Charity Challenge 2022 - Week 4 Nights 1 & 2

We’ve got week 4 off to a start! I’m a few days behind on posting these, so I will combine these days – sorry about that (Two kid birthdays in a week + the other seasonal commitments + actually playing our games every night is a lot!).

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Rachel’s Victory

Rachel last week completed the first ever clean sweep in Charity Challenge history. I wanted to take a little pause here to congratulate her on a well fought battle, bringing the historical record to 4 tournament wins to 3 for Rachel.

I’ll be back next year to try and tie it up!

As I said in the last post, we’ve still got two weeks of games to play out, and we appreciate you following along.

Night 1

Now that Rachel has won this thing, we’re probably going to pick games together that’ll maximize our fun. Rachel went straight to the shelf tonight and grabbed Blokus Duo, the two player game of Blokus.

Blokus is a game where you strategically place tetris-like pieces on a board trying to block your opponent from placing theirs. It’s a fun and accessible puzzle that’s great for families. If you want to learn more about the game you can check out this video.

Rachel went into this knowing that she was heading into a game where she doesn’t often win and the first game went quickly in my favour (we played best of 3). HOWEVER the second game Rachel put up a really good fight and we went into game three ending up with a rare draw.

The decider was back and forth but in the end I managed to play a pretty solid/steady game and ended up winning -9 to -17 (you lose points for the pieces left in your hand at the end of the game).

Night 2

On Night 2 we were exhausted from a week of hosting two birthday parties for Claire and Saige so we decided to go with something light and fun – we decided to play best of 5 Connect Four.

Connect 4 is a mass market classic – you are dropping pieces onto a board trying to get 4 of your colour in a row. It’s simple and straight forward fun, and the perfect antidote to an exhausted evening.

Ok, let me just say this straight up – Rachel is better than me at Connect 4. There’s something about my ADHD where I just am blind to certain corners of the board and she always manages to find that one little corner I’ve not found. THAT SAID. We went long on this one – I managed to win game one, Rachel won games two and three, and then I won game four.

We then fought hard through an indecisive game five, as we ended up drawing. After that however Rachel won pretty quickly, clearly not willing to lose two nights in a row and with that Rachel had won the night!

Wrap Up

Two really fun and low stress nights as life has been busy, but we had a lot of fun. We’ll see you tomorrow for the next installment of the Charity Challenge 2022.