You know that sweet moment when someone gets it
? When they suddenly go from "this is kind of weird" to "this is fun"? That happened last night.
My mom's always been pretty indifferent to board games. She'll play Spades until the cows come home and doesn't mind Scrabble, but she'll sit out on just about everything else. She's played Carcasonne (confusing) and Takenoko (hard and confusing) and she's tried to be a good sport, but board games just weren't for her. Until last night.
We were celebrating her birthday and she asked us to bring over some board games that "she could play", mostly for my husband's sake (long story) than because she really wanted to play. So we brought over Love Letter, Takenoko, Munchkin, and Carcasonne. We opted to play Carcasonne because my parents had played it before.
And then, after we finished the game...
"Do we have time to play again?"
My mom never
wants to play again. She got it. She loved it. She's talking about how she's going to beat us at the next game of Carcasonne.
Just wanted to share. We were so excited last night that my mom finally "got" it.