Let's start by getting this straight. I love board games. I mean feckin love them. Scrabble, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Pictionary, Cleudo, Game Of Life (and its reverse twin Go For Broke) etc etc etc.
I played them with religious gusto whenever I got the chance when I was a kid. Since then the pickings have been slimmer. The kids aren't quite old enough just yet to be put through that particular ordeal (they have their own games we play) and I long ago figured out that no-one wants to come over to the house of the games nerd, particularly when you bring them out after 3 or 4 drinks when everyone was having a swimming time up til then; Polka excepted even though she keeps taking a hammering at Trivial Pursuit :-)
And so my passion has remained underground (or hidden away in a blanket box, whatever.)
Until now. Like JTM, Milan and others I've discovered the wonders of Facebook and in particular playing the Scrabble application on it. I'm playing 8 games right now (including Milan and the long lost Conformist No2). I'm even playing turns between typing here.
I may have a problem.
Particularly that I'm now no longer speaking to Milan after she scored 83 with BRUNETTE.