More Fun Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Playing board/card/any tabletop game with the girls is fun, but now that they’re getting older they’re beginning to move up on the complexity.

Enter Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game – I went a round with each of them, and we had a blast.

Having the ships, cards, dice, dials, firing sticks and everything else out in front of them was a lot to take in but I tried to keep it light and they really seemed to enjoy it.

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The might of the Empire

This past year has been a big year for Star Wars in our family, and I was glad to add something else to our list that lets them explore that galaxy far, far away.

We played X-Wing Miniatures Game for the first time together on March 21, 2015

Cardboard LAN

LANs are great, be they video or board game.

The former is what took place on February 20-21 of last year (2015) and we had a fantastic time – games played:

  • Pandemic
  • On the Brink (Pandemic Expansion)
  • In the Lab (Pandemic Expansion) – first time played with either of these expansions, but I was glad I had someone else looking at the rule book. There was a lot more to keep track of
  • King of Tokyo
  • Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation – this game is always so good. Even when you lose, it’s always so close and goes back and forth so many times. Having said that I still wish I would have won!
  • Coup – we played eight games of this and I did really well, mostly because unlike The Resistance you can use the truth more to your advantage I think
  • Hanabi – first time playing this and really enjoyed it; the goal for us was to try to be perfect rather than just win
  • Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
  • Avalon

Recent Dominion – Militia and Sharing

Two quick hits on some recent Dominion happenings:

Militia’d for the win

Three of us played a recent (1/29/15) game and as I’ve mentioned earlier I haven’t been winning lately.

Thought I had this one, when I lost by ONE POINT to my wife.

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All your cards belong to us

Classic Militia – always making you come up short when you would’ve got that extra Province …

Spreading the Love

The story how we got into Dominion in the first place is a post for another time, but at a recent trip to Barnes & Noble I was able to introduce a couple to the game.

They were looking for a good two-player, and I took it upon myself to step in and tell them that they would be fools to pass up Dominion.

I didn’t put it quite that way, but they could tell my enthusiasm was genuine and they bought the game.

I believe we should all do our part to make the world a better place, and I earned my check mark for that day 🙂

Lost Province

Another night, another chance for a great game of Dominion.

We used the base set this time with the “first game” card set up, with a few variations (Spy and Thief made an appearance).

My daughter came as close as she has so far to winning (I think we’ve played about four Dominion Provincegames now) and it’s going to happen soon. The only reason it didn’t this time was because I found a Province hiding in a pile of my cards that I didn’t add in the first time through!

It’s great playing with her – and I need to remember to make sure I feel the same way when she does beat me 😉

October Gaming Weekend ’14

The weekends come and go – we look forward to them all week, and they’re gone too soon.

Yet truly great weekends find a way to last longer, a way to stay with us more than the two and a half days they officially take up.

I point to Exhibit A – a recent weekend (10/10-11/14) – as my latest example of Continue reading →