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Canada

Scrabble score sheets

Submitted by: Peggy, Lindsay and Ian

Materials: Paper

My wife, her nana and I, in our isolation bubble have been keeping amused with dinners several times a week followed by a now traditional hyper-competitive Scrabble game. Some of us have improved our vocabularies and math skills significantly while others have continued to stay sharp.

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Canada

The puzzle of isolation

Submitted by: Free falling

Materials: Cardboard cutout puzzle pieces

The puzzle of once being completely free while being totally restricted.

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Canada

Lights out

Submitted by: Ralfyboy

Materials: Pic of basement, pool table, mural, etc.

Image of my late Dad’s basement. He was a true Habs fan. Oddly grateful for the pandemic because watching the Habs play this year would have been difficult.

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Unknown

Cards anyone?

Submitted by: Masie

Materials: Paper, pen

We played cards, to past the time. Good family time.

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United States

Ps4

Submitted by: Ajdel A.

Materials: PS4 controller and games

It keeps me entertained, and it’s a great way to communicate with my friends.

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Australia

Double Thirteen

Submitted by: Rebecca

Materials: Playing cards, score sheet, worthy opponent

My mother taught me how to play the card game of ‘Double Thirteen’ as a child. Every woman on her side of the family knows how to play. The double deck of cards always managed to find it’s way to the table when we visited family.

I am now living on the other side of the world, but my girlfriend has had the patience to let me teach her. We now play on a daily basis, often with a beer or wine in hand. I love that playing a simple card game can make me feel like I’m closer to home, and closer to my family that I miss dearly.

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Australia

Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server

Submitted by: Nick L

Materials: Raspberry Pi 4B+, Minecraft

If you have a Raspberry Pi or similar computer, you could host a Minecraft server on it so you and your friends can play together!

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Unknown

Locked inside with Uno cards

Submitted by: Mm

Materials: Uno cards and table

My brothers and I have been playing Uno every day. Locking inside God knows for how long we are going to stay inside, I couldn’t ask for a better game to lock inside with my family.

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United States

Monopoly

Submitted by: Brielle

Materials: Monopoly board game

An item indicative of this time period of the COVID-19 pandemic is a Monopoly board game. In 100 years, scientists will certainly remember the effects of the virus on health and medicine, as they will advance incredibly in order to prevent another outbreak. What will be forgotten is how the entire world halted our technology-obsessed, fast-paced way of life, and spent time with our families, quarantined at home. Personally, my family started to play Monopoly as a result of boredom, but this board game represents any kind of family activity excluding technology. Just as we are shocked by the artifacts from the pre-cellphone era, the next generation will be surprised that an era of advanced technology will be represented by an old-fashion board game. The positive side of this pandemic is how it brings families together.

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United States

Daily Mind Game

Submitted by: Yvonne Rodrigues

Materials: Paper & Pen

Words that became everyday norm, that sometimes we’re contradicted. I continually add to it..