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I'm quite sure this week had something like 12 days. Give or take.
This week was really exhausting both physically and mentally. And to top it all off, we heard today morning that my father-in-law was taken to a hospital last night, because he suddenly lost sight in his right eye. We don't know anything yet but I hope everything's going to be fine.
But this is supposed to be a blog about board games, so let's begin.
On Monday I was able to sneak in a game of Flash Point: Fire Rescue with Flash Point: Fire Rescue – 2nd Story expansion. This was part of our 10x10 challenge and since apparently I can't count properly, we were missing one play.
It was a 4-player game, and I chose the hazmat specialist. Things started pretty easy, until a series of explosions caused the house to collapse upon us.
Son, get your ass off the floor! This house is gone!
I also got to play two games of Imperial Settlers with Imperial Settlers: Why Can't We Be Friends and lost both of them. First as the Romans and then as Barbarians. yeah, wasn't my best day of the week.
But, I did get my rematch of a rematch playing Seasons and I won! \o/ and by 20 points or so. I just love Seasons. I replaced my sleeves for the game awhile ago because those penny sleeves didn't cut it anymore, since Seasons gets played moreoften now.
We sold our Arkham Horror plus three expansions, because Eldritch is enough of that type of game. Now there's more room in the shelf! I've been looking into Concordia thanks to Mina's excellent review on Concordia: Salsa. ( So, If I end up buying them I'll blame you! ❤️)
I've been fine tuning our collection a bit since now we have a group that meets more regularly, so I can count on games getting table time on a regular basis. I haven't actually played with my old group for over a year now. And while that is sad, I really like how this new group is more active and reliable. And they are open to some heavier gamers too, which wasn't happening with the old group.
Having said that, you know I'm not a heavy gamer. I think the heaviest game in my collection is Dungeon Lords. I prefer light to medium weight games, because they are more likely to get played in our house. But, for some reason, call it brain hemorrhage if you will, I've been really really really interested in Madeira for quite awhile now. I don't know what it is! Sometimes I indulge myself and go watch play-through videos or reviews of it. A girl can have dreams, right?
And my dear husband Jani promised me that if I ever happen to find Terra Mystica at a reasonable price, he will play it with me. I guess it means he is now more open to heavier games than he was before. Which I suspect is the result of him having finally gotten help with his sleep apnea. He is way more energetic now that he sleeps better.
Well, not all was crap this week as it seems.
I hope you guys have a great upcoming week!
We Finns are weird people. We don't sit next to a stranger in a buss, unless there's no other available seat. We don't do small talk. Honestly, it goes like this:
" Hi, What's up?
Only a person who's life is not all right at the moment would say anything else. By saying nothing, we actually mean "everything is fine, thanks for asking".
Foreigners often find us rude, because they do not understand that we just won't discuss the weather with complete strangers.
I try to be as polite as possible when encountering people around the world, and most of the time I succeed. But, I'll admit it is hard sometimes, when people act the opposite way I would.
I started to think about these things, when I had two different encounters this week, both with gamers. Other one was Finnish, other one said to be American, but I'm not even sure if that's true or not. My husband and I put a few of our games for sale on a Facebook board game flee market group. There's generally a rule that you need to comment the post directly first, before sending private messages to the seller, so other people are aware who showed interest the first.
I was contacted by a Finnish woman who said she would like to buy our Arkham horror + expansions, at the price I had set, which was pretty low. She came by, paid in cash and left soon after. A smooth transaction.
My husband, on the other hand, was contacted by this person who had a fake name on Facebook, by private message only. We have no idea if it's a she or he. This person firstly was very polite, saying he hopes my husband isn't offended that he/she approached him with this message, but they wanted to buy a game from us, but weren't going to pay the price we were asking. That is fine, prices are always negotiable, but the way this person made it seem, was like we had to sell the game at the price he wanted.
