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Games as a security blanket

Lowell Kempf
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I just got back from a few days on the road, traveling to Pennsylvania in order to take care of a number of matters relating to my up-coming wedding.

Like probably quite a few people who end up reading this, I thought long and hard about what games to pack. Space was limited and I wanted to make sure that I packed games that would give me the maximum amount of enjoyment with the minimum amount of space.

Of course, there was a catch. In reality, I knew there would be almost no time to play any games on this trip. We had appointments for every single day and almost no downtime. The only person who I would have any chance to play anything with would be my fiancée and any games we would play would almost assuredly be on the iPad. And, of course, I was right.

That being said, I just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t pack some games, even though I knew that it was more like packing Linus’s security blanket than packing anything that I was going to play

In the end, I stuck to the basics. I packed a deck of cards (which, really, should be the first thing I feel any traveler should pack), Cinq-O (which might be a super simple dice game but is still fun) and some sheets of High Score, which we could play with the dice from Cinq-O and I knew people would enjoy, on the off chance we actually played it. All total, they all took up less space than some paperback books but were enough that we could have had an evening of fun gaming. (Okay, most of that evening would be made up playing card games )

There really isn’t a moral or even a point to this rambling, except this. Apparently I don’t like to go on the road without my security games and I’d probably do just as well to just pack a deck of playing cards
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