On the third night of Chinese New Year, there was a gathering of the saints at Moses' place. I turned down two other relatively significant plans with friends and cousins, just to be there for the gathering. A gathering of more than 30 people, young and old, big and small, but sadly, ALL guys. There were all sorts of activities.
The entire house was broken down into three seperate portions: Black Jack table, Mah Jong Table, and Risk Table.
Yes, you heard that right, we played RISK for Chinese New Year. Since the Black Jack table was
I personally think that idea of having RISK for CNY was lame, because:
More than half of the people there do not play the game, and never touched the game before. Sadly that includes me.
The game takes HOURS to be completed. Well, how many hours do we have in one night?
The rules of the game were super complicated, even those who claimed to know how to play the game were confused at many, many times.
I do not see how the game fits in Chinese New Year. It is like playing snake and ladders for CNY all night long. The game sadly involved throwing dices all along.
Come on lah, I am over 21 years old, and almost everyone on the table also was, and we are still playing board game?
There I had more luck. And I was familiar with the game. Once I rested my round butt on the chair of the Black Jack table, I ruled the game !!!!
Double 7 !!! Double the return !!
Banglat !! Ush Ush Ush !!!
Ngo Liong (Five Dragons) Ooooommpphhh !!!
Anyone cared to guess how much I won the other night?? Hmmm?? Ok, I think everyone on the table (all strangers anyway) gave me the one-kind-look on me photographing every huge winning cards. Feeling uncomfortable, I stopped. Maybe people were not happy seeing a stranger winning continously. Of course, I had MORE of such winning cards, unphotographed.
I am now so deeply in LOVE with Mr Money Cash... Ohhhh yeah baby...
Side Note: I had a great time in the gathering, though RISK was a little inappropriate. Thanks Moses for hosting such event, it was a good one. By the way, our local Black Jack, called the Bang Lat does have dissimilar rules with the internationally recognised version. There are variations in playing style and cash distribution.