My husband replied that the suggested price was too low, and he got a reply that since he was buying in cash, we should sell the game cheaper. This went on and on for a couple of days, until we had no choice but to say the game was no longer available. I'm wondering, is it just us who find this type of behavior rude, or was this particular person just an annoying one?
I wonder these things, because I realize we are odd people and often frown upon actions or behavior that are normal to others. Maybe I live in a BGG bubble, because most people here are kind to each other and respect a No when one is said.
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:17 pm
As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar was expected to arrive this week. On Tuesday I got a message that the package was on its way to me and would be at my chosen parcel machine in Wednesday before 6PM. Great! We were going to the theater on Wednesday evening, so the plan was to pick up the package on our way there.
I kept waiting and waiting for the text message that comes when the package is loaded to the parcel machine, but it was already half past five, and no message. I went to the Post office's web page to see the parcel tracking section, and was terrified to see that they had had a problem getting my parcel to the machine and would try later. Later?! Like later when? Tomorrow? Next week? What on earth does that mean.
It was too late for me to call the customer service since we were going to the theater, so I had no choice but to wait for the next day. I almost couldn't enjoy the show because I was worried about my package. I was so sure they had broken it or something. i called the customer service the next morning and the lady on the phone was friendly and assured me my package was intact and I would receive it that day. Though, she wouldn't explain why it was delayed and she was dodging some of my questions.
All is well in the end, and I got my Tzolk'in My addiction is alive and well fed.
Didn't get to play it yet, but I organized the bits ❤️
On Saturday I got a second chance this week to play games with my nieces. My husband was going to a hockey game with my dad and all my friends had other plans, so I would have otherwise been home alone. Luckily they didn't have any plans, which is rare for two teenaged girls. I guess I'm the "cool" aunt they like spending time with.
Jani gave me a lift before going to the game, so I was a bit early there and my other niece wasn't home yet from a weekend course she is taking. That ment that me and Aino, who is 16, could break out our favorite game to play just the two of us, Dungeon Petz.
It still amazes me how this girl, with the attention span of a chipmunk, can concentrate in this game, and actually play well. Instead of just moving pieces. We had a small guest player with us. My mom's 2yo Tibetan spaniel, Ilo. (Her name means Joy in Finnish)
She often sits on someone's lap when we're playing. She likes to watch what people are doing, and smell the dice, if there are any. For some reason she thinks the smell of the dice change when they're rolled. Every time.
Our game was pretty tight, but for the first time ever, Aino beat me. She rocked the exhibitions, and even though I managed to sell my petz with good profit, it wasn't enough. It's good to see that she now knows the game so well, that she is able to plan good strategies. I'm going to take just a little bit of credit here, since I have been inflicting designer board games on her since she was five
After Petz my other niece Maiju came home and we ate dinner and then taught Marco Polo to Aino. Who won again! And it was her first game. Me and Maiju came not too far behind, but still. Victory was well deserved.
By the time we had finished with Marco Polo, my husband came back from the game, so we took out Elysium. What a fun little game! It is relatively quick but offers a nice amount of thinking and interaction with other players. Everybody liked it, and even though the theme is really thin, I'm enjoying it, as Ancient Greece is appealing to me. And Maiju said the same thing.
I've been trying to write here more often, if you have noticed by any chance. I think I prefer writing small post often, rather than long posts now and then. This way things are fresh on my mind, and I won't forget half of the things that happened between posts
Have a great week everybody!
I was lucky enough to squeeze in a game night today with some of my family members. Most of them are gamers, so it's quite easy to get those family game nights going on. My brother-in-law wasn't able to participate because of some choir related scheduling conflicts. But, that's OK.
I begged that we would play The Voyages of Marco Polo. I set up the game and explained the rules quickly but as thorough as I could. I was a bit worried, as my niece Maiju looked somewhat tired. But she got the rules down with one explanation and we were playing in a matter on minutes.
