Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lord of the Sith and Other Games

Both Josh and I love games. Not surprisingly, the boys do, too. About a week before Haddie was born, we tried to have a few family game nights to spend some extra time with the boys. This would ensure that this tired mama could sit down and play in the comfort of her air conditioned house. Since we came home from the hospital, I try to play games with the boys each day. It doesn't always happen, but usually, we can squeeze in a couple of games while Haddie is napping. 

The boys have quite the plethora of games, thanks to Christmases and birthdays. Some days we play Old Maid. Another day it might be Don't Break the Ice. Liam, in true middle-child fashion, doesn't always march to the beat of the same drum as the rest of us. Instead of playing some board game or card game we already have, he invented a game. And because it's so hilarious, we all agree to play. 

Everytime. Even though it involves running around like a maniac for this tired mama. 

The game is called Lord of the Sith. Or at least, Josh and I are pretty sure that's what he says. It sounds like: Lord of the Cents or Lord of the Sense, but he doesn't know or use the words "cents" or "sense," nor does it fit. Recently, I heard C ask L Child if he could be the "Sense" this time, and it clicked: Pretty sure they are saying "Sith." They boys have watched Star Wars Episode 1, hence the introduction to a Sith. And no, they haven't been introduced to the wonders of the Lord of the Rings, but they do love the Veggie Tales version of it: Lord of the Beans. Hence, the Lord of the Sith game was born.

One player is added at a time. Since Liam is the creator of the game, he always goes first and then picks the line-up. C never argues with this logic. It's the rules, so who's to argue if you are last?

You walk/run around the table "driving" a car. Much like Mario Kart Wii.

Depending on Liam's rules for the day, you can stall your opponents out by throwing things at them, shooting them with fire or ice.
My favorite is when you can shoot ice. This is Liam frozen waiting to thaw.

The best part of the game is that Liam and Mama always win. (C always wins at Mario Kart so I guess that's why Liam made up this rule as well!)

When we aren't playing Lord of the Sith, other games might include throwing "wolverangs" (boomerangs)...

....and board games like Uncle Wiggily. Casen's favorite currently. Liam really likes it too because he can count well now.

It's never a dull moment!

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

How funny! GOtta love the mind of a 'middle.' =)