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The main games to hit the table over the Christmas trip were Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride, interspersed with some Euchre (which doesn’t count for this thread...) ::D:

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Has anyone played The Princess and the Goblin, Arboretum, or Iota? Sir Cyr got those games for Christmas. 

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Pics from gaming today:

 

Pictureka!

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Azul

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Drop It

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Tiny Epic Galaxies

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Smash Up

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Theomachy

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Plus a few that I forgot to get pics of like Where is Sock Monkey and Zed Deck.

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Went to the FLGS today for DnD, and showed up early to see if anyone wanted to get a board game in.  Most people must have been still recovering as I had no takers.  So I played Legendary Encounters Firefly solo.  It was my first time playing and after a slow start, I ended up tearing through the first two scenarios.  The third one, Train Robbery, started great, with me stealing the medicine within the second round and then finding the guy that I was supposed to defeat for the second victory condition.  And then I couldn't for the life of me draw enough cards to defeat him.  So eventually, I had 5 guys attacking me and my luck ran out and was defeated.  Still was fun, and I think it will be better with more players.  Well worth what I paid for it in that auction a two months ago.

 

In the hour between when people showed up and I had to get ready for my DnD session, I also got in two games of Dungeon Mayhem.  Still a quick fun game.

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Got to play dungeon saga for the first time today.  Short enough that we got the 2 intro scenarios and the first real scenario 2x each in under 3 hours.  It gave a pretty good feel of a dungeon crawl without the long buildup usually associated with these games.  Fun and quick, I guess I'll have to actually paint the minis.... darn ::P:.

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Two more games of Legendary Firefly today.  This time with two players.  First game, Serenity was shot out from umder us in the first episode, second, we died late in the third.

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Some stuff from this week: (and quite a bit not pictured - like Evolution: The Beginning, Castle Panic, Magic Labyrinth, Ice Cool, Zed Deck, and One Deck Dungeon)

 

Where is Sock Monkey 

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Connect Four

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Drop It

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Love Letter Batman

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Azul

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Ticket to Ride

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On 12/30/2018 at 5:47 PM, Cyradis said:

Has anyone played The Princess and the Goblin, Arboretum, or Iota? Sir Cyr got those games for Christmas. 

 

I have played one game of Arboretum.  I wouldn't mind playing again, but it wasn't quite the type of game I was looking for.  I think if I was in a different mindset at the time I may have enjoyed it more.  

 

I went down to visit my brother and his family post-Christmas and I played a nice game of Connect Four with my niece.  As in, the Connect Four components were nice, all wooden.  I also convinced her to play Vegas: The Dice Game, which is becoming my go-to-travel-gateway-sorta-party game.  

 

I then spent New Year's Eve at my friend's place near-ish my brother.  It turns out their party fell through too so we spent the night leading up to the ball dropping by playing....Vegas: The Dice Game.  It is a lot more vicious at 5 players when everyone has a reason to hate everyone else (They are all family, and I'm just generally fun to hate on).  Still, it is a light enough game where everyone was laughing at the "mean" plays.  

 

When I was down there, I also went to my first professional football game.  Does that count?  Go Eagles!  

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I played my five year old at chess yesterday at the library. He requested to be taught and did a decent job of learning. He did much better than I thought he would. 

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Finally played my first full game of Keyforge.  We played the starter decks and I lost big time!  I felt like my opponent got all of one faction, which made it easy to beat me, and some of my cards never really triggered.   

 

I'll give it a few more tries and see how it goes.  See if the card luck changes any, or if I'm just bad at the game...

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Our recent games include:

 

Sushi Go Party

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Broom Service the Card Game

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Castle Panic

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Ghost Fighting Treasure Hunters 

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Yesterday at lunch we went back and did an old classic, Tides of Time.  I prefer Tides of Madness but after playing this again, its not so bad.  Several of the cards have different powers so you have to play with that in mind.  And some cards can make a huge difference, depending on what else you draft.

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I recently bought Archaeology and got in a game of that today.  The different tiles mix up the game a little bit so it won't get too samey.  It is an enjoyable game.  

 

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