Cards against humanity can just speak for itself on this one. It definitely requires you to reflect on your own humor as well as the other people’s around you. You have to use metacognition to know that a certain card would or wouldn’t be funny for that judge. When you’re the judge you have to think about what you find funny or what you think matches the black card literally and so on. It requires a lot of creativity throughout the whole thing. You have to choose from a handful of cards which one you think is funniest. Especially with the nerdier one we played on Tuesday. That one made us really go out of our comfort zone. Half the time I didn’t even know what the card meant, but I learned from it and created a weird scenario anyways. Creativity brings games to life.
I cannot even begin to imagine the number of games that there are. From cards to board games to acting out games to tag to sports to computer games and so on and so forth. There is a game for everyone, undoubtedly. I think that’s what makes them so unique; there aren’t a lot of things in the world that please everyone. Game variety allows everyone to have their fun.
Yes, as I’ve stated over and over games are fun, but they are also more than that. I didn’t think I would and I didn’t at first, but I can tell with Minecraft. I’ve learned that it’s not really about the end product, but it’s about the determination, creativity, reflection, and the process of being able to create something amazing on your own. That’s literally what writing is about. All throughout school we’re taught, “don’t plagiarize,” “be creative,” “make great things.” Well when it comes to writing we’re doing the same thing we do in Minecraft. Taking your own ideas and turning them into words that sound good is a struggle and most students would probably say the same. But even when you fail and even when your writing sucks, you can learn from that and always improve. So like games, you have the ability to choose what path you want to take, you can win and you can lose, but either way the experience is most rewarding.