They wanted to play the apprentice mode, so we did not draft. Which was a bummer for me because my goal cards really weren't good together. I decided early on to focus on contracts and it worked marvelously, since I won. But only by two points, so didn't feel like a huge win. Everybody really enjoyed the game, and found the mechanisms to be interesting and entertaining. All the players happen to love Kingsburg and Alien Frontiers, which might be the reason why and the game is so pretty with all the colors. I just wish it had more PURPLE in it
After Marco Polo we ended up playing another new game, Deus. If you read my post from yesterday this comes as no surprise
My mom came by just as I was explaining the rules, and it just aggravated me. I had to politely ask her to wait a few minutes and let me finish the explanation. She is like the only member of my family who is not a gamer, so she just doesn't understand when she is interrupting really badly.
After the interruption we got to playing all right. I think I started pretty well, getting points early and being able to accumulate resources regularly. But my niece was on fire. You would have never guessed it was her first time playing Deus. Beginner's luck, eh? My husband did give a good fight, but we both lost to her by several points. I did realize after the game, that if I had chosen a different temple card than what I chose early in the game, I might have put up a better fight, but there was now way I could have predicted which one was better. I ended up scoring no points for that particular temple, which bummed me out. Need to think things more clearly next time. Nevertheless we had so much fun! I love that I can share all these great games with my family!
I need to show Deus to my game group that's getting together next week.
After Deus my husband went to watch hockey on TV and my niece and I took out Seasons. We were both eager to try the new cards from the expansion. Unfortunately it seemed like only a few of them turned up, but it's fine. I was so sure that this time I would win, after two games where I lost miserably. When we tallied the points I was winning by 10 points. Until she realized she forgot to add up the points from the special ability token she used. Which was +18 points. It's like I just can't win! When did she get so good? I'm starting to suspect faul play.
Rematch! I say, rematch!
All in all I had a great time, and could not think of a better way to spend time with my family. Maybe next time we'll have time to try Elysium, too.
A new week has started. And what a start it has been! Remember last time I blogged about wanting to get both The Voyages of Marco Polo and Deus? Well, I got a few more gift certificates to my FLGS, so I definitely could get both those games, and a few more. Yay!
As you can see, I went a little crazy.
But the most important thing is that Marco Polo is now MINE. I feel like a five year old girl before Christmas. I already bagged all the bits and pieces with the help of my mother-in-law, who voiced an interest in playing the game soon. Double yay! I'm hoping she might be persuaded to try Deus too.
I'm sorry if I'm being annoying with the Yays!! but I'm just so happy and excited right now.
I also got Elysium which looks stunning. Absolutely gorgeous.
I have to say the insert is amazing. The cards fit even with sleeves, which is rare. Elysium needs to hit the table soon. I'm quite positive my niece will love it. We both really enjoy card games and Greek mythology as a theme, so win-win I say. I'm hoping my husband Jani will also find the game mechanisms interesting, but if not then it's his loss
I finally got the first expansion to Seasons, the Seasons: Enchanted Kingdom. I looked through the cards quickly and they seem interesting, will just have to see how they play. I would have gotten the second one too, but they were out of stock.
I'm also getting Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar which is supposed to arrive maybe on Wednesday. Or Thursday.
I've been meaning to get Tzolk'in for ages, but somehow just never did. Hmm, it seems I'm having a bit of a Euro fever at the moment. Especially worker-placement euro.
I'll try to get them all played as soon as possible, but I'm confident I'll love them all.
I hope you all have a great week!
Last Saturday I had a party celebrating my 30th birthday and Halloween of course. My real birthday is this Wednesday but we wanted to celebrate on the weekend so that people had more time etc.
The Plan was to play games the whole day, and you could dress up for Halloween, but it wasn't necessary. Some people just don't like to do that sort of thing. I was a witch with purple hair
We had decorated with some pumpkins and skeletons, but very low key. I had promised some of my guests to make some face painting for them, as I'm a professional make-up artist, that's the thing I do. But I didn't want to spend all my time doing work.
