Friday, July 18, 2008

Game anyone?


Am I sucker or what? How could I resist such an offering? Well I couldn't, Stitch-opoly is a board game that will keep you "in stitches". I don't usually succumb to buying things that we don't need just because they look good. It's not that I have superb self control or a well developed sense of ethics. The truth is my purse can rarely afford it, but today when my eldest daughter came running up to me in spotlight brandishing a purple box and saying, actually yelling so that the other customers thought there must be a fire, "mum we have to get this" I was almost sold just because the box was purple.
Half sold already I turned over and read the blurb and then even the $49 price tag didn't cause more than a slight hiccup. Food is so over rated anyway, and it will be good for us to walk until next payday won't it? Just as well it's not that dire but I wouldn't usually be so frivolous.
The blurb says "stitch opoly is a new board game that lets stitchers share their love of needlework with their family and friends and have fun doing so!
You collect needlework techniques and become an expert stitcher by buying and trading different needlework stitches. Then build your own needlework studios and run your own needlework business.
Just make sure you don't pick the 'your stitching is not centered' game card or you'll have to go directly to 'pull out thread' without passing 'start stitching' and becareful not to lose your needle or you'll also lose a turn."
There wasn't time to do more than drool over the contents back home. Tomorrow we are off rollerblading in the morning and then we'll play in the afternoon, all my daughters are pretty excited at the prospect. I love it when pleasures are so simple and I can feel that I might just have a handle on this parenting lark. We did invite the big bad troll to join in but somehow I get the impression that it's not his game.
Anyone else fancy a game?

12 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Have fun with the game! I must admit i did see that at Spotlight recently and was tempted. It sounds sew addictive.

LOUISE said...

This is the kind of stitching that even I can do. I must say the packaging is very eye-catching. Have fun with the game, and no cheating! x

Down on the Farm said...

A very long time ago I stopped playing games (long story) but the game sounds intriguing only because of the things I might learn about sewing and only long enough to learn what the game has to offer in that area.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That games looks like so much fun. You'll have to let us know how it is.

LizzieJane said...

This looks like great fun! We want a full report on how much fun it is!
Have a lovely weekend.

carolyn mcneil said...

Sounds like a fun game! I can't wait to try it, although since I'm the only one in my family that stitches, I guess I'll be playing it by myself...hmmm...
Carolyn
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April said...

Oh, sounds like fun - i saw this game advertised in my book club magazine

April xx

Liz said...

Matt and I dont do board games, unless we're on the same side. Last time I threw checkers. Or wait. Maybe it was candyland. :)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohh what fun!
Have a lovely weekend Alison
love Alison x

Channon said...

The Knight collects Monopoly. He'll have to have that one for his collection, whether he wants it or not!

Firefly Nights said...

A knitter friend's husband collects many of the "-opoly" games so I'll have to go find this for a Christmas present.

Firefly Nights said...

Just noticed that the friend with the "-opoly" game husband posted right before I did.