Scotland Yard

This is one we had been waiting for – Scotland Yard by Ravenburger.

scotland yard board game

The hunt for Mr. X was on! In April earlier this year the girls chased the villain around the streets for the first time, and we’ve had several games since.

It did not disappoint – the game is great fun.

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November Gaming Weekend 2016

Our annual celebration of all that is good – friendship and gaming – took place last year on November 11th through the 12th, 2016.

What did we enjoy?

  • X-COM: The Board Game
  • Wizard People, Dear Reader (not a board game of course, but always fantastic)
  • Biblios
  • Love Letter
  • Odin’s Ravens
  • Keep Talking and No One Explodes

The best of times.

(A closing note – there were at least two other bigger gaming days in 2016 but those notes didn’t make it into this post.)

Splendor-fest

Splendor title

It should be noted that Splendor took over our lives for a point in time, around the weekend of January 9, 2016.

Not since Dominion have we sat down and played game after game of something and never get tired of it.

Another similarity Splendor shares with Dominion is that is has three phases: first, I win all the games. Second, she wins all the games. Third, she continues to win all the games in the foreseeable future. Phase four, we take a break.

We’re currently in the “break phase.” 😉

A Reformed Coup

December 29, 2015 – we played Coup and its expansion, Reformation, along with Splendor with CurrerBell’s parents.

coup expansion reformation

Her dad loves the social deduction of Coup and I had not played the expansion yet, so it was great to see it in action.

I’m not sure yet if it improves the original, but it certainly added a new dynamic which was fun and kept things interesting.