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Gaming In the New Year


Since I was taking NYEDay off as a personal holiday, and the Bean was in day care for the day, I decided to wrangle up a few friends and get some gaming in to close out the year.

First, a quick game of Onitama to pass the time as one person showed up and we waited for the other. That's my "Chess-like" (2p, abstract, board movement, capture) game of choice at the moment; it's enough like Chess that it's easy for most people to understand, enough things about the game state change that you don't need to be able to think 10-20 moves ahead (which I just can't), and there's enough variability between games that it hasn't been solved.

I finally obtained a copy of Castles of Burgundy for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and for our first play, we missed a major rule. (Turns out you have to place tiles adjacent to other tiles on your board! Whoops!) So we broke it out again and tried it, this time correctly. Surprisingly, our scores were almost as high as they were that first game, but the grouping was incredibly tight: 207-... show more



You know it's that kind of day when you read this headline and your first thought is "I don't know what he's talking about, it's a really good game!"

#board-games #boardgames #terraforming-mars #bill-nye
When it comes to colonizing Mars, he's seriously skeptical. #BillNyeMars



Stretching out


So, this is my first stop with the pending implosion of G+. Right now, I'm just looking around, seeing if I like it. Let's see where it goes.

#newhere #gplusrefugee

Interested in: #sca, #board-games and #card-games (especially #terraforming-mars and #root at the moment, though most #strategy #games are good), #filk, #progressivemetal and #a-cappella #music.

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