The same day (July 7, 2017) we had our first game of Love Letter was also the first day we played Royals, a completely different game but still on our unintentional theme of courtly gaming.
There’s a lot to keep track of for the kids (and me too!) but it’s the kind of depth they’re just starting to get into.
The board is quality and we had a blast playing it!
There are many editions to this game but the girls and I enjoyed the Kanai Factory Edition of Love Letter for our first game (July 2, 2017) together.
Vying for the affections of either the Princess or Price, we weaved our tale of courtly communication through several games and it was a hit 😀
This is one we had been waiting for – Scotland Yard by Ravenburger.
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.
The two older girls and I crossed swords and played our first game of Samurai Swords; they were ninjas and I was the shogun 😀
This happened sometime in March of this year.
Joseph Pennell, Train Yard, St. Louis, American, 1857 – 1926, 1919, lithograph, Rosenwald Collection
We played Ticket to Ride as a family to bring in the New Year on January 1, 2017 – my Mom and Dad were here as well.
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
- X-COM: The Board Game
- Wizard People, Dear Reader (not a board game of course, but always fantastic)
- 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.)
The girls and I played Samurai Spirit on February 23, 2016; we didn’t exactly understand all the rules … but we won!
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.” 😉
On January 2 of 2016 I was able to play a great few games of Resistance with nine others, including the expansion Hostile Intent.
The more people play the game the more fun it is, so with this size group it was fantastic!
December 29, 2015 – we played Coup and its expansion, Reformation, along with Splendor with CurrerBell’s parents.
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.