You know that saying, “Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield” – well, we’ve just experienced that with the latest rendition of Charmer’s games.
This time, it was with a supermarket Monopoly game… But, of course, it has to have a twist.
So, the deal was fairly simple. I had to get 9 wins over 2 weeks (14 days). To get a “win” – well, that seems quite simple, yes? You have to match up playing pieces with the game board.
Each day, I drew two sets of a game pieces. Each has 4 pieces inside it that match up with spaces on the playing board. So, 8 pieces. The game started with a win being if all pieces are placed on the board from both game pieces, that’s a win. Turns out those supermarkets are pretty smart about the distribution of pieces.
We quickly found, after only 2 “wins” that there were already duplicates. Not in a fun, “gee, look at that, better luck next time!” but in a “there’s no way this works out correctly. The deal was to be that if I didn’t get a win, I got a task – and the simple truth was that every night was a task night. While we expected the game to get more difficult as it went on and more spaces were filled, it was remarkable how quickly and stubborn those duplicates were.
I only had 2 wins several days in.
So, Charmer changed the rules. Hey, it’s her game. She gets to do that. 🙂
You must place at least 3/8 of the first two cards and 1/4 of the 3rd and 4th ones if you choose to play those.
That’s quite a change! I thought I had this in the bag. Once again, the supermarkets know what they’re doing. I have ended up with a nearly full playing board, but one space missing on nearly every single item. It meant a lot of losses. A LOT.
The success rate was only about 25%, and that was just… frustrating.
So, long story short, the game round came to an end and, of course, here I am writing about it, so you just KNOW this didn’t end well. My tasks included…
- Writing public posts for the site
- Including pictures of me for the site (ugh)
- Leg/foot massages
- Orgasms(!) for her
My overall “Congratulations, Snake! You just lost miserably! Here’s what you’ve won!” task? I have to finish up all the rest of the playing pieces (done, with decreasing success on placement as would be expected). And, I have to write this summary post…
So, long story short, those supermarkets really have a good handle on controlling the winning (and duplicated) playing pieces.
Which stunk for me!