My hunny and I are not ritzy people by any stretch of the imagination. We not chose to celebrate our birthdays this year (his being 11 days before mine) surrounded by friends, playing board games. We like learning new games and at this party it was Gloom.
The basis behind this game is that everyone gets 5 family members and you try to make depressing things happen to your own family and make good things happen to your opponents. Your family manners will often have untimely deaths and the winner is the player with the family that has the lowest Self-Worth Score.
Sounds depressing, right? Actually, it is quite hilarious. Not only are the tragedies that occur thing such as "pursued by poodles" or "mocked by midgets", but you get to make up some ridiculous story that goes along with how the tragedy (or uplifting event) happened, adding on to what other players have already said about that specific character.
The morning after game night, I went with a couple friends on a 717m snowshoe with the average incline being somewhere around 45°. It certainly wasn't a beginner snowshoe trail. But at the end were enormous ice falls. It was worth every step, including the ridiculously steep part right at the end. We wound up sliding on our bums down that part. I was very thankful that my friend managed to spread her legs before slamming into me and did not impale me with her snowshoes.
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