I Would Like to Trade Ennui for Meaningful Choice

There are few things more futile than a game of Candy Land.

A game of Candy Land followed by a game of Chutes and Ladders qualifies.

I’ve been trying to teach Eli to play Settlers of Catan, but he just hordes his sheep and makes baa noises.

10 thoughts on “I Would Like to Trade Ennui for Meaningful Choice

  1. he just hordes his sheep and makes baa noises.

    Come to think of it, that’s mostly what I do. And sometimes I win!

  2. Why I Like To Play Candy Land
    by Mark Musante
    age 4e1

    Samantha loves playing it. I love to watch her reaction as she gets to move forward. I love the sympathy she expresses when I’m forced to move backward. I like the way it teaches her to wait for her turn, to have patience, to not get upset when Zoe walks by and wants to join in even though she doesn’t know how to play. I like that Samantha has gone from anger at losing, to saying ‘good game, want to try again?’. I like the fact that I don’t have to think, so I can concentrate on watching the other kids as they play. I also make up for the numbing mindlessness of it all by teaching Alec to play Go. And so in conclusion the end.

  3. We’ve had good luck with Ellric with Carcasonne. The tactics are pretty simple: pick up a tile and put it down so it matches, then maybe put a guy on it.

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