Nailed it

Last week my daughters (ages 7 and almost-5) and I set up to play a game of Lord of the Rings Risk. The 7-year-old rarely shares events of the day without any prodding, but as we were finally playing Risk on Sunday evening, she turned to me and said, “Today in class I accidentally called the Terrestrial Kingdom ‘Middle-Earth.’ My teacher said ‘Congratulations, that’s from Lord of the Rings!’ and gave me a high five.”

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About Ben Pratt

I am married to a brilliant and lovely woman. Remarkably, our union has produced three brilliant and lovely daughters! We enjoy reading, going for walks and bike rides, and Friday night pizza picnics in the family room. Descended from Parley P. Pratt (founding editor of this blog's namesake), Charles Henry Wilcken, Zachariah Bruyn Decker, Jesse N. Smith, Frederick G. Williams, and a host of farmers, missionaries, colonizers, businessmen, and pilots, I was raised in Chandler, AZ. I have degrees in physics from both Brigham Young University (BS) and the University of Washington (MS). I earn my filthy lucre teaching physics, mathematics, and fine arts at a public charter school in Mesa, AZ.

10 thoughts on “Nailed it

  1. How in the world did you play LOTR Risk with a 7 and almost 5 year old? That takes some patience, or your kids are brilliant. Good job.

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  3. Ben — You are a rock star to be willing to try to play that game with people you love. I hate playing on anything other than the original board, and will not play with humans (haven’t tried in a very long time — I get way too emotionally invested, and am known to make obscene gestures at the computers I play against).

    This is too cool.

  4. Ben, I call foul. You should not be allowed to make a Star Wars reference in a post that involves LOTR Risk. Shame on you for crossing that line.

  5. lol. The two actually have quite a bit in common, so I see no problem with all of us using Middle Earth instead of the more boring Terrestrial Kindgom.

    There’s a LOTR Risk game? Two of my favorite things combined into one best thing. Next we’ll have pet sharks that poop pure Swiss milk chocolate.

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