Video games are wonderful, but despite their advanced graphics and realistic simulations, they are often no substitute for real-life adventures. At my apartment, we've informally created our own live-action versions of popular video games. Here's the first in what promises to be a slew of new releases.
Setting: The kitchen sink
Object: To stack dishes inside the kitchen sink so they rise well above the level of the counter, using as few dishes as possible. Use unrinsed plates, spatulas, and large pots half-full of water and uneaten food to create an inpenetrable barricade against the addition of more dishes, or any use of the faucet whatsoever.
You win when: One of your roommates breaks down and loads the dishwasher for you.
Bonus game: After completing a round, leave the apartment for 4-5 days. Turn off your cell phone.
Analogue to real Tetris: Take the skinny line block, and place it right in the middle. Take the next skinny line block and place it perpendicular to the first. Then, keep your Nintendo running, and leave the apartment for 4-5 days.
Yoshi's Kitchen Island
Mega Man's Mega-Stack of Junk Mail
Veggie Burger Time