So last year, I planned a gaming get-together to replace the missing conventions – and called it CoronaCon. 🙂 We did it again this year, and I got to play some of my favorites! Pax Renaissance: Quartermaster General: And Struggle … Continue reading CoronaCon 2!
Played some Niagara with the family recently… It’s another oldie-but-goodie. I like the way action selection is simultaneous, but the actions themselves play out in turn order – creating a “will they be where I think they will be” situation. … Continue reading Without a paddle
When I get to pick the game at home (decided via die roll, of course!), I’ve been trying to pick some of our older games that haven’t been played in a while. This time it was Aquadukt! Aquadukt is a … Continue reading Hey, Aquaduct!
Acquire – one of the all-time greats! I was lucky enough to find my copy at a thrift store for $2, and have since improved it with money chips (also thrifted!), tile racks, and a draw bag. Our oldest boy … Continue reading Rules of acquisition
Tried out a game from Reiner Knizia’s New Tactical Games with Dice and Cards – “Swap”. It’s a pure commodity trading game with prices determined by die roll. I found the game fascinating… Halfway through, I thought we we playing … Continue reading The ol’ switcheroo
Played some Downforce with the family and used a new betting variant from Board Game Arena. Basically, it cuts down on the runaway leader problem and rewards players for pushing a long shot forward. Give it a shot! Continue reading Pole position
I’ve played a lot of Dominion, but I don’t think I’ve ever hit the century mark before. Nothing fancy – just deck thinning with Steward and buying money. Continue reading Three-digit Dominion
Got an awesome birthday present: Great Western Trail! Played with my wife and the boys and they picked it up pretty quickly. Love this one – it feels like “gamer Monopoly”. Hope to play it some more soon! Continue reading Take ’em to Missouri, Matt!
5P game of ICECOOL with the whole family. I really like the trick shot abilities in the second one. Making crazy shots is half the fun of the game, so it makes sense to score you points while you’re at … Continue reading Penguins in flight
Played some Oceans with the whole family and pulled out a close one. I was apprehensive when this came out… I’m a huge fan of Evolution and kept hearing about how different this was going to be. In a sense … Continue reading There’s always a bigger fish
The alpha release of Chicago Express and Trick of the Rails on Board Game Arena has triggered a burst of train gaming at our house. We’ve played a ton of Chicago Express online since I don’t own that one (yet). … Continue reading Choo choo!
I was happy when my wife picked Wingspan the other day – it had been a bit since we had played. I hit my large bird goal, but came up empty on the other two I drew. Meanwhile, my youngest … Continue reading Tweet tweet, chirp chirp
Got some real-world A Few Acres of Snow in on this snowy day. And my son, the shark gave the rest of the family a thrashing in Jaws. Continue reading Le requin
Got to talking about A Few Acres of Snow on Board Game Atlas and struck up a game on Yucata. Every time I play this game, I remember how much I love it – deckbuilding and “weuros” are right up … Continue reading A Few Pixels of Snow
Bad weather means more gaming! 🙂 Played some Pax Pamir with the boys – one of my favorites! I hogged the purple cards and won after two failed dominance checks. Last night, it was Small World with the Sky Island … Continue reading Pineapple Fever
Another game of Frostgrave, this time with just oldest son and his Necromancer. We played the “Living Museum” scenario, in which a central treasure chamber is guarded by constucts (got to use my new statues!). The boy used Telekinesis to … Continue reading A night at the museum
Got a game of Frostgrave in with my boys – including my youngest, who has been resisting forever. We all had a blast! I’m enjoying Second Edition’s changes to spell balance and soldier mix. With thugs and thieves being free, … Continue reading Frostgrave with the fam
Playing some Mapmaker with my wife and daughter. The missus and I colluded to round up the kid’s voters in one district. 🙂 Interesting possibilities for negotiation when played multiplayer! Continue reading What’s the difference between a cactus and a caucus?
My rouleur took the lead in a mid-race cobblestone segment and just beat out a peloton rider at the finish line in a family game of Flamme Rouge. Continue reading I want TO ride MY bi-CYC-le
Family session of Pandemic Hot Zone North America ends in victory! I really like this “bite size” version – our playtime was right around the listed 30 minutes. Continue reading Cured!