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!
The Underground Duchy falls to the Woodland Alliance in Root. Continue reading Nothing is beneath me
Playing some Pandemic: Hot Zone North America solo, and doing what I normally do in Pandemic. 🙂 Continue reading Losing small
The boys collude their way to a $20 million tie for first in Downforce. 🙂 Continue reading VROOM
Clank! with the Adventuring Party expansion! Whiskers was a big hit with my cat-loving son. 🙂 Continue reading Run for it!
No living statues on my Village Green. 🙂 Continue reading Welcome to… Hither Saxcote?
…and we are gaming! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Twinkling Lights Game and The Wizard Always Wins on Christmas Eve. (The wizard won. 🙂 ) Continue reading Twas the night before Christmas…
Playing San Juan and listening to Spanish guitar! Continue reading Carry me, caravan…