We get a fair amount of company since we moved to the Vegas area. We love company. When some people visit, our main source of entertainment is going to buffets. When others come we sit around and talk and talk and talk. When some come we do a bit of entertaining - seeing sites, etc.
There are certain people, when they come, that stir in us our game-playing-instinct. And when I say game playing, don't think it's all fun & games! We're a competitive lot here in the Chapman home. Yeah, we laugh and smile, but don't think for a minute that we believe "it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game". PSHAW. We want to win. Some of us want to win so badly that we go beyond playing aggressively.
And we're good at it.
In fact, for some of us, cheating well is the real game. And it's only fun if at least one other person knows you're cheating and watches with admiration as you get away with it. In the end, when we're all finished, it's confession time. And no one remembers who won - but we all remember who had the sneakiest cheating techniques.
DISCLAIMER: There are some games that it's just wrong to cheat in. For example ~ cheating while playing RISK - that's a big no-no. That's a game you have to win because of your brilliant strategizing. Don't even try to cheat at RISK in this house or you won't be invited back. And blatant cheating, like adding up your score wrong - that's baby-play. There's nothing admirable about that.
Stealthy, brilliant, covert cheating - that's what card games are all about.
Don't know what I mean? Come on over and I'd be happy to teach you.