We chose to play shorter party type games, because I had a feeling people would come and go, therefore longer games might be an issue.
Our first game was Telestrations. It usually works well with a larger group and gets everyone relaxed. We had some really hard words, and those pictures that followed were insane. It was just a riot. Good fun.
Telestrations was followed by Spyfall. My sister had really bad luck and she was the spy on her first game ever. But she managed to lie pretty well, and we accused someone else falsely. Spyfall is a fun experience that we don't like to keep score in.
After Spyfall we decided to play a game of Wits & Wagers which I hadn't played in a really long time. I had forgotten how much fun it is when you really don't have a clue about the answer. We usually play W&W only during family holidays when playing with people who aren't really gamers. This time it was fun playing with really competitive gamers, who tried to be strategic in a game you really can't be.
When we finished Wits & Wagers it was time for some pizza cake. Mm, pepperoni!
We wanted to play a game of Dixit to see how my friend Hanna's new boyfriend would handle that game. You can really tell a lot from a person after seeing his or her clues in Dixit. And he did good. Not too obvious but not too weird either. Good to see he was on the same wavelength as everybody else.
We also played a ton of One Night Ultimate Werewolf with the Daybreak expansion. This seemed to be everyone's favorite game, and it was frequently requested. I laughed so hard that my stomach actually ached. At one point my sister filmed us during a game, which turned out to be quite fun to watch.
Our last game of the evening was a 1 AM round of Colt Express. I lost horribly, I think I had only like 400$ while the winner had 2600$.
We were supposed to play Mascarade and The Resistance but didn't have time, because everyone wanted to play ONUW. Too bad, I would have liked to try the new characters that came in the Mascarade expansion.
I got a gift certificate to my FLGS from a friend and now I have to think very hard, what to get with it. I'm thinking maybe finally I'll get The Voyages of Marco Polo which I've been drooling over for months. But then again I would really like to buy Deus, because it looks like a game I would like, and some of my gaming friends and family would enjoy too. But, Marco Polo looks so awesome it is really hard not to choose that one. My husband suggested Mysterium, which I'm definitely getting before Christmas, but maybe I'll be a bit selfish, and get a game I want for myself. After all, it's my gift.
Choices, choices, choices.
I also got a bag full of purple pawns. They look like those big pawns from Pandemic first edition. Now I'll always have a playing piece of my favorite color. More games should have purple, you know.
Oh, and I cut my hair. As you can see from my new avatar. I love it!
I thought this week would never end!
This week was full of everything and while that is great, it also is tiring. Today I've felt like doing nothing. Well, I should do laundry but instead I'm procrastinating and writing for you guys.
On Tuesday my mother-in-law had her birthday, and she invited us for dinner and some games. We thought she wasn't going to be around for at least a week, so we didn't have a present for her, which was embarrassing. I ordered a set of pink meeples for her Carcassonne, but they haven't arrived yet. We played only two games, and very light games of Mord im Arosa and Camel Up. I really didn't want to play Camel Up, but since others wanted, I didn't want to make a fuss about it. I think we should get the expansion, because it might make the game more enjoyable for me.
We didn't have time for any bigger games, so that evening was a bit of a disappointment in that regard, but we did get to spend some time with family. That's a plus anyhow.
On Thursday we went to the theater in Lahti, which is about an hour away from where we live. During the drive there I played some Coup on my iPhone with my nieces. No other games got played, except maybe a few Splendor app games before going to sleep.
On Friday I had a little over an hour of spare time before going to get my husband from a hockey game, so I arranged a game date with my niece Maiju to play Seasons. She hadn't played Seasons in a long time, and after the game she said she enjoyed it more than she used to. We should really play Seasons more often. That could be my motto: Play more Seasons!
We had so much fun, and would have played more, if I had the time. Inspired by that, we promised to have a game day on Saturday after my work. We were supposed to play something new to us, but since my work schedule exploded and I was really late, I packed Seasons and Five Tribes with us. Yeah, Five Tribes again. It seems I just can't get enough of it.
