Whether it’s testosterone, perversity, or just plain curiosity, most of the men I know are fiercely competitive. That’s been both a blessing and a curse when it comes to me and Scrabble.
You see, I looooooooove to play Scrabble. And I am fiercely competitive. Plus I know the meaning of weird two-letter words like:
- ka is a spiritual force
- ai is a three-toed sloth
- jo means sweetheart
- I don’t know what the hell za means, but I know it’s legal to use.
If I play balls out, I’d typically wipe the Scrabble board with my boyfriends, which of course they HATED. My husband is the first man who ever liked to play just because he liked the game (and loves to see me happy).
It’s been a pretty safe bet in relationships past that once the men in my life find out about my Scrabble talent, they’d get much less interested in playing Scrabble with me.
But I looooooooove to play Scrabble!
So I tricked them into it.
Seriously, it’s easy…you just have to play dirty, if you know what I mean.
Top 4 Most Successful Ways to Coerce Dudes to Play Scrabble**:
- Strip Scrabble.
Warning: If you’re great at the game, your bluff gets called pretty quickly on this. The enticement of nakedness will lead your Scrabble partner along for a game or two, but after they’re down to nothing and you’ve only taken your shoes off, multiple games in a row, they’ll begin to catch on.
- Naked Scrabble.
It’s a pretty safe bet that, even if they don’t love Scrabble, they DO love naked women. Therefore, it’s a win-win. And you don’t need to put them through the embarrassment of the above method.
One of my girlfriends traded sex for chores. For me it was “food for Scrabble.” (No, I didn’t starve the guy, I just held his favorite baked goods hostage for Scrabble games. No Scrabble, no cookies.)
- Trade off Games.
It’s only fair. Perhaps they love a game you hate (like Monopoly). You can trade off playing each person’s favorite game, with a periodic foray into something you both love (like Doctor).
Do you have things you like to do that your “Y Chromosome” doesn’t? How do you motivate them to play? And how about you “Ys”…do you have tricks that work the other direction on the “X Chromosomes” in your life? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!
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