Now, I am not unkind. I would let a little kid beat me at a game.
I will hold back when I play a game with my daughter – it is more important to me that she learn good sportsmanship and the rules of the games we play.
And, I would let a grandma cheat (mine always did) to win.
But if you are reading this, and you play euchre or a board game with me – look out. When it comes to games, I am a wild woman. I play to win and I take ridiculous risks. When I play ‘Monopoly,’ I try hard to bankrupt the other players and block their acquisitions. When I play ‘Risk,’ I aim to rule the world.
I play games in a way that is the very opposite of how I behave in real-life: In games I am not careful, cautious, or practical. I take wild, daring (but not un-calculated) risks. I play to win. If I behaved like that in real life, I would be really miserable to be around.