I also brought my new copies of Spyfall and One Night Ultimate Werewolf that I recently bought for the 31st and my birthday party. I thought my nieces could help me sleeve those before we started playing those other games. But we never got to playing Seasons or Five Tribes, because all they wanted to play was Spyfall and ONUW. Over and over again. We even got my brother-in-law to come and play with us. We had some much fun and laughter filled the house. I had also bought Mascarade Expansion for our base game, but we didn't get to play that either.
That was a really great day and evening. I guess this is what life is about. Great memories of people you love.
A year ago I made my top 20 list in mid October. And oh boy, has that list changed! Last year saw many many new games enter our collection, and sadly some others had to go. The circle of life and all that jazz. But change is good, right?
20. Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game (17)
I'm not particularly known for liking huge thematic AT games, but I just like the Indiana Jones feel that F&G gives. I own both the expansions for this and we play with them on a regular basis. The mechanisms are rubbish, but the experience is great.
No. 20 was Arkham horror last year , which now has dropped of the list.
19. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game (New!)
Legendary Encounters has creeped its way on the list. It's a fun and thrilling deck-builder where you might end up as the opposing team, reborn as an alien. I like the horror theme and the co-operative nature of the game.
No.19 was Forbidden desert last year. It still is a fun game, just didn't quite fit the list this time around.
18. Abyss (New!)
I got Abyss as a birthday present last year. We've played tons of it and I am really looking forward to the expansion. Bruno Cathala is one of my favorite designers, so this doesn't come as a surprise at all.
No.18 was Mord im Arosa last year. It dropped out because of another game that comes up later on the list.
17. Seasons (Back on the list)
Seasons has made a come back! Even when there is a really long pause between games of Seasons, I just truly enjoy playing it. Drafting is a mechanism I like and the art and components are just fabulous. I've been wondering if I should get the expansions, but have not decided one way or the other.
16. Hanabi (New!)
How come this wasn't on the list last year? I just love Hanabi. I own two versions of it, one for travel and one deluxe version for home. We introduced this to my husband's cousin and his wife this Summer, and they totally fell in love with it! The concept is just so neat and fun. And it's an Antoine Bauza game <3
No.16 was actually another Bauza game, Takenoko, last year.
15. Carcassonne: South Seas (9.)
Carcassonne has dropped a few steps, but I still enjoy it. South seas is my current favorite, but I'll play the regular or the Hunters and Gatherers any day also. I tend to be quite competitive player in Carc so I prefer company that plays the same way as I do: To win.
14. Imperial Settlers (New!)
Imperial Settlers is also a new game on the list. I didn't really go for the hype this game had, I just thought I'd try it to see what others were raving about. I had read a lot about IS and little by little became very interested in it. It turned out to be a cool game, one I wished my husband would like more. I think he is a bit lukewarm towards it. But I love it, and this is my list!
No.14 was Pathfinder ACG last year, which I'm totally over with for now.
13. Dixit (12.)
Still, after all these years, I love Dixit. We've had so many crazy and fun sessions of it, that it makes me smile just thinking about them. I like the newer art better, than the original one. Which is probably the reason why I'm definitely getting Mysterium. I think the art is somewhat similar-ish. Dixit is my sister's favorite game, so we play this all the time.
12. Shadows over Camelot (11.)
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I like co-ops. But one thing I like even more, is the possibility of a traitor among us. Secret roles, intrigue, missions... Shadows over Camelot has a lot of things I really love.
11. Coup (New!)
Speaking of intrigue, the next game is a game that dropped Mord I'm Arosa of the list. We play Coup all the time. Every time we have ten minutes before doing something else, someone suggest a round of Coup. We don't even always keep score. It's just fun to lie to your friends!
