Can you finish these lines?

“One small step for man . . .”

“All of them had hair of gold, like their mother . . .”

“So bye, bye Miss American Pie . . .”

“Away to the window I flew like a flash . . .”

“The fundamental things apply . . .”

In the board game Finish Lines, players compete to finish famous lines from television, movies, literature, music, nursery rhymes, proverbs, and such like. Be the first to correctly finish eleven phrases such as “From the town of Bedrock . . .” or “Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard . . .” or “And I am telling you . . . ” and you win the game.

Courtney gave Finish Lines to Tom for Christmas and we all had a dysfunctional moment or two lot of fun playing together, like we always do when our family plays games. Seriously, this past Christmas just might have been the Best Holiday Season Of My Entire Life, and it was spending time together, doing things like playing Finish Lines, that made it so.

Over the weekend, we had our friends Joan and Bill over for dinner. After dinner we played Finish Lines with them.

Joan [reading from card]: “Genius is one percent inspiration . . .”

Tom: “ . . . and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Joan: “Correct.”

Tom [with certainty]: “Einstein.”

Joan: “Edison.”

Tom [politely feigning doubt]: “Einstein?”

Joan [reviewing card]: “It’s Edison, [pauses for effect] Einstein.”

6 comments on “It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose . . .”

  1. thank you so much for your comment on my “homecoming video!”

    This sounds like a great, fun game. We have some friends that we play board games with and I’m going to have to look for this one now.

  2. Sounds like such a great game. You’ve reminded me that family time really is the greatest blessing, and especially the simple moments, like playing board games.

    We’re still playing Dora Candy Land, but hopefully we’ll graduate to other such games.

    In the meantime, you’ve inspired me to spend some time with my husband doing something simple, like Scrabble.

  3. Hello? Where has this game BEEN all my life? I am hunting this down pronto, just so my enthusiastic torture of my loved ones can begin as soon as possible.

    (Thanks for stopping by my blog!)

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