For most folks, Halloween is a fun time to dress up and go from door to door collecting candy. But for the awesome few, we do something a little different. For my family, it’s always Star Wars day. Recently, we started decorating and I dressed up as a Jedi, boosted by the fact that we bought the lightsabers from Disneyland two years ago. This year we played two games that any Star Wars fan will be delighted to enjoy.
Star Wars Operation is a fun spin on the classic game. C-3PO looks on in terror as players operate on good friend Artoo, warning them when they make a mistake. “You can repair him, can’t you? You must repair him!” Younger players will delight in the variety of sounds that a pained Artoo makes.
Star Wars Pictopia is a bit harder and is better played with older audiences. This game requires players to be knowledgeable about both the movies, tv shows, and other players. The object of the game is to select the correct answer to the question asked. The challenge? Players must decide together or rely on their own wits. In Feel the Force questions, players must guess what the player whose turn it is will select in fun and quirky questions such as “Which character would I want as a babysitter?” and “What couple would I want over to dinner?” This game is great for hardcore fans.
After the games, we carved our two pumpkins. The first was of a mustached man, with a “pipe” (really a hammer) in his mouth. The second we carved of the pumpkin king himself, Jack Skellington. After gutting our pumpkin, we enjoyed the seeds and settled down for A New Hope. In between Episode IV and V we enjoyed some pizza, chips, and Yoda Soda. The recipe for Yoda Soda is simple, for those of you who want to make it.
After finishing the exciting fifth episode, we moved on to the last of our movies, settling down with a little bit of sugar and exhilaration.
The night was a glowing success and I know I can’t wait until next year. May the Force be with you!!!!