“Taste the Rainbow.” We all know that slogan well. At the end of this post I share a little take-away I got from this slogan, but in a more personal way. But first……
Trivia Crack – seriously, the game is named appropriately. I don’t know what it’s like to be on crack, but since being introduced to this game app, I’ve been hooked! My oldest two have since followed suit as well.
It’s the one game I don’t mind them playing. I’ve been learning by playing it as well. What I don’t like is the waiting…..waiting for someone else to take their turn. Patience, grasshopper. Bah!!
If you’re unfamiliar with this game, basicly, the object is to collect 6 characters, each representing a category; the categories being: geography, science, history, sports, art, and entertainment – before your opponent does.
There are 25 rounds and within each round you and your opponent have a turn. You spin the wheel, get a random category and you can answer from the category or spin again if you have spin to use (which you earn). You continue to spin and answer questions until you either answer incorrectly (at that point it’s your opponents turn) or until you answer three in a row correctly, then you get the chance to earn a crown (or character from a category you choose that you have not yet won). You can also choose to challenge your opponent in a “draw” of sorts, where you both answer the same questions in a certain amount of time and as the challenger, if you get more correct, you choose which character, belonging to your opponent, you want to steal.
It’s a game of luck, strategy and smarts. Certainly if you retain a lot of information and can answer more correctly, you have an upper-hand. However, you may not be very good at challenges, so it can be a game of strategy too….as well as when to use tokens (that you earn) to skip a question, add more time, or just use a spin to hopefully get a category you know more about.
I think it’s a great game for kids and mine are certainly enjoying it! My son has it on his kindle and my daughter has it on her “generic” tablet that uses the jellybean operating system. So, since it’s an app, I’m guessing you can put it on most devices. A great way to pass the time while waiting at the doctor’s office or friendly competition to have with family/friends!
Not too much has been happening in our world….which is fine with me. I love quiet. I love when not much is going on. I took our girls to bingo Friday night, where Alexandra won a little cash. Yesterday, we took the kids rollerskating in Herreid. It’s seriously the cheapest and best entertainment around here for the winter. Afterwards, they were treated to strawberry malts.
You just can’t do much else, as a family, for $2 per person anymore. What a blessing it is, that the couple running the facility gives every single Sunday through March, their time to their community. I wonder if they really know what they are giving kids and families in the area? They certainly aren’t doing it for the money. Today, I just give my gratitude to them and the joy they bring to so many faces every Sunday and throughout the year, where people can rent the facility for birthday parties.
I have to share a random joy moment today as well, as referenced at the beginning of today’s post. I entered, via text, a Super Bowl prize pack giveaway from Skittles. Although I didn’t win the grand prize or even the runner-up prize, I did win the final prize – a free bag of skittles.
A reminder, that on the cloudy, cold days – we can always find joy in the little things…skating days, strawberry malts, lazy Sundays….ya just gotta taste the rainbow! Sure, I’ll have to wait 8-10 weeks to receive my coupon to actually get the free skittles….just fitting as this very morning I read a passage about how God put a rainbow in the sky as a reminder that there will be no more world-destroying floods. Kinda ironic that I win a bag of skittles today too. Don’t ya think?
There’s always hope…..for a rainbow in the sky.
“Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.”