I never liked board games very much, but I had to learn to play bridge at a young age because my parents and older brother needed a fourth. I played Monopoly and maybe even some Clue, but that was about it.
It was the endless hours of Candy Land, a game for our very young children, that tried my patience and got me to go board-game-less for a long time. We did play Trivial Pursuit when the kids got older, but even that game didn’t move with us to D.C. a few years ago.
Earlier this month, when the Maryland kids were visiting, we pulled a dusty Scrabble game off the shelf. Jeremy and Grady and I had a fun and serious game. At one point, I was winning, but that didn’t last long.
I attributed my loss to a lack of vowels.