Growing up, I was not allowed to play video games at home. My mom was very adamant that she wanted me to spend as little time in front of a TV as possible. This is perhaps why I have never developed a love playing video games. However, I pretty much owned every board game ever created as a child. This was how I would spend my days, playing board game after board game with friends and family. However, the one game I still love to play is “Sorry”. I don’t know if it was the fact that I truly loved saying SORRY every time I knocked someone to the beginning of the board, but out of all the board games I played throughout my childhood, it is the only one I would still play at any given chance.
When I think about what it is that made this game so much fun for me, I can picture what made me smile and laugh throughout my experiences. I believe that the cards being face down gave the game a thrill for me. There were so many different options of what the cards could tell you to do, so when it was your turn to pick a card you would pray to get a good pick and not have to go backwards, and pray that your competition would get all bad cards. Those cards were like your destiny. Looking back, I realize I never really liked dice and to this day I prefer to avoid games that require dice. With dice, you can only go forward, and some people could truly be better at rolling dice than others. The many options that the cards possessed gave the game so much thrill, as long as they were shuffled properly. To this day, I believe it is the best board game ever created. Anyone want to play sorry?