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Games Threads.

(56 Posts)
merlotgran Sat 17-Mar-18 00:05:47

There are currently sixteen on the go.

I suppose I AM being unreasonable but is this what we've become?


Marydoll Sat 17-Mar-18 13:50:51

Now Merlot, remember you must live up to your name and bring a case of nice vino. ????????????.
If my memory serves me correct, (things are a bit hazy just now, I was out with the Air Vice Marshall and the Admiral last night) there are 12 bottles in case.
If you can't manage that, anything vaguely alcoholic will do.
Look forward to seeing you, I hope you have your party piece ready. smile

merlotgran Sat 17-Mar-18 13:53:39

Just the one case?

I think I can manage that. grin

Marydoll Sat 17-Mar-18 14:08:05

Well, if you have more, that would be great.
Meno and Lemon get very thirsty.
Chewy on the other hand is detoxing at the moment. She is so high ? on the fumes from her new flooring, that she forgot to put her vest on under her seven veils the other night. ?‍♀️I believe the Captain is still receiving trauma counselling. sad

Marydoll Sat 17-Mar-18 14:09:48

Oops, is this a thread about a thread? I had better retreat quickly. Sorry sad, I'll get back to my games.

gerry86 Sat 17-Mar-18 14:12:28

Read about the games threads so had to have a look, half an hour later ........

Marydoll Sat 17-Mar-18 14:12:52

I know.....grin

NanaandGrampy Sat 17-Mar-18 15:08:05

I think on Mumsnet you can block threads you’re not interested in ( I might be wrong) but that would be a hugely useful tool.

Chewbacca Sat 17-Mar-18 15:08:16

The games threads are, for me, a place where there is good humour, friendship and a small degree of mental agility. And it's good to see so many new names on the games threads too; the more the merrier!

Jalima1108 Sat 17-Mar-18 15:18:05

I started one about the situation in Ghouta but only got one or two responses. sad

Is there a limit to the number of threads that can be active? If not, then there would be room for many more.

FarNorth Sun 18-Mar-18 21:27:26

I see that if I set Gransnet to "mobile site" on my tablet, I then get the facility to hide threads.
Could be useful for some.

SparklyGrandma Mon 19-Mar-18 14:20:25

I Agee Chewbacca there is fun and humour and sometimes a glass of wine, silliness and keeping the brain active on games threads. Long may they be...

hildajenniJ Mon 19-Mar-18 15:18:59

I like the games threads, but why are some of them duplicated? I don't often look at them during the day, but pop in during the evening, often at bed time to help me unwind.

Marydoll Mon 19-Mar-18 15:38:56

A couple were duplicated because the original game reached 1000 posts and then two different posters started the new thread, not realising that the other had also done so.

Anyway, I enjoy them and as Chewy and Sparkly have previously said, "A place where there is good humour, friendship and a small degree of mental agility"

It is also a good place for new posters to dip a toe in the water, non threatening and no chance of anyone taking offence. .

SparklyGrandma Tue 20-Mar-18 23:32:54

Thank you Marydoll

farview Wed 21-Mar-18 16:25:55

I love the Games,well some of them, abbreviation,last three letters,word pairs/association..
but there are some rather silly ones on there also!!

MissAdventure Wed 21-Mar-18 16:28:38

I like the silly ones. I can keep myself amused for hours on those. smile

FarNorth Wed 21-Mar-18 16:48:33

Heaven forbid that grans are ever silly!

Jalima1108 Wed 21-Mar-18 17:56:15

A place where there is good humour, friendship and a small degree of mental agility

Well, it could be small for some grin

Chewbacca Wed 21-Mar-18 18:34:46

Well.... I was being diplomatic Jalima! grin

OurKid1 Wed 21-Mar-18 19:16:50

I see GN as being a bit like an interactive magazine - there are serious topics, which I tend to stick with, but it's good sometimes to have a bit of relaxation with the equivalent of those middle pages with puzzles and the like, as well as the cookery, gardening, telly bits and the occasional bit of sport - especially when Wimbledon is on!

Jalima1108 Wed 21-Mar-18 20:11:19

OurKid1 a very good analogy
(except that we are the contributors and on the www!)

OurKid1 Thu 22-Mar-18 08:23:42

Jalima - indeed we are.

sodapop Thu 22-Mar-18 08:35:20

I don't think there has been any suggestion that games should not be on GN. It would be better though if they had their own area as there are so many.

Elegran Thu 22-Mar-18 08:47:33

But they do have their own area - a topic called "Games". That title appears above every Games thread, and if you don't want to open one, you can ignore it, just as (we are frequently being told) you can ignore anything under the topic of diet and exercise, relationships, nature, science and environment, or even news and political, which has many threads.

mcem Thu 22-Mar-18 08:52:49

I'd like to hide some threads and have my tablet on mobile site but can't see any hide option.
Can anyone help?