on our trip to naples, jeff and i hung out with his cousin chris, chris's wife kendra, and their son jeremiah. i had never met them before and jeff hadn't seen them in 17 years, which is a shame because they are awesome.
the night before jeff and i went back to virginia beach, chris taught us how to play rummikub. now, i had played with rummikub a lot as a child at my grandma's house, but never formally learned the game. i just liked this little guy:
what child wouldn't want to play with a tile that features a bald, wrinkly, sarcastic bitty moon man?!
turns out he's the joker. who knew?
anyway, rummikub, much like scrabble, is a near perfect game: there's a delightful balance between luck and strategy. since i was new, i was pretty light on the strategy, and my luck seemed rather thin that night too, but i could see myself getting into this game. now i just need to buy it.