Noah and I became completely infatuated with playing this memory card game earlier this week while sick little Mattias napped in my arms. Check out the pairs of animals. See how they match - almost - but not quite?
Here, I need to confess that I am having so much fun playing this game, that I am irreverently winning against Noah almost all the time. Here's how bad it is: I've figured out if we have 7 or fewer pairs, I win about half the time. If we have 10 or more pairs, the chances of me winning are, like, 9 times out of ten. So, of course, we are playing with 10 or more pairs!
Noah is so close to understanding that the key is watching your opponent's moves. But not quite! Since he knows my success has something to do with watching during his turn, he keeps trying to convince me that the rules are: NO WATCHING during your opponent's turn. He claims that Oma taught him this rule. Hmm. Maybe the game IS played differently in Germany?
Fritz says, no, it's played the same.
I keep telling Noah that it doesn't matter, this is how we are playing the game in Amerika. I'm so culturally sensitive sometimes. (Did I mention I really like to win?)
Someday he will figure out how to benefit from my not-knowing, and then he can win more often.
Or maybe he already HAS figured it out, considering that I am still sitting here wondering if they actually DO play the game differently in Germany. Huh.
Also, regarding (potentially) irreverent, you know what this game was named? I'll translate: Tichas' Arch: A Memory Game. Shouldn't it be Noah's Arch? The back of the box says Hans Ticha is the name of the artist.