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

First Steps into Narnia

One of things I enjoy most about being a father is sharing the stories that mean so much to me with my children because they come to mean even more when I’m able to pass them on.

We took our first steps as a family into the world of Narnia in C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew and are currently about a third of the way through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy and Prince Caspian in between of course).

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“In those days Mr. Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street … “

It’s a dream fulfilled to enjoy these stories with them and hear them ask for one more page before bed.

Narnia and the North!

We began The Magician’s Nephew on March 9, 2015

 

First Step into a Larger World

Star Wars

A little over a year ago I was able to do something that I’d been looking forward to for a long time – share Star Wars with my children.

If you’re a parent you know you only have a few precious years to teach your kids that what you think is cool is cool, so you’ve got to get on it. If you’re not a parent, consider this a head’s up!

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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 🙂

Post-Thanksgiving Co-op

Recently had a game co-op night at my brother-in-law’s house and we played some new and old favorites.

In the new category:

Hammerwatch:

Pixellated in all the right places

“A hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment” per its Steam page, Hammerwatch was the first game we played and it was a great start to the co-op goodness.

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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 😉

Halo @ E3 2014 – general reactions

The stars aligned this afternoon and I was able to sit down and watch the entire Microsoft E3 2014 Media Briefing live from the comfort of my own home.

The kids were told to play outside, so that meant the room was mine alone. Currerbell1847 was close by, as I had the directive to tell her “when something Halo” came on.

Ladies and gentlemen something Halo did come on, and with Continue reading →