'Tis the Season for Reruns
Let's Play a Game!
debuted Friday, March 9, 2007: surely you've forgotten in four years!
by Kerry Blair
It's a gorgeous spring day. (At least it is here in Arizona.) Nobody in their right mind wants to sit at a computer reading a boring blog. (And I know very well you were almost doomed to a very boring blog because I just finished writing/polishing/dumping it.) I mean, come on. If you're stuck at a computer somewhere instead of out frolicking in a dog park with your best friend (your best friend is a dog, I hope) you deserve a little fun.
One of my favorite games (after Clue) is something my son bought called Bestsellers. The game comes with four pads of paper, four pencils, an hour glass that measures three minutes of time, and a stack of cards with faux book covers. Players look at the picture and then have exactly three minutes to begin writing the "bestselling book" to go with the cover picture. When the timer runs out, you must stop writing, no matter if you're in the middle of a paragraph, a sentence, or a word. The players then share what they came up with and vote for the best effort. Winner of that round gets the book cover. The person who collects the most covers by the end of the game is the over-all winner.
Now, since were playing this in cyberspace, you must provide your own paper, pencil (or computer) and hourglass. Otherwise, the rules are the same. Look at the picture below and then take exactly three minutes to write your entry. If this were a book cover, what would the book be about? You can write in any genre, of course, and anything goes -- as long as it goes in three minutes. (You have three lousy minutes, right?)
We'll keep the game open through Thursday and vote for a winner next Friday. Person with the most votes gets a $10 e-gift card to Amazon or B&N -- their choice -- to buy a bestseller of their choice!
Ready? Set? GO!