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Bad at chess, Scrabble and sudoku. Help!

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Mentalhealthhelp · 02/02/2024 23:52

I'm on a psych ward. I need to be able to play something to pass the time away. Despite having a first in English Literature, I am remarkably bad at most things. I can hold my own at Jack Change It but we're sick of it now and the OT is closed all weekend. Any suggestions about a game sometime normal could play with me and actually have a proper fight on their hands?

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Snoopypoopy123 · 02/02/2024 23:53

Monopoly

Topofthemountain · 03/02/2024 00:02

Some kind of card game?

Is this to play with someone or on your own?

Mentalhealthhelp · 03/02/2024 00:04

To play with a person

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justasking111 · 03/02/2024 00:05

I'm hopeless at games. Cards I can manage

UnctuousUnicorns · 03/02/2024 00:48

Hangman?

Ellmau · 03/02/2024 00:50

Uno?

UnctuousUnicorns · 03/02/2024 00:51

Mentalhealthhelp · 02/02/2024 23:52

I'm on a psych ward. I need to be able to play something to pass the time away. Despite having a first in English Literature, I am remarkably bad at most things. I can hold my own at Jack Change It but we're sick of it now and the OT is closed all weekend. Any suggestions about a game sometime normal could play with me and actually have a proper fight on their hands?

I had to look up "Jack Change It"; we always called that "Last Card".

Chickenkeev · 03/02/2024 00:56

Connect 4 or Jenga?

Mirrormeback · 03/02/2024 01:00

Gin rummy is an easy card game

After shuffling each person gets 7 cards

You need to make 2 sets of 3 & 4 cards

Either 4,4,4,4 different suits obviously then 6,7,8 in the same suit

Or 4,4,4 and 6,7,8,9

To win you pick up a card and if you need it you keep it and get rid of another of your cards

Next person does the same

Once you have your two sets then you say gin rummy just before you put your last card down

bluesatin · 03/02/2024 01:01

Whist?

UnctuousUnicorns · 03/02/2024 01:09

Wordle?

FrogInASock · 03/02/2024 01:25

Mirrormeback · 03/02/2024 01:00

Gin rummy is an easy card game

After shuffling each person gets 7 cards

You need to make 2 sets of 3 & 4 cards

Either 4,4,4,4 different suits obviously then 6,7,8 in the same suit

Or 4,4,4 and 6,7,8,9

To win you pick up a card and if you need it you keep it and get rid of another of your cards

Next person does the same

Once you have your two sets then you say gin rummy just before you put your last card down

And there’s the tile version of this if you can get your hands on a set, called Rummy or Rummikub.

and if you get sick of it there’s enough tiles to start building the old style domino tracks where you line them all up and knock one down to knock them all over.

I find rearranging my tiles quite soothing. Others could be driven to distraction with the click clacking noises.

Mentalhealthhelp · 03/02/2024 08:45

Thanks for the suggestions.

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TimeIhadaNightCapwithSanta · 03/02/2024 08:47

Could you get an Amazon same day delivery? Uno, Rummikub or Dobble if so.

justasking111 · 03/02/2024 09:08

"TOWO Mancala Board Game - Kalaha Board Game with Folding Wooden Board Natural Stone Pebbles -Families Board Games-Mancala Games Strategic Game for Kids Adult : Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games" https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOWO-Mancala-Board-Game-Games-Mancala/dp/B08667XSZ3/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=mancala%20game&amp%3Bqid=1706951187&amp%3Bsr=8-1-spons&amp%3Bsp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&amp%3Bpsc=1&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21


I enjoy this game. Also dominoes

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