Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day: Bridgetown

We've had a great day in Bridgetown, continuing the Christmas celebration with the extended family and friends.

I introduced them to the wonderful game of Balderdash tonight and many laughs were had. Just in case you happen to stray across the path of my father's blog, don't believe everything he says about playing Balderdash because quite frankly, it's likely to be balderdash!! It was at times hilarious.

Once that finished and most people went to bed the hard core game players stuck around for round three of the Trivial Pursuit battle. Ian, The Heir, The Hair and Sammie took me on. I jumped out to a big pie lead of 5-2, they pulled back into the contest at 6-4 before I managed to bring it home with 4/6 on the final card.
We introduced a new Holt Press Family rule to the game which I think will become a standard.
The Pass and Veto Rule. Each team is allowed three vetos if the question they are reading from is too easy, and three passes if the question they're trying to answer is too hard. These P & V's were used strategically during the game and added a tactical dimension to the challenge.

It's late. Santa's job is over for another year. 16 house guests have gone to bed, and I'm about to join them.

I hope your Christmas was as good as ours.



Peter said...

There can only be one comment on Marcus' description pf the game???? we played..... BALDERDASH.
Even this may have worked had we had a coherent explanation of the rules!!!!!
That aside, Christmas day was excellent.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to the entire Holt Family. From the Davies Clan.

Go Tigers!