I packed a duffel bag full of 9 games, games I chose using the WhatToPlay tool with the following criteria: 3-5 players, less than 90 minutes long, low weight score. I was feeling hungover, Nate was feeling hungover and he hates “learning new things” so I knew it was going to be a day of fairly light games but that still left a lot of great options. First, I went to Kohl’s. ...
Manoeuvre: Games 10, 11 and 12
Annie was anxious to avenge her loss as the French to my US (see here) so we got together to continue our Manoeuvre tournament, and we started a new tradition. Before every match we play: As it was an Even numbered game, I got to choose the terrain tiles and the armies. I went for Russia and Spain and a very busy set of terrain. And I promise you the five cards I’ve selected as...
Game Overview: Through the Ages
Civilization building is a common theme among board games: 7 Wonders, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Agricola, Civilization, Advanced Civilization—but the highest rated, and nearly the highest rated board game period, is Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. This is a game I would like to get into, and given the success of my Quarriors! play through, I thought I’d demonstrate...
Manoeuvre: Games 7, 8 and 9
Annie and I are continuing, ever continuing our 56 game Manoeuvre Tournament Marathon and last night saw some intense gaming and baguette eating. It was decided that Annie will be first player for each Odd game and I will be first player for each Even game which, as far as I can remember, is how we’ve been doing it anyway. Annie chose the terrain, I decided to pick Britain and Austria (our...
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
I have a reached a new stage in my board gaming life. Yes, I have used Boardgamegeek.com to not only trade games but to run my own local GeekList Auction. In fact, I also signed up for the Minneapolis BoardGaming Mania that’s happening the weekend after labor day. I will be there awkward-ing it out for hours on end. I sent three of my Dominion expansions off to Tennessee in return for...
Yesterday saw some serious, and not-so-serious, board gaming. It all started off at the crack of noon when ludocrat Jessica showed up and I presented her with a slew of games new and sorta new. We dove into Quarriors! because I wanted to get some pics of a hot chick rollin’ some neon dice but I had a major camera fail and all those brilliant pictures were lost to oblivion. I will not be...
I think we’re going to go get some ice cream…– Five of the girls who unwittingly ended up in a 9-person Battlestar Galactica game… details tomorrow.
Game Overview: Quarriors!
The latest game that has been on the top of BoardGameGeek’s “Hot” list is Quarriors! which I pre-ordered from my favorite online board game emporium. The game is similar to Dominion or Ascension, or any other deck building game except, and here’s the kicker: you use dice. And a whole lot of colorful custom dice as you see below! There are a lot of pictures out there...
My Collection, Updated 8/26/11
So Jeff (and, PS: Jeff has started a blog based on his obsession, so check it out here) requested that I have a link to my board game collection so, I guess, he can track when I get new ones… I often hide them when the arrive like a true addict so sometimes he doesn’t realize just how many board games I really have. Anyway, below is that list and I will link to it in the header as...
Innovation, Quo Vaids, 7 Wonders... Taboo!
Of course, a shipment of new games arrived yesterday—hopefully the last in a good long time. The two from that shipment there were on tap for yesterday’s gaming extravaganza were St. Petersburg and Innovation. We were set to have four people and I figured all these games would be a good offering for that many. We started with three of us working through the rules of Innovation and...
Happy Birthday Jeff: An Interview
Jeff has turned on the movie Little Monsters (of which I have never heard. How many movies has Fred Savage been in? Why is Jeff so into Fred Savage? These questions will probably not be answered in the following interview!) and agreed to appear as a guest star in a tumblr-based Interview. Little does he know, there are two board games coming in the mail from Amazon today… Joe: Jeff,...
This week will see my evenings and weekend devoted to the Minnesota Fringe Festival which means no real time for gaming. For those who are interested, I have seen two Fringe shows already: Red Hamlet and Uptown! The Musical. Red Hamlet was fantastic and is exactly what I was looking for in my Fringe shows. Uptown! is a fun and silly pairing for those shows like Red Hamlet which are serious and...
Here I am. 10:30, in bed. Jeff has his obsession on the TV (Meryl Streep) and I am filling and refilling an online shopping cart on a board game website. Let’s play boardgames!
After a humiliating end to my softball regular season, a couple of Ludocrats came over for a Sunday afternoon gaming session. With a late minute personnel change, I decided to forgo Wars of the Roses and play some Founding Fathers. Jessica had played 1960 so I knew was familiar with Cards behaving in different ways, and Scyler had piped up and said he wanted to join in, and Emma had worn a...