There are the interactive family-friendly Hasbro games with over-sized playing pieces. Selected volunteers play on stage and win prizes. The retelling of the Three Bears is a hoot. Several people are selected to be the characters. They stand shoulder to shoulder in line. Each time their name is read in the newspaper account of the Three Bears they have to leave their place on stage and run around the entire group. It gets faster and faster and funnier and funnier. It would be a great party game.
The Newlywed Game is hysterically funny. Three volunteer couples are chosen: a newlywed couple, a couple married twenty years, and a couple married fifty years. They are seated back to back on stage, and the questions are as funny as the answers.
There's ice carving, Bingo, trivia games, name that tune, word games, sing alongs. There are roving reporters with cameras who capture candid shots and interview guests. These snippets are compiled into a video and at the end of the cruise they're sold as a vacation memento. Believe me, some things you want to forget, like this event, the hairy chest contest which was held on Lido Deck where one can dance, swim, dine or drink till they're done. The place was packed.
"Do you have a hairy chest?" he asked.
"I want to be a judge!" the kook among us shrieked and jumped around like a little kid who couldn't hold it.
Six guys volunteered to take their shirts off and strut their stuff in front of the four female judges who were instructed to vote on the guy with hairiest chest. If they felt the urge, they were given permission to touch the guys' chest fuzz. The guys were all ages, some had abs and others had flab, but ding-a-ling didn't care.
The old guy with a white chest pelt enjoyed every minute of her exploration... of his behind. She grabbed every guy's butt as they strolled past her. The young guys zigged and zagged and danced in circles to avoid her clutches, but she managed to out-dance them and get a grip, anyway.
Wal-mart You Tube people, watch out! One of your video vamps has made it to the big time. No, we did not purchase the video.