SoCS — In Other Words

Moo got this word game on her phone, and we’d all sometimes help her find what she couldn’t. I liked it, so I put it on my phone. Then Sassy put it on her phone. Then The Mister would help us find what we couldn’t, and he didn’t always wanna give it back, so he put it on his phone. Now, three of us play the game, and Moo only plays when we need help.
We sometimes switch phones, like, “I’m tired of looking for this word.”
“Me too.”
SWAP!

There are times we lose the will to live over words as simple as TWO and things no one’s thought about since 7th grade science, like CATION. Earlier today, The Mister found SET for me, and I found UNION for him. Sometimes it’s 4 words, sometimes it’s 40. It’s maddening and addictive.
“My phone’s dying. Let’s have sex.”

I don’t have time to tweet, I have to solve Level 13 and get all the butterflies!

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Yeah, yeah, I know the top word is BURDEN, you don’t have to tell me, heh. If I solve it, I can’t get a photo before the next one comes up.

What nearly mindless games are you into?

Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘in other words’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

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66 Responses to SoCS — In Other Words

  1. Susanne says:

    This does look addictive and so I won’t add it to my phone. The addictive games I play are “Who will change the toilet paper roll if I don’t?” or “How long can I leave the dead ladybug on the windowsill before I must give it a funeral.”

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  2. bikerchick57 says:

    I don’t play mindless games on my phone and not many on the computer, unless you count the crossword puzzles. I guess I’d rather be watching Star Trek or reading Joey’s blog posts. πŸ™‚

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    I don’t play many games, but I do a trivia game with Faith. She usually wins because I stink at art and entertainment. Sometimes the game times out because we forget.

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    I don’t really play any electronic games. I have a couple on my phone, like solitaire, but I find if I have downtime I’ll check into social media instead. Which really isn’t any better. πŸ˜„

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  5. loisajay says:

    I don’t have any games on my phone. Mine is an old company phone. Mostly all I can do is make/receive phone calls and text. I am too cheap to buy another phone.

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  6. Nortina S. says:

    Haha! This game is so addicting! The same thing happened to my family. I started playing it. Then my mom put it on her phone. Now my five-year-old cousin, who’s just learning to read, has it on her tablet (yes, she has a freaking tablet) and plays it all the time. She’s actually really good.

    On another note, I have to use the line β€œMy phone’s dying. Let’s have sex.” in a story somewhere. It is so good! πŸ˜€

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    • joey says:

      I’d love to see you take the line someplace interesting. Consider it yours. Ping me if you do.

      I’m kinda excited you play it, too! I believe that’s a good game for a 5 year old, considering. πŸ™‚

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  7. Looking at Twitter is one of my mindless games. πŸ™‚

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  8. With reading, blogging, and reading blogs (plus real life sometimes), I don’t really have time for anything else. I do like word games, although I’m not going to chance getting this one and getting addicted. Play on.

    janet

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  9. orbthefirst says:

    Lol, I play TONS of games. Mostly strategy type games (like civilization,) some role playing (like skyrim,) and some skill based games (like fast paced, arcade style shoot em ups.) The shmups are my mindless thing. I can do a lot of them in my sleep, lol.
    On my phone though, not so much.
    To me gaming is like passing the time watching tv, but it keeps my mind going. Unlike most tv, lol.

    Do love word search things though, on paper. I used to get the mags and go through them in an afternoon. Now I just poke at em every so often, cuz the mags get expensive after a bit lol.

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    • joey says:

      They do! Papaw used to save me all the crosswords from the paper, and oh how I miss that. You can subscribe and do them online and it is NOT the same!

      You know how I do, binge, burn out. This is different, since we all do it. We don’t always do it, but when we do, it’s kinda neat family time. Alone but not alone, great introvert stuffs.

      I’m not into tv. I have my shows. Other shows are not my shows. lol

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      • orbthefirst says:

        I think its super cool that you guys found games you can do as a family and still get along lol. I cant even get my ma to play the card games Ill play.

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        • joey says:

          It’s not like that with everything, I assure you. It always seems one person isn’t interested in whatever. So often one man out, so to speak.
          One of the things Jake and I did a lot when we were kids — play cards like whoa. That stuck.

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  10. Wallpaper HD says:

    nice blog i can say…nice discussion..

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  11. Benson says:

    I am not much into solo games. Clara and I play some games together. They are all the old fashioned ones. Backgammon, Dominoes. She loves some sort of computer game. Plays it by the hour. Haven’t the foggiest what it is.

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  12. Farmville 2 is mine, oh and Candy Crush Soda and Jelly!

