At the Keller house we are huge gamers. That doesn’t mean quite what you think. We are nerdy Luddite gamers. So it doesn’t involve computers. We play games: board games and card games. Everything from Settlers of Catan to Power Grid to Bang to Louis XIV to Killer Bunnies. Yes, Killer Bunnies is a real game. The cards include “cyber bunny,” “nuclear warhead,” “miniature black hole,” and “fluorine gas.” Yes, the game is very popular with teenage boys.
But we have normal games too, like Uno. However, we don’t play by the regular rules, which are too tedious for words. We play a version called “Speed Uno” that was invented by a friend of ours. As you can imagine “Speed Uno” is much faster (duh) and players interrupt each other’s play all the time. However, even Speed Uno was still a bit boring. So we came up with a couple more rules to ensure only barely managed chaos. Players are moving so fast that some bumping of arms and shoving of shoulders occurs. We call it “Contact Uno.” You’re welcome to join us, but you might want to bring your fencing masks and some shoulder pads—that way you can get your cards down before Luke wins by playing four cards in a row without even having time to yell “Uno!”