The Level Up! Blogfest.
What it’s all about
Games are an important part of living; otherwise life would be boring as hell. You might be a fan of video games, card or dice games, board games or even games you used to play on the playground as a kid. There’s always a game that holds a special place with us.
On February 20th, talk about a game you play or used to play; tell us how it works and share your love of the game with the rest of us. It can be any kind of game you like, from World of Warcraft to Hopscotch, from Monopoly to Blackjack and everything else in between. Tell us what you love about that game. Just sign up with the widget below, and feel free to spread the word and use the badge above! We’ll see you gamers on February 20th!
While I’m not a hardcore gamer – I don’t buy and try every game that comes out for every console – I do have a handful that have become my favorites over the years, and I’m enough infatuated with the gaming industry in general that Scott, the male lead in my upcoming novel Conflict of Interest, runs his own very successful video game company.
When I stopped to think about what my absolute favorite game ever was – the one that holds the most special place in my heart – I had a lot to consider. I tend to be a java-games junkie, always playing the latest puzzle game, so I thought about those (you know, Bejeweled, or anything that requires color and/or shape matching on Facebook). But those are distractions, they’re not near and dear to my heart.
Then there’s the MMORPG I’ve played for the last four and a half years, like the hard-core addict I am. It’s the only MMO I’ve ever been able to get into, and no one’s ever heard of it except the people who play. But even though Mabinogi is an addiction, it’s still not in that top spot in my heart.
I’ve never been big on board games or card games, and while I love a good pen & paper RPG, I’ve never had enough of a group of friends all at the right time to really play any one long term.
When it comes right down to it, my favorite overall game of all times – the one I always go back to and the one that holds a special place in my heart – is Tetris.
Yup. I love those little 4-block shapes, falling randomly, wanting to be lined up nice and neat so they vanish. I’m not sure what it is about Tetris, but there’s something mesmerizing about all those falling, disjointed cubes. That and I’ve been known to work through problem story scenes while I’m making all the shapes fit.
What’s your favorite game? And don’t forget to find out what other people said by visiting the list below.
The Level Up! Blogfest
by Allyson Lindt | Feb 20, 2013 | blogfest, Random Awesomeness | 16 comments
Old school Tetris – I love it! One of the most frustrating games of my childhood 🙂
I get the same problem as you; I want to play pen and paper RPGs but I’ve not got a big enough group of friends to play. It’s a shame 🙁
Thanks for entering the blogfest, Allyson!
Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom
You know, I went and picked up a Tetris game for the Wii last year. I’d been playing on Facebook, but I like to play on the t.v. with that one, so I went and picked one up – love that game!
Tetris is a good one. Classic and simple.
Ah Tetris. That was my first love and something I keep going back to. Funny how the simplest and oldest of games I end up choosing over some of the games with the latest features and best graphics.
Tetris! Loved that game when I was a kid. I had a console that only played Tetris games!
Man, I lost so many hours (and batteries) on the GameBoy version of Tetris. It’s so simple, yet monstrously addictive.
I am a huge Tetris fan. Like Wesley, I also lost several hours playing my Game Boy version. I just couldn’t stop.
Ooh, good choice. I got really into Tetris Friends on Facebook… it is even funner when you are trying to knock out your opponent! Thanks for joining the fest! 😀
Allison (Geek Banter)
We picked the same game! 🙂
I find problems can get worked out while playing Tetris, too. It’s easy to think of other things at the same time.
I love that Tetris helps you deal with problems. It is a really fun game.
I like to think there’s practical application to the game to justify the hours spent playing it. Great choice
Oh my goodness, I spent many, many hours playing Tetris as a child! Great choice!
Oh yeah, you can never go wrong with Tetris. I remember when a friend of mine got the 3 d version of Tetris for N64 and we spent hours and hours playing that game. Great memories.
Love that you think through plot problems while playing Tetris! 🙂
Tetris is fantastic 🙂 I once bought just one of those little handheld things (practically like a phone) but it only had the game tetris on it… how times have changed. 🙂
Tetris rules! And it’s funny, the only people who ever knew about the orgp game, Cosrin, were the ones who played it. 😀