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  13. Sunken Secrets. (Do NOT start that one or you’d never stop.) Also, Scrabble but only with a certain overseas lady who lets me wait for days before I reply. ❀

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  14. Minecraft. Cryptic Crosswords. Zen Koi. Love Nikki Dress UP Queen (yes, really!). Wordscapes. Wordscapes seems to be like yours, only much, much simpler. Charlie be like: That’s a waste of time. I be like: DUH

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  15. Ally Bean says:

    I’d probably like the game you mention above that has your family hooked. HOWEVER, we in this house are addicted to Word Crossy, switching phones back and forth, until we solve the puzzle. I can only commit to one word-centric game at a time, which is probably a good thing considering how much time I spend on the one I’m playing now.

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  16. Looks like fun. Wait until you find one with in-app purchases. I had to cut my wife off from in app purchases for a while around Christmas time. It’s a real thing, and the games are addictive, so maybe for ten bucks you can make better progress, etc.

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  17. Tasty Tale, Spider Solitaire, and MahJong Solitaire are the only 3 I play on my tablet.
    I do crosswords, and wordsearch still using the little books of them.

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  18. Anxious Mom says:

    This made me laugh, because that’s exactly how Little Man and I started playing. Our MIL could never find words and would pass it off to us. She always has us in hysterics with her games, because she can never figure out the emoji game or find the words or make the puzzle piece fit, and she gets mad and yells at it before handing off.

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  19. John Holton says:

    For nearly-mindless fun, I have Two Dots and a new one, Toon Blast. Oh, and Solitaire, and for something that takes a little more mindfulness, Sudoku. I also have one of those match-the-mah-jongg-tiles game that’s kind of amusing. Mary’s fave is Candy Crush, and I’ve discovered that a lot of games have the same basic MO.

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  20. The hubby, daughter, and I play Words With Friends. It’s fun. At one time I played Candy Crush but then I got to a level I could not beat so uninstalled it. LOL. I use to play a lot of games on the computer when Facebook first came out. Sometimes I’d like to go back instead of browsing hours on newsfeeds and not getting anything done. LOL I do believe I cleaned more when there was no smartphones. LOL No, my house isn’t dirty mess just lightly dusty. LOL

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  21. Amy says:

    I was highly sucked into Candy Crush some years ago….and then I started a blog and it cured me πŸ˜‰

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  22. darsword says:

    On the phone: solitaire and match three gems. On the computer Return to Ravenhurst, and other hidden object types and Scrabble and Bookworm Adventures (totally addicting!). Not often and never without the TV going in the background or a text-to-speech or Audible book going.

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  23. JT Twissel says:

    Completely addicted to Solitaire on my iPhone.

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  24. prior.. says:

    well this game sounds really fun – and I probably do not need to remind you what it does for the neural pathways and all that great mental conditioning. Games like this keep the mind fresh and prevents those tangles and who knows what else (well I am sure some folks know… )
    but it also sounds like fun for the way you swap phones…
    and side note – I just shared about our Jackbox games that we played this winter and not sure if you heard of them – but so fun.

    I also have some feedback for you regarding your january posts – and now deciding if I will email ya or leave a really long comment somewhere on one of your posts.
    hmmmm

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  25. kirizar says:

    Currently I’m playing at being a functioning adult. I think I have most people fooled, but my son’s starting to get wise that I don’t really know what I’m doing.

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  26. larva225 says:

    My 7 yo daughter plays that and she’s not half bad! I’m currently into this goofy Gordon Ramsay restaurant game, because clearly cooking in real life isn’t stressful enough….

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  27. Farm Heroes Saga. It’s really bad when I win 6 hours of free lives. I have always had an addiction for video games, but at least I don’t have to stand in front of the Pac-Man machine endlessly feeding in quarters and hoping nobody is standing behind me waiting to play.

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    • joey says:

      Right on. I’ve also been addicted to Ms PacMan, and Tetris, and Animal Crossing… These things happen.

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      • Tetris was awesome. The one addiction I had (though my mother seriously limited my time spent on it) that would make the offspring roll their eyes is Pong.
        I wonder what my grandchildren will play as they laugh at the games played now. As I type, I keep hearing my youngest say, “Ok, where are we going.” It throws me off until I realize it’s now possible to play games and talk to friends over the Internet.
        Awesome and odd.

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  28. Laura says:

    Lawd, I had to stop playing word games because I’d lose hours to the damn things. Love that you’ve got buddies to swap with!

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  29. Prajakta says:

    HA HA! This game is my savior during the commute. And I find the butterflies a little annoying πŸ˜› Although you are insanely ahead… I am a slow lazy player πŸ˜›

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