I am off to play poker, as I regularly do on Wednesday evenings. It is a wonderful game, and I am an absolute novice at it, which means I'm crap, and I never win. Well, I haven't so far. My strategy is to bide my time, learning the moves and styles of the other players, ready to take them down when they least expect it. I play with a regular group, and we have a $10 buy-in, which I consider to be a small investment for an evening's entertainment. Cheaper than a movie ticket, and lasts longer.
I also love golf, and I am rubbish at that too. It's another activity where the good bits outweigh my lack of skill. The good bits are the pleasure of walking around a beautiful course, spending a couple of hours with my friends, fresh air, sunshine and exercise.
Scrabble is one game that I love and I am actually quite good at. Unlike poker and golf, however, I have discovered it is extremely difficult to socialise while playing Scrabble. The level of concentration is too high to chat. I just got a new Scrabble set, which has a built-in rotating base underneath, and plastic ridges to keep the tiles in place on top. Deluxe!