Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Magic of Games

Games are a big part of my life. I've enjoyed playing lots of games; card, board, computer and role playing. I learned many games from my parents and friends.

I started a game club on campus while attending Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. The OCC Game Club was one of the most active, involved and recognized clubs on campus. Our club did funsraisers and the proceeds were used to buy educational games for the children's center on campus. Games are a big part of my life.

Some say life is like a box of chocolates, I say it's like a game. Once you know the rules, it's easy to play. Some players understand how to play quickly, some take longer and some players don't even take a look at the rule booklet. In the game of LIFE everyone can win. Unlike Monopoly, Clue, Sorry, etc. there is only winners in this game of LIFE...unless you declare yourself a looser.

The rules of this game are simple: Think, Be and Do.

Players: One Gamemaster and unlimited number of additional players.

Gamemaster: There is one overall ruling Gamemaster. The role of the Gamemaster is to oversee that the Supreme Rules are followed.

Playing pieces: One game world for all to play in. Each player gets one body, one mind, one spirit. (Note: everyone's spirit is related to everyone else's spirit.)

Rules: Think of what you want. Be in the now. Enjoy.

Strategy: Players can think about anything they want to be, have or do and they will be, get or do it. Whatever you put your attention to, energy in and focus on, you will get. Be aware of the Gamemaster, it knows what you are thinking and feeling and will give you what you want.

Watch out for the EGO. This component of your playing piece can sometimes get in the way and cause setbacks, defines and sets limitations and otherwise make the game less enjoyable than it should be.

The game is most enjoyed when shared with others, so include as many people as you can. Make more friends, smile more and have a great time.

Have fun and pass the dice.

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