get ugly. It’s fun afterwards but at the time when someone wrongs you and you’re trying so hard to win … *fumes*


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  4. Haha that sounds like a fun game although it could definitely all go horribly wrong quickly
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

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  5. we love Monopoly , its our go to game when our son is home from uni. all our board games have running score sheets in them dating back to when Son was first able to play (so about 3) in monopoly we note down the number of hotels and amount of cash the winner has.

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