While waiting for the ball to drop on New Year’s Eve, we watched four five reruns of Big Bang Theory, ate leftover Oreo Dream cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, and played Farkle. Despite my staunch chocolate and cookie addictions, the last part was actually the highlight of the night!
My brother opened Farkle as a Christmas present, and we began rattling and rolling the dice that night. Similar to Yahtzee, it’s mainly luck with just a hint of skill. In a nutshell, 1’s and 5’s are worth points, as are both straights and three- and four-of-a-kinds. But fail to roll any of those, and you lose everything that round—you Farkle!
It’s a game of chance and risk, and I couldn’t shake that out of my mindset when I awoke on January 1st. So I took a little risk in the kitchen: instead of drinking my tea, I poured it into my pancake batter. And I definitely didn’t Farkle with that breakfast!