I am embarrassed to start this story by saying our third wedding anniversary was almost ruined by the backgammon game of India.
We picked it up at a thrift shop in Oregon for $1 and have been playing everyday since. I wonder about who used to own it and why it ended up in a thrift shop.
Our first game yesterday went fine, because I won. Then we decided it would be interesting for each of us to play two colors instead of one. If you are unfamiliar with Parcheesi, the game is very similar to Sorry where players get knocked back home if an opponent lands on the same space. Playing with all four colors increases your odds of being knocked off. I got three players sent home in one of Scott’s turns and told him, “I wonder if the people who used to own this game gave it away because it caused too many fights.”
It was actually kind of a fitting anniversary as marriage always seems to be about growing and working together and getting through challenges and blah, blah… you know, not pouting about board games.