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Games with Gold March

Hey there all you bored people! Welcome back to my hobbies and leisure blog, super happy to be writing this for you all today. I assume that some of you like to pass the time by playing some video games? And if would be fair to assume that around 30% of you that play games (maybe more) are Xbox gamers? I know I am, so I really don’t care if you guys are or not. I just care about the new list of free games this month, through Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. For those unfamiliar with the program, it gives all Xbox Live Gold members the ability to download between 4 and 6 free games a month, 2 for the Xbox 360 console and between 2 and four for the newer Xbox One console. A gold membership is required to play online on Xbox Live, so the program is seen as a little extra giveback form Microsoft. This month Xbox 360 games finally get the smash hit Borderlands 2, a game that normally costs $20 on the Xbox marketplace. The game is also backwards compatible, which means that Xbox One owners can download the game from the Xbox One…

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Card Games

Hey everyone, welcome back to my hobbies and leisure blog. Simon here again and this time, I have some games to play with you! Card games that is! The other day I was hanging out with some friends and my partner when we wanted to play card games. The only issue was that none of us are from the same country so we all had slightly different card games that we would typically play when we were younger. We should have been able to teach each other out respective games, but unfortunately none of us knew our game well enough to teach the others! We ended up playing a very bad game of Go Fish for a while, which is a simple game about matching cards by asking the other players if they have them. The game is something that is supposed to be really easy and is usually played in children’s classes, but I must have not remember the rules properly because it was actually to easy for us. We then ended up playing a couple hands of Texas hold em poker, but without having any chips we used a second deck of cards and played for the next…

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Welcome to my Hobbies Blog

Hey there everyone! My name is Simon and this is my hobbies and leisure blog. I work as a camp activities director for my cities season wide community centre, meaning that it is literally my job to come up with a bunch of different hobbies to introduce people to. I think that I do a pretty good job, I always seem to have full sign up sheets whether it is for the local kids or crafts night at the seniors centre. This doesn’t mean that the only hobbies I am interested are one that can be done with toddlers or the elderly though. In my life I have tried skydiving, white water rafting, ice climbing, caving, and so much more. I could honestly say that I could write a book and it would be literally the most interesting thing you read all year. Follow me on this journey to see what hidden hobbies you would enjoy if only you gave them a chance. I want to highlight a hobby that I think would be new to the average person once a week, and other than that I have no structure at all! So buckle up, this might get a little…

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