Friday, August 19, 2011


I think I might get this trait from my birthmom (ask my siblings about the Monopoly incident of 2007) but I hate when people cheat at games.

I play Words with Friends fairly regularly and some of the words people use I've never heard of. I'm nit saying that my vocabulary is so vast that I'm a walking dictionary or anything, but there are times I KNOW if we were playing in person there's no way they'd come up with the same word.

Why do we feel the need to cheat? Are we looking to feel better about ourselves? To get that little rush of victory?

I feel the same way when people purposely lose a game to a child or help the child cheat. Do they really think their child will never lose at anything? Why not expose it to them early?

I'm interested to know what you all think!


  1. I grew up playing Board and card games. My parents and grandparents never just let us win. When I had children of my own we done the same thing. Losing gives you the incentive to do better next time and when you won, you knew you earned it fair and square. If you cheat, you are only cheating yourself.

  2. I never cheat at Words with Friends, either and I've heard of ways you 'can' cheat. But why - then is it truly a game between two people if one person is looking things up or both people are? (not to say I won't 'try' funky words to see if they work and see if it takes it...;) but I don't go looking for crazy words.

    But I'm the same way about cheating. I hate it. My friend Rachel always wants to 'help' the other team when we play games and it's so annoying!