It’s been a long time since I blogged, as I’ve been very busy with life, family, work – and the house! I have some great stories that I want to share with everyone about that (yes, Paul – lawn care stories even). But I mentioned the following to someone (who found it interesting), and wanted to document this before I forgot.
My family loves games – all kinds of games. Board games, card games, computer games, indoor and outdoor games. We have a lot of fun! But with some – as much as we love them – they get a little old after a while. What do we do about this?
We modify the rules or create new rules of our own!
Now, this isn’t all that unusual; I know others do this as well – but we’ve done this quite a bit with a variety of games, and I thought I’d share one of my favorites: Phase 10
This is a great card game that my family still adores. But seriously – only 10 phases? That doesn’t last very long if you’re playing at a decent pace. So a few years ago, we sat down and drafted up another 10 phases (we have a few more beyond that, but not a full set yet – you’ll have to wait for those).
Anyway – the classic game has the following 10 “phases”:
- 2 sets of 3
- 1 set of 3 + 1 run of 4
- 1 set of 4 + 1 run of 4
- 1 run of 7
- 1 run of 8
- 1 run of 9
- 2 sets of 4
- 7 cards of one color
- 1 set of 5 + 1 set of 2
- 1 set of 5 + 1 set of 3
And my family now offers you the joy of playing the next 10 phases of:
11. Run of 5 and set of 5
12. Run of 6 of same color and set of 3
13. Run of odd OR even of 6 and set of 4
14. Run of 9 of same color
15. Run of 10 alternating 2 colors
16. Run of 4 and 2 sets of 3 (both sets all different colors)
17. Set of 4 and run of 4 (both all 4 colors)
18. 2 runs of 5, each a single color
19. 2 sets of 4: one set – no wilds; one set – all wilds
20. Run of 10 all one color (no wilds)
If you enjoy this game as well – we hope you enjoy the extra fun 🙂