In this fast and furious game of quick hand-eye coordination, can you be the first to slam all your cards onto the Spit Pile? This one’s for 2 players, so if your child can keep up and doesn’t get frustrated with losing games where you have to be fast, it’s a fun one to use for one-on-one bonding time. [Read more…] about How to Play Spit
Maybe it was the crazy name, or the “slap rule”, but out of all the card games I played with my brothers and sisters as a kid, Egyptian Rat Screw was my favorite. Like any games that involve being the fastest to slap the deck of cards, this game isn’t for the very little guys. When I first introduced my boys to games that involved speed, they still hated losing so much it NEVER went over well when they didn’t slap the deck first. And I’m too competitive to “let” them win.
How to Deal
Deal all of the cards evenly, face down. Gather them into a tidy pile in front of you and Don’t Look!
How to Play
The person to the left of the dealer starts the game by flipping over the top card on their pile and placing it in the middle, face up. Everyone continues around the circle, placing cards in the center until someone places a face card (J, Q, K, or A).
When a face card or Ace is in play, the next player also needs to place a face card or Ace. If they don’t they lose the ENTIRE middle pile to the person who first placed the face card. The winner of the pile collects their cards and starts the next round.
The Slap Rules: This is where it gets interesting
Winning a “Face-off” isn’t the only way to collect cards. You can slap in when any of these things happen. I honestly don’t remember using ALL of these slap rules. If it’s too many to remember, just pick a few. Half the fun of playing these games as kids was making up our own rules.
Doubles— if there’s a 4 on the pile and the next person places another 4, you can slap in to get all the cards.
Sandwich– If there’s a 4, then someone lays a 3 and then the next player’s card is another 4– slap in to get all the cards.
Tens– When 2 cards played add up to 10, you can slap and get all the cards.
Jokers– Anytime someone lays a Joker you can slap in.
4 in a row— When 4 cards are played in increaseing or decreasing order, (4,5,6) or (8,7,6)- Slap in and collect those cards!
Marriage- If there’s a K and someone plays a Q, or if there’s a Q and someone plays a K- Slap in.
If you get slap happy and slap at any other time– put 2 of your cards on the bottom of the center pile.
If you run out of cards, keep playing. You can slap in to get some cards back. The game doesn’t end until one person has ALL the cards.
How to Win
Be the person with ALL the cards at the end of the game.
This post is the first in a series of case studies so you can see the thought process that goes into planning and executing an effective Facebook advertising campaign.
Sure, you could just “boost” an organic post to get your message in front of more eyeballs.
But just boosting posts willy-nilly won’t get you the kind of results I’m seeing pop up all over the internet lately boasting massive ROI. In fact, you could spend a lot of money and not get results. Which kind of defeats the purpose of paying for traffic, now doesn’t it? [Read more…] about 239% ROI: A Facebook Ads Success Story (Part 1 of 3)
Before you continue reading, I feel it’s my duty to warn you before I tell you about this book. It’s really like Pandora’s box. Once you read it, you will be seeing the teachings applied EVERYWHERE. All of the major marketing guru players are using these techniques in their marketing. It might be hard to focus on your current business priorities, your family, anything at all really. Your head will be spinning. You might be overwhelmed by a flood of fresh ideas.
It might be hard to focus on your current business priorities, your family, anything at all really. Your head will be spinning. You might be overwhelmed by a flood of fresh ideas.
You will feel like Dorothy once she peeked behind the curtain and found out that the great and powerful wizard was not all that great and powerful.
Ok, are you ready to hear about it? And how it’s helped me so far on my entrepreneurial journey? [Read more…] about This Book Completely Changed the Way I Think About My Online Business
Several years ago, I sat by the campfire, completely engrossed in the book Bossypants, by Tina Fey.
I’ve been a fan since Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon.
But reading this book, especially as a parent, made me love her even more.
As I read her Rules of Improvisation, I couldn’t help but think about how they applied to playing with my boys. [Read more…] about Tina Fey’s Rules of Improv Comedy Will Change the Way You Play With Your Kids