EppsNet Archive: Games

Incan Gold

14 Oct 2014 /
Incan Gold

A couple of coworkers are playing a board game called Incan Gold.

“What’s the objective of the game?” I ask. “To decimate an indigenous civilization and plunder its riches?”

Evidently Incan Gold requires a lot of concentration because neither player answers my question.

“Why is ‘Redskins’ a bad name for a football team but ‘Incan Gold’ is an acceptable name for a board game?” I ask.

No response.

“Is there a board game called ‘Aztec Genocide’?”

No response.

“How about ‘Mayan Massacre’?”

Team Foosball

1 Jul 2014 /

Team Foosball

2048 * 2 = 4096

5 May 2014 /



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Women and Solitaire

25 May 2009 /

We’re driving home from the hockey rink in Corona . . . my son’s playing solitaire on his iPod. As we’re pulling off the freeway in Irvine, he says, “I just won my first game the entire trip.”

I say, “When I play it on the computer, I lose most of the time, but once in a while I’ll get like a three-game winning streak.”

“Yeah, me too.”

“It’s like women in that respect. The overall goal is to make you feel bad about yourself, but they throw in just enough positive reinforcement to keep you from giving up completely.”

Bank Error in Your Favor

25 Feb 2009 /

A Swedish woman got the shock of her life when she found $US1.13 billion ($1.76 billion) more than expected in her bank account.

Hmmm . . . where have I heard of this before? Oh yeah, I remember now . . .

Bank error in your favor! Collect $1.13 billion!


25 Aug 2003 /

I was trying to get my son to think ahead a little in Bejeweled instead of just clicking on the first match he sees.

Result: He clicks as fast as ever, but he now adds a running commentary in a dopey voice whenever I’m in the room:

Should I click here? Or should I click here? Or should I just sit here thinking and not click on anything? Thinking is better than life. Well — when you put it that way, you have to be alive to think. But still, thinking is the best . . .

Footnote: My high score is still way better than his.