Growing up, for the most part, games were a crime in my family. This was a shame because I loved/love games more than should be allowed by law. I can remember always suggesting we play a game and the responses were always something along the lines of shrugs and "ugh!"
This year with my sister, nephew, and mom times have changed. Thanks to the Xbox 360 and the Wii we have had a game show marathon of sorts. The new hit game has been The Price is Right Decades this year. One game that is never going to be played again is Wheel of Fortune with the Wii as I always win (my sister blames the wheel). Also Press Your Luck has provided some fun, but the staple of the fun, as with last year, is Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Last year I purchased the game because I don't have a Wii and I really wanted to listen to the music of the game. Odd reason, I know, but quickly the fun turned competitive and my sister broke out her art skills to make an elaborate score sheet and before we knew it four hours had passed.
This year the fun has been just as good with Millionaire. I thought about getting the newest edition of it, but the new format of WWTBAM is AWFUL! The music is gone, the intensity is gone, and it just isn't what it was. Sorry, I could have gone on for 1000 words on my disliking of the new format.
Anyway, it is nice that it took a while in my life, but it is finally nice, when I suggest a game, I don't get scoffed at or yelled at. And... it's actually a fun sight watching my mom attempt to use the Wii remote. Good time! (Sorry mom!)