Thursday, July 2, 2015
Games are such a hard thing in our house. We have kids who cheat at every opportunity. It is so bad that some had been banned for a while because they would literally hurt their siblings to win. It didn't matter what type of game or competition, it became a battle. I thought that I had found a game that all could play in Perfection. There is a timer and the rules are very simple. I played as well and I was the reigning champion for a while.
Yesterday suddenly Anthony and Michelle were playing it so fast that I thought it was amazing. Then I sat down and watched them. They laid out the pieces in the order in which they go into the game. Uh, I explained that it was cheating. They claimed that it was their strategy. No, I claimed cheating. They were taking the challenge out of the game. To me, that is taking the fun out of it. To them it was all about the win, at any cost.
Anyone else struggle with kids who have to win and will cheat to do so? Do you have any games that they are able to play? Any strategies that work?
Posted by Felicia at 12:11 AM