10. Splendor (New!)
I honestly don't know why I like Splendor so much. The theme doesn't really exist, the art is nothing spectacular, but I just enjoy playing it. I use it quite often when introducing new people to the hobby, and it has proven to be very effective in this way. There is something addictive about it.
No.10 Was Through the desert last year, which I still adore, just didn't make the list this time. A great game, though.
9. Ticket to Ride -series. (5.)
Ticket to ride is my mother-in-law's favorite game, so as you can probably guess, we play it a hundred times a year. My favorite of the bunch is Nordic countries, because it's a very tight map and people are bound to run into each other's routes. I'm eager to try the new map collection, once it hits retail here.
8. Dungeon Petz (New!)
Fantasy theme and worker placement? Count me in. Dungeon petz is a really fun, a bit quirky but at the same time complex game, about raising monster petz, that you sell to the lords from another game called Dungeon Lords. This is a family favorite especially with my nieces, who actively beg for us to play this over and over again. I think my job as an aunt has been quite successful
No.8 was Ingenious/Blokus last year, and I just haven't gotten those to the table, hence the dropping out. I still like them both very much.
7. Alchemists (New!)
As you might guess, I'm a huge fan of deduction games and worker placement mechanism. Alchemists combines those in a fun and addictive game. I like the art and components, except the board could be sturdier maybe. It most definitely is not a game for everyone.
6. 7 Wonders (7.)
7 wonders went up a notch on my list and I believe it's because we've been playing a lot of Among the Stars lately, and that has made me realize, I LOVE 7 Wonders and it is far superior to AtS, in my opinion. I can't explain it in words, it's just the way I feel.
No.6 was Oregon, which sadly fell of the list. Maybe it will return someday, or maybe it's time has come. We shall see.
5. Pandemic (15.)
So, Pandemic rose from 15. to 5... That is weird, but since it's my husband's all time favorite, it shouldn't be that big of a surprise. It has gotten a lot of playing time in our household. And this isn't even because Legacy, because we don't own it.
4. Alien Frontiers / Kingsburg (New!)
I'm cheating here, because these two games scratch a similar itch for me, it just depends on if I'm in a sci-fi or fantasy mood. These get a ton of table time with us, and don't really see that changing lately. I wish I could get a hold of the expansions to AF, as they seem like something I would like to try. Kingsburg we only play with the To Forge a Realm expansion. I'm glad that some of our friends have really fallen in love with these, so I'm confident I get to play them all the time if I so wish.
No.4 was Airlines Europe which no one ever wants to play with me
3. Small World Underground (2.)
So this comes as no surprise for anyone. Everybody knows I love Small World. The fantasy theme is fun and I like that colorful look of the game. We have crazy fun especially with family when playing SW, when curse words fly in the air, when someone's skeletons get wiped out after a rat invasion, or something like that. If only the setting up wasn't so annoying. I have all the expansions, so there's a TON of stuff.
No.3 was LOTR LCG which I just didn't have time to play this year.
2. Trains: Rising Sun (New!)
I fell in love with Trains after the first play, and it has stayed with me the whole year around. I like how this game makes the deck-building mechanism meaningful in a way I feel other games don't. I have both base sets and the map pack 1. I think I prefer Rising sun, but you can mix the cards anyway you like. I use the train pieces from TTR instead of the cubes that come with this game. It just looks nicer on the board and makes the game feel more thematic.
1. Five Tribes (New!)
Cult of the New? Dunno. I got this as a birthday present last year, and the more I play it, the more I love it. I'm always up for a game of FT, or Tribes as we call it since there's actually six tribes currently... I love the Mancala styled moving and being able to do so many different things. I tend to always ignore the yellow meeples, because I hate the color yellow, which is stupid. They are points, after all... Just last night my niece Maiju beat us all and she always goes for the yellow ones. I tried to assassinate them as much as possible, but in the end she won.
You might be wondering what happened to my former favorite game Summoner wars, that was my favorite for several years. Honestly, I just don't enjoy 2-player only games that much anymore, and I think I needed a change. I still own it and it was a part of our 10x10 challenge, so I like it. I just don't love it anymore.
