The good and bad about playing these games, however, is that they need two (or more) to play. Once the kids moved out, I was out of luck---Wes is not a fan of word games. My sister and I enjoy playing together, but again, she is not available around the clock as whim dictates.
How to solve this problem? Computer, of course. I play my CD ROM of Scrabble. And Facebook Lexulous is fun. I find "Lex" the robot to be a good partner these days. Funny that real "friend" people playing online caused me more stress due to my apparent competitive nature surfacing, so I have put that on hold for now.
Further proof of my word game geekiness is that as I try to fall asleep at night my brain gives me random letters to organize into words. I work on word endings, what words have the letters v, q, and k and w in them; I work on prefixes and compound words and words with many vowels and consanants. Sometimes I think counting sheep would be a whole lot more restful!
What do YOU think about as you are trying to head off to the Land of Nod??