Today, I'm going to bring a little nostalgia.
M.A.S.H. or Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House.
The game that so accurately predicted our futures back in elementary school.
I don't remember where I learned the game, but I do know that I spent a lot of my childhood recesses predicting the future with my all of my friends. I wish I still had some of those predictions so I could share how silly they probably were with all of you!
Hopefully you have played before, but if you haven't, here are some instructions!
- Grab a friend and a piece of paper.
- Write M A S H across the top of the paper.
- Come up with at least six different categories. Ex. Husband, Car, Career, How many kids, etc.
- Under each category, list three or four things that could be potential aspects of the future. Make sure to incorporate good and bad things in your lists!
- Come up with a number some how. Some people use dice, but I always used to spiral method. The writer draws a spiral in the middle of the paper until the other person says stop. Then, they count the number of spaces within the spiral.
- Use this number to cross off things from the list. Start the M and work your way, clockwise, around the paper (or anyway you want, direction doesn't really matter). Once something is crossed off, skip it. Otherwise, the game wouldn't work correctly!
- Once every category has only one item left, your future has been told!