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Weekly Topic Inspiration (formerly HubMob): Board Games & Card Games

  1. Jason Menayan profile image59
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    A bright and cheery Monday, everyone! (or a cold and misty one if you're here in San Francisco...)

    Ready for this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration topic? Brought to you by Maddie Ruud, it's board games and card games. Ready to have a go at it? Keep your topic tight and focused, like "Card Games for Long Airplane Flights", "Board Games for Kindergarteners", "Card Games for 8 People" and countless other topics like it. Make sure your Hub title is specific and to-the-point.

    Participation is easy. All you have to do is follow these directions below.

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Card Games for Long Airplane Flights or Board Games for Kindergarteners.
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    Have fun, everyone!
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5102823_f248.jpg

    1. whaturmissing profile image86
      whaturmissingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote about Scrabble Platinum edition board game with rotating board.  Great for adult game nights! 

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Scrabble-Platin … Game-Night

    2. dariashakti profile image77
      dariashaktiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Cribbage-A-Grea … uples?done

      Here's my contribution...fun topic...thanks!

  2. Docmo profile image94
    Docmoposted 6 years ago

    Great topic!

    I am thinking about a few ideas to write about...

    Meanwhile I wonder if people may be interested in the History of the Playing Cards that I wrote about previously...
    <link snipped>

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, yes!  You were actually the first person that I thought of, Mohan, when I read this topic. That was a marvelous hub.  smile

  3. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Thanks Jason and Maddie! 

    There are many board games on the market, so I thought that a guide would help to choose some good, quality games for your family to enjoy.  I've played these games growing up and have also played these with my children.  In fact, we're still playing these, and some of them are teens!  smile 

    Here's my contribution for this week:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Family-Game-Nig … rites?done

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good one.  smile

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Hi-
      (Yes, Jason--it's why I moved away from SF; born & raised there, got sick of freezing all summer!) ;-)

    Question:

    There is no more "changing theme" graphic to include to identify our hubs for this new name of the thing that used to be a Hub Mob.

    Can we copy and use the "weekly topic inspiration" graphic at the top of THIS page, with the thought bubble & the little girl??  That way, any outside traffic would know they were looking at a 'themed' topic.

    1. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sure, I don't see why not. smile

  5. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Whoops!  I automatically assumed that the bubble topic graphic was to be included in the hub.  I have it on my hub already.


    Can I keep it?  Huh?  Huh?  Can I?  Can I?  lol

    1. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sure. smile

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile  smile  Thanks!!  smile

  6. lilibees profile image61
    lilibeesposted 6 years ago

    I wrote my hub for this particular topic of ispiration about Imaginiff... a board/card game for adults and children 12 years and older. However I feel the game is much more entertaining for adult friends.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Imaginiff-Fun-game-with-friends

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lilibees--great hub.  I am intrigued.  smile

  7. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Here's mine for the week:  Aggravation

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Aggravation-A-G … Family-Fun

  8. lilibees profile image61
    lilibeesposted 6 years ago

    One more from me lilibees for this weeks inspirational topic, ZONK.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Games-With-Dice#

  9. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

    Just finished my hub about Barbie games!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/GreatBarbieGames

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      good one.

  10. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    I am quite a fan of Apples to Apples. It's the game of comparisons. Easy to set up, easy to play, and so much fun!

    http://hubpages.com/_hpmm/hub/Entertain … -to-Apples

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just realized that this Hub did not show up as an answer on the question page. I followed all directions, so I'm not sure why it didn't show up. I began working on it last night and I just published it. Could there have been a disconnect somewhere? Oh well. Just wondering. smile

      1. Jason Menayan profile image59
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Did you click on the make a Hub about it button? That step "pairs" your Hub with the Question.

        1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
          ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, I did. It still doesn't show up under the question, but on the right side of my hub, it says that it answers the question...

          1. Denise Handlon profile image87
            Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're right-I didn't see it either.  ??

          2. Jason Menayan profile image59
            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hmmm...that's definitely a bug. I'll put in a ticket to engineering. Thank you for letting me know. smile

            1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
              ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No problem! Thanks for helping!! smile

              1. Jason Menayan profile image59
                Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry for the late reply about this, but this bug was identified and fixed by engineering. Your Hub now appears in the associated WTI Question. smile

                1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
                  ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks, Jason!

      2. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mine is still not appearing. sad

        1. Denise Handlon profile image87
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is so weird.  sad

        2. Jason Menayan profile image59
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It appears this bug is affecting quite a few Hubs. However, engineering is trying to hone in on the problem, so it will eventually be fixed. smile
          (Feel free to share links here in this forum thread in the meantime, of course)

    2. prairieprincess profile image96
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Practical Mommy, we have crossed paths!  I have been working on  a hub that includes "apples to apples" for the last couple of days. I did not notice yours, at all. I love that game, and included in my hub on games for increasing vocabulary.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Prairieprincess-it must be a great game.  Interesting from what I have read.  Great minds think alike, you know.  smile

  11. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 6 years ago

    Ok, here's mine for the week.  Can't play games without some sort of learning going on.  Well, at least in school!  Here are some great math card games.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Card-Games-That … ath-Skills

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good one. REad it.

  12. Happyboomernurse profile image88
    Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago

    Wrote about the board game, Rich Dad Cashflow for Kids, because it is a fun way to teach complex financial concepts to kids aged 6 to 12.
    Hub title is Rich Dad Cashflow for Kids: A Fun Board Game About Money. It can be seen at http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/2511780

    1. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just read your hub.  It was great!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I read it but could not follow it from your link posted here.  ??

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
        ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The link told me "You do not own this hub". Is it a link while the hub was still in edit mode?

        1. Denise Handlon profile image87
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is exactly what I saw when I tried the link.

