Two Rooms and a New Year

This past New Year’s was enjoyed with friends and games; this included our first ever play of Two Booms and a Room as well as Hawsy (short for Hasenpfeffer, a type of Bid Euchre) and Age of War.

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Here’s to a great New Year!

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The Splendor of the Holidays

It’s a paradoxical conundrum that we spend more time with family over the holidays yet when the good times are over it feels like we didn’t get to spend that much time at all.

Splendor title

To rectify that situation we had her Mom and Dad over on December 26th of last year and played four games of Splendor, and every game had a different winner. Couldn’t have planned that better!

Christmas with the Kranks

Every year during the holiday season we watch through a group of movies that may or may not have a festive setting and theme.

(Hint – they do.)

This year was the first I had seen Christmas with the Kranks (she had seen it previous) so I was hoping we had found another to add to the list of our rotational December viewing.

Christmas with the Kranks movie poster

I’m not (obviously) looking for the new definition of classic cinema, but I was looking for a decent Christmas-flavored flick to get into the spirit of the season with.

This movie did not do that, but a few laughs got me through to the end.

The Dark Tower

 

Dark Tower movie poster

We watched The Dark Tower mid-November of 2017 and had hoped for more.

We’ve never read the book series, but the movie had the seemingly massive good/evil confrontation that I enjoy with cool characters that could pull it off.

It was not to be however, as I felt the movie wasn’t sure what it was – was it a horror movie, an adventure movie? Were we supposed to understand everything, or just go with the flow and not think too much?

It finished strong but as someone who did not originally have an interest in the source material I wanted this to be the gateway. Not to be.