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#1
Ewing, NJ
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Joined Jun 2011
Do you play games on your cruise? Casino games, Card games, any of the adult or family game shows?

I have not played card games but I think it would be really a fun way to meet people. If I sail on a ship with a Casino I will allow myself a small amount - $10 or $20 to play with. If I win I walk away, if I lose at least it wasn't too much.

I am really shy to do game shows / crowd participation shows. I have done one or two but it is not the norm for me



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#2
Boston, MA
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Joined Nov 2016
We like to hit the casino a bit for slots for me and roulette. for hubby. We also like to play trivia but we are not very good at it most of the time. When we were on NCL Pearl we played WII Sports in the Atrium which was fun to play bowling and tennis on the huge screen they have. I like to sing and even did Karaoke once on the NCL Dawn, That was really out of my comfort zone but it was fun. Bean Bag toss is fun too. Always something to do on the ships.
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#3
Adak Island, Alaska
189 Posts
Joined Mar 2014
I checked out board games on a Princess TransAtlantic. We played scrabble on the Lido deck with the benefit of a Scrabble dictionary, also from the library. We also borrowed a MahJong set. It did not have the rules so we played like you play on the computer. The sleeper hit, however, was the puzzle of the day. People would mob the poor soul whose job it was to put out the piles of crosswords, sudoku, and variety puzzles. My in-laws liked for me to pick up the variety puzzle and we worked on it daily while waiting for meals in the MDR.



Personally, I don't like casinos and I haven't attended any game shows.
#4
United States
56 Posts
Joined Oct 2015
One of the things I like being on cruise are these entertaining games shows. I always try to take part in most of these game show, in past I have even won games like, Guess the song, Minute to Win it, Gender Wars, Pyramid, Sports Tournament.

I always like to take part in the couple show but I am scared as it gets a little too embarrassing sometime.
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#6
3 Posts
Joined Jan 2018
I always play games when sailing Carnival in 2015 while playing Bingo on the Inspiration I won a free cruise I book the Carnival Victory in 2016 from my winnings and won the slot tournment 500.00 big ones . I say play the games...play the games :-)

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#7
14 Posts
Joined May 2018
This is our first cruise together as a family. My husband has cruised before. I love to play 500 rummy, scrabble, and bingo. My husband and daughter love trivia games. My mother in law is wondering if there is a mahjonng set on board. I would love to learn how to play mahjonng as well. I play on my cell phone but I've heard that isn't the same.
#9
Sacramento, CA
205 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
We really aren't into the casino but I must admit that we have put in a few bucks on that game when you walk by and it looks like cash is on the verge of tipping into the tray. I know this is hard to believe but we didn't win the piles of cash on that game. We enjoy our Phase 10 card game out by the pool.
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#11
NJ
263 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Does anyone know what the Big Pyramid Game Show is? Is it like the $25,000 Pyramid or something else?

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#12
Florida
12 Posts
Joined Jan 2018
We cruised the Allure of the Seas on July 1 and participated quite a bit. It was a family cruise and several of us did - it's usually enjoyable or at least funny!
> I did... karaoke, casino [every night, lol], trivia a few days [as did my partner Mike, tho no karaoke for him!]. I also played in the poker tournament qualifier. Got pretty far but didn't get to the finals. I would have gone for a 2nd shot in Saturday's qualifier, but decided that with them changing their setup and giving away only ONE prize ..the odds just weren't that good.
> Mike's mom & dad did every trivia available & won 2 of them!
> Mike's sister did the "Sing the ...next line of the song" & made it almost to the end
> Mike's brother-in-law did something with a basketball competition

To me getting involved in something, especially on 'at sea' days is a bit of the fun

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Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
Do you play games on your cruise? Casino games, Card games, any of the adult or family game shows?

I have not played card games but I think it would be really a fun way to meet people. If I sail on a ship with a Casino I will allow myself a small amount - $10 or $20 to play with. If I win I walk away, if I lose at least it wasn't too much.

I am really shy to do game shows / crowd participation shows. I have done one or two but it is not the norm for me



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#13
Virginia
4,141 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
I honestly have to say we don't really make it a point to play games when we cruise, and I certainly don't have the guts to participate in a game show or other crowd participation show since I don't like to be center of attention. There are plenty of other options to keep us occupied and my husband loves the comedy shows, so that's usually where we are. The last time I was in a ship's casino was in 2006 and only for about 15 minutes. I had a $20.00 budget and that was "donated" pretty quickly. I'd rather save that $$$ for onboard drinks or for something nice from one of the ports.
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#14
191 Posts
Joined Oct 2015
We have a small casino budget, usually reserved for a slot machine that catches our eye. If no slots call to us, that's fine too. I am utterly useless with cards but the spousal unit is very good... I support him when he chooses to play by pretending I have a clue what he's saying when he talks about it later. We have enjoyed trivia and we're not so bad but we're both relatively shy and quiet when it comes to these sorts of things so this is definitely not the norm for us either.
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#15
3 Posts
Joined Mar 2018
We will go to the casino one or two nights but mainly we like to participate in the trivia and as a family, we will play canasta or other card games on sea days.
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#16
5 Posts
Joined Jul 2018
On my first Cruise I was unaware of all the activities that were available. I did play five dollars in the casino on penny slots. My husband and I are going on honeymoon through the southern Caribbean in a month and a half on celebrity equinox. I am really hoping I can convince him to play some game shows and possibly cards with me. It should be a blast!
#17
Myrtle Beach
21 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
This will be our first cruise in October. I want to spend a small amount in the casino since I have never been to one. Also we will for sure check out the game shows.
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