    3. prairieprincess profile image96
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fantastic hub!

  13. kimh039 profile image91
    kimh039posted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Internet-Sc … abble-Site

    OK.  I wrote about The Internet Scrabble Club because I love Scrabble and the ISC really is the best online Scrabble site.....but I am posting the link right next to a warning that forum posts that promote your own Hub will be deleted:(

  14. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Here is my contribution to the topic:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Board-Games-Rem … -Warp?done

    I always seem to have trouble settling on just one for this kind of topic--so this is a review and memory trip of 4 games.

  15. Happyboomernurse profile image88
    Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago

    Don't know if I contact Jason through here about the problem I'm having, or somewhere else. The link from this forum to my hub, Rich Dad Cashflow for Kids: A Fun Board Game About Money http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/2511780 goes to an incomplete version of the hub (it's stuck in edit mode and when I click done editing and return to this forum and try to get through again, the same thing happens). Denise Handlon also told me that she couldn't access the my hub through the forum link.

    1. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi HBN: ThePracticalMommy is right. It looks like this link is to your Hub while in "edit mode" (i.e. only you would be able to see it).

  16. Just Ask Susan profile image88
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    Here is my hub for this weeks Inspiration for Card Games
    http://hubpages.com/hub/SNAP-An-Old-Fav … -Card-Game

  17. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Thanks Jason.  For a moment there, I thought it was just me.  lol  good thing I'm not all alone!   Have a good weekend!

  18. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    OMG!!  How could I have done it?  How could I have forgotten to include my all-time favorite game for the wee youngsters??!!

    I've re-edited my hub to include the Uncle Wiggily game I loved so much as a little girl.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Board-Games-Rem … -Time-Warp

  19. ecomama profile image61
    ecomamaposted 6 years ago

    Would it be wrong to write about how much I loath board games?  Family game night was forced on me as a kid and I think I may be damaged!  Perhaps I will write about how Candy Land gives me the shakes?

    1. ecomama profile image61
      ecomamaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wait I do like banana grams hmmm

    2. prairieprincess profile image96
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That would be an interesting hub, IMHO!

      I think you're either a game person, or you're not.

  20. randomcreative profile image92
    randomcreativeposted 6 years ago

    I've been planning to write a hub about elementary classroom board games so I used that for my topic.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Board-Games-for … -Classroom

  21. carpesomediem profile image59
    carpesomediemposted 6 years ago

    I wrote about Nintendo Monopoly.  It combines two of my favorite things in life, and it's a lot of fun to play.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Nintendo-Monopoly-for-Everyone

  22. Charlotte B Plum profile image84
    Charlotte B Plumposted 6 years ago

    I wrote about my Solitaire journey - how it changed from the traditional simple green background, and has undergone a makeover in many of the online gaming sites.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Playing-Solitai … rent-Looks

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice hub.

  23. prairieprincess profile image96
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    I have written a hub about games I have used for building vocabulary in the classroom. These are also good games for wordlovers, like myself, too!

    Here is the link:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Board-Games … Vocabulary

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nicely done. Read it and enjoyed.

      1. prairieprincess profile image96
        prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Denise and Docmo!

    2. Docmo profile image94
      Docmoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Enjoyed the hub!

  24. prairieprincess profile image96
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    Denise, it's such a fun game! I would recommend it for anyone!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I will put it on my list for Christmas in July with my grandkids.  lol

  25. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Here is my second hub for this weeks topic. It is a different version of Chutes and Ladders.  More complex and revealing.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Before-Chutes-a … ledge?done

    1. Happyboomernurse profile image88
      Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fascinating hub Denise. You really did a great job of explaining the more complex and revealing game of Leela.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Gail.  smile

  26. Stephanie Henkel profile image98
    Stephanie Henkelposted 6 years ago

    Better late than never, here's my hub for the Board Games & Card Games topic: Playing Card Games for Senior Brain Fitness.  Who knew that the seniors at the Senior Center playing their marathon games of Pinochle and Euchre were actually exercising their brains?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Playing-Card-Ga … in-Fitness

    1. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're not late, and it was great.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, Stephanie, it was!  smile

    3. prairieprincess profile image96
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very lovely hub, Stephanie!

  27. prairieprincess profile image96
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    Jason, I have written a hub for this topic, by answering the question. However, when I go to the question, my answer is not showing up in the list of answers. Any idea why this may be? Thanks in advance!

  28. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    OK   I think I got this last game board hub in just under the wire:   Trivial Pursuit.  I was so surprised no one mentioned this one.  I've been waiting...so, here it is:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Trivial-Pursuit … e-80s?done

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOVED it--read & commented--perhaps raved LOL

    2. Happyboomernurse profile image88
      Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub, Denise, with a lot of interesting history on Trivial Pursuit!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DML and HBN  smile  It was a race against time...but I see that the topic is still posted at 10:00 a.m. EST   (?)  I'll have to keep that in mind this week if I feel the deadline creeping up.

  29. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Hello Jason-it is Monday eve here on the East Coast.  How are you?  smile

    I am wondering if there will be a new weekly topic inspiration this week or are we continuuing to use the board games/card games topic from last year.  Thank you.   Have a good week.  smile

    1. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about the delay, everyone! Yes, Simone's preparing this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration and it will go live in a new thread this evening. smile

      And have a great week!

      1. Simone Smith profile image88
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this
    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry for the delay, Denise wink
      I'm really excited about this week's topic! It was another one of Maddie's fabulous ideas!

  30. Karanda profile image82
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    As usual I'm late for the last week's inspirational topic. Now I must get busy on the next one. Last week's was on the addictive nature of solitaire, especially Spider Solitaire, love it, hate it but have to keep playing.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Spider-Solitair … -Computers

  31. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 6 years ago
 
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