Wednesday, January 28, 2009

how I spent the last few days

Today is the first day of interim break, and it feels so nice to take some time off. I took a religion class for interim, and it was incredibly easy. We had no homework and our final was to write a paper. However, Kristen, Jill and I decided to make a board game instead of writing a paper. Kristen and I counted up today, and with all three of us, we spent 90+ hours making it since last Friday. It turned out so well, though. It's called "Into Israel: From Womb to Tomb", and it is a trivia game that follows the life cycle of an ancient Israelite. The game is only for mature audiences because the class was called, "Birth, Sex, and Death", and some of the questions (while taken straight from the Bible) are pretty graphic. Plus, no kid would enjoy playing this game--it is not for the faint at heart. Probably the funniest part of the game are the "Providence" cards (thanks, Mumsy) which say all manner of bizarre things to liven up the game. They are basically like chance cards in Monopoly and we had a little too much fun writing them. Everything from "You laid bare your source of blood--lose a turn" to "You reaped some 100 fold grain--switch places with the player of your choice" is in there, and I can't take them seriously. The board itself turned out well, too. We made it out of sandpaper, so that it would look like the wilderness and then taped the playing squares on top of it. I didn't think to take pictures of it before we turned it in today, but we'll get it back and then I'll put up pictures. Overall, though, I couldn't be happier with it and now I have something to show for my class--something much more fun than a 15 page paper.

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