Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yet Another Addiction!

The Da Vinci Code Board Game: The Quest For Truth
If you've read the book or have seen the movie, some of you may either love The Da Vinci Code or hate it. There doesn't seem to be any in between when it comes to The Da Vinci Code.
I was telling my student how games like Scrabble are really good for improving her English skills. We were out Christmas shopping last week, and my student saw the Da Vinci Code board game. Not knowing what it was about or what the level of difficulty was, she bought it. It looked interesting enough!

I am a board game addict. I love games, challenges, and competition. Scrabble, Monopoly, Balderdash, Cranium, Trivial Pursuit...You name it, I love playing it. I'm such a geek that way.

We tried it out a few nights ago, and were really confused. It's not the easiest game to play, but it sure is challenging. The object of the game is to solve the mysteries. The mysteries are hidden everywhere, but the answers are in plain view...If you know how to crack the codes, decipher symbols, answer math and history questions, etc.

The good thing about this game is that you "don't need to be an art or history buff to decode these mysteries". You travel around the board and collect clues and info to identify the Mystery Question (20 spaces on your game card). At the end of the game, not only do you have to try to solve the mystery question, but you also have to answer five questions.

I am addicted to this game because you really need to "keep your eyes wide open, your wits about you and your secrets to yourself". Even our two little nieces are hooked now...and they're only 10 and 12 years old! They love the challenge and the problem solving. The reading and questions are really good for them too. I also love that they are getting introduced to the works of Da Vinci, Poussin, Degas and other great artists!!!


Curiosity.Killer said...

Oh we should totally play a game of scrabbles or da vinci when I'm there to see you!!

Next time. There'll always be next time.

C said...

So excited! It's always a great time when you're around!
I think you'd like playing the Da Vinci Code. It's really interesting with all the history and art clues.

I was looking at some pics of when you guys were here in the summer. All our photos by the water, at the cottage...I miss you!!!
Love ya! xoxo

BeachMama said...

Is is bad for me to admit that I have not read the book nor seen the movie? I just wasn't into it. As for board games, I love them when we actually crack one open and start playing. But, Hubby is slightly competitive so it can get ugly if I win ;).

Girlie Monkey said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You just gave me an idea of what to give my brother-in-law for Christmas!!! I've been trying to come with something for a while now! Plus, that is something we can play after our annual new Year's Eve party slows down a bit! Woo hoo! So excited!

C said...

My MIL didn't want to read the book when she found out what it was about. I don't blame her. It's the type of book that you're either really not interested in or that you really can't put down! For me, it was the latter case. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. The movie...*sigh* I was not so much of a fan of. I didn't think that Tom Hanks was a really good choice for the part of Prof. Robert Langdon. I don't know. Plus, a lot of parts were glossed over. I know they have to cut things out for filming purposes, but for some reason, it didn't really give you the feel that the book did. I know, I know. I am a total book snob and I almost always much prefer the book over the film.

Yes! It's a great idea for a Christmas pressie! Did your BIL read the book or see the movie? It's a really fun game. It's not easy, but I love the challenge!

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