I want to have a little fun today.
Last night, I took my kids to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. For those of you who live across the pond, CEC is a pizza place/kids gaming establishment. There are some video games and other activities that kids play to win tickets. They exchange the tickets for prizes. Click the link under the pic if you’re so curious you must know more.
Kids love CEC. I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t. Parents…well, I’m sure there are some who love spending two to three hours of their free time surrounded by yelling, pizza and soda-fueled younglings who are learning how to gamble, but I haven’t met any. The food is meh and it’s tough for the staff to clean up after all those people as quickly as they should (because let’s face it, people are gross). Parents go there in spite of their distaste for the place because the kids love it. End of story.
But parents need not suffer any longer! I’ve devised a game for us adult types to pass the chaotic CEC hours. I designed it like a BINGO game, but if you want to up the ante, you can turn it into a drinking game. You’ll just have to do it with CEC beer. Have fun with that.
The rules are simple: All grown-ups in the party get a card. The items on the card are things I noticed at CEC last night or on previous visits. When you see something on the card, cross it out or smear it with pizza sauce or something. First one to fill the card (or a line, depending on how you want to do it) wins! Try to come up with a better prize than the rubber snake the kids get for 200 tickets.
Got your own CEC experiences? Share them in the comments! Maybe I’ll make an expanded card.