Wow, that's it, folks! Another year has passed with great games played and hopefully there's some great games to come next year. I have a small or not so small shopping list, that has some interesting games, which might make an appearance on this list next year.
This October has been so beautiful here in Southern Finland. Sun is shining in a clear blue sky, the air is crisp but not yet cold. I just love the autumn foliage.
In my last post I mentioned some money consuming life issues, that took precedence over, well, basically everything. Now that things have cleared I can shed some light on things quickly.
Last month my doctor found a lump on my breast, and I had to go through some medical exams, to see what that lump was. I was really scared and obviously convinced that I had cancer. Luckily it is not. Everything is fine now.
As a sort of "Happy you're fine!" -gift my husband got me the Artisans of Naqala expansion for Five Tribes. Yay! I really really like Five Tribes, and I wasn't really thinking it needed an expansion but I was intrigued by it, nonetheless.
When we had the next game night I made sure we tried the Artisans. I went full on with the purple meeples and all I got was the items that give points. But, points are good. I would have liked some magic items as well. I did lose though, because someone got all the good djinns before I could get to them
Everyone liked the expansion. It doesn't complicate the game much, but it brings other options to consider. I would have liked a couple more new genies, though. I haven't been able to get those promo ones, so I had hoped the expansion would add more of them. A minor thing, I'm not seriously complaining.
In two weeks we're celebrating my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Unfortunately I can't go to my friend's Haunted House party this year because it's on the same day. Bummer. I love Halloween, even though we don't have it here in Finland officially. Last time I went as the Angel of Death, and the year before that I was Jessica Rabbit. I was thinking that even though I'm having a board game party, I could still get a fun costume. Also, I would like to go buy One Night Ultimate Werewolf for the party. To get a fun atmosphere going. Is it rude to buy gifts for oneself?
Aren't birthdays like the greatest thing ever!
I don't really have much more to write now, I just wanted to make a small update.
Hope you guys have an amazing weekend!
Not really, but I like that song.
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. We usually have lots of game nights and just generally more time for games, during the last months of the year. My birthday is on November 4th and I'm really hoping to have a game themed party. I'm turning 30 which is great, I feel.
Lately we've been enjoying Alchemists a lot. It is really interesting and relatively different from other games we have, so it has become a family favorite. I would really like to see a small expansion for this, with maybe some new artifacts etc. I doubt it will happen, though.
I have also enjoyed Abyss with my niece. We play it quite often when we're visiting them. I'm definitely getting the expansion for this. Abyss and Imperial Settlers are our go-to games when we're playing by ourselves, when others are busy. And she can't wait for the Atlanteans expansion! I personally would prefer Vikings, because why not?! They could be like the Barbarians but with ships!
I still haven't gotten my hands on The Voyages of Marco Polo, even though my FLGS finally has that. We've had to put game buying on a halt, because other stupid life things that take precedence at the moment. We have a lot of money consuming things coming in October.
And, SOME IDIOT KEYED MY CAR. Wtf. Luckily my insurance covers the new paint job for it completely, but I'm just annoyed. Sometimes I just don't like people. Or selfish motherbeeeeeps.
Okay, rant over. Moving on to more pleasant stuff.
I've been trying to lose weight since mid of July, and I'm now about -10kg thinner. I haven't talked about this here, because it's not gaming related, but since I'm quite proud of myself, I just wanted to mention it. The whole last year of my life has been a bit hard, since I haven't been able to sleep well, so being all the time tired put some weight on me, that I now have been able to get rid of. My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea and he has gotten this CPAP-mask that helps him breathe during the night, so now I don't have to watch over him and can now get some well deserved sleep.
Have a great week, you guys!
Ps. If you have some great birthday tips, I would like to hear them. Last year I had a Battlestar Galactica themed birthday game day, and that was a blast!
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:27 am
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