The Games People Play

Photo by Anna Tarazevich

I have a morning routine as I enjoy my coffee. It Is broken into segments and one of those is games. I have a set of word games I play every morning before the day switches into high gear. There is an order and a method to my madness.

  1. Wordle (fast, easy, and out of the way)
  2. NYT Spelling Bee (I play the free game only)
  3. NYT Crossword (Saturday’s puzzle is always the most challenging)
  4. Waffle (another fun and fast word game)
  5. Octordle Daily Sequence (eight puzzles revealed one by one)
  6. Daily Sedecordle (sixteen simultaneous puzzles)

I do always do these six In the same order every morning. I get through them fairly quickly. Of course sometimes I ‘lose’ but not often. I have learned not to sweat the small stuff.

I grew up playing Scrabble. Our family loved it. My children always hated it when I broke out the Scrabble board. No one in my family is fond of board games much these days, especially Scrabble! Our grandson loved board games that required strategy like Catan or Risk when he was younger. We always seemed to lose to him.

I play the word games for me. Sometimes I stumble onto words I do not know, but my knowledge of how words are formed helps me solve the puzzle. It is my mental exercise to start the day.

Am I the only one?


One Liner Wednesday – Be Kind

You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.

On that note, I try to remember to be generous with understanding, to listen as much as I speak, and to learn from our differences. Tearing someone else down takes me with them. Let’s be kind.

One Liner Wednesday is brought to us each week by Linda Hill. Pop over to her place to get the rules and read the contribution of others.