I swung by the Brigham DI not expecting to find anything since a good find is rare there and Dan's wife found Priests of Ra yesterday. I was happy to come across this for $2. The Alea small box version pictured.
I've been on this site for 10 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I am, to some degree, sick of learning too many new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
Sorry, last week was a busy mess at home and at work but I'm above water right now I think, and I stress, think.
I've been doing a lot of online gaming over on Yucata.de and boiteaujeux as well, ending this week I lost a game of The Castles of Burgundy, I won a game of PÜNCT and I tied a game of Dungeon Petz, yes tied as there is apparently no tie breaker in the game.
On the table we played Fog of Love and House of Borgia to get ready for those Kickstarters which are currently running, you can find our Previews HERE and HERE. Also be sure to check out the Kickstarter pages for those two fantastic games.
But along with those, we did manage a couple other games this week. Gabby wrangled Kerensa and I into a game of Terra, which is really a wonderful way to do an educational/trivia game I think. I love the way you can hedge your bets so to speak by placing adjacent next to someone who you think knows what they are doing and Gabby definitely uses that to her advantage when she's lost on something.
Also played three rousing games of Wyatt Earp, which while not technically part of the Mystery Rummy Series of games, you can definitely sense that it should be. Really well done rummy style game with a fun Western theme where you are out collecting bounties on bandits like, Sundance Kid, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, etc, by playing sets of cards. Really really well done but I was beaten so badly in all three games that I'm beginning to think I married a Rummy Savant.
One of my favorite things I did last week was I finally unsleeved all 950 cards in our Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, I hated playing with them and I partially blame that for why I never play the game anymore, so no more excuses!
Rebecca (10) wanted to learn some more traditional card games, and I remembered we had this rummy variant. After working out how to play, our tactics weren't up to much until the end of the first round. Then we all seemed to get it, including Rebecca, who managed to come from behind to win a good victory. Verdict: a fun (if slightly confusing) version of a standard card game.
We also showed her No Thanks! - to my surprise as I thought she would have played it already, an excellent game that went down well, and High Five!, an interesting combination of tile-laying and poker.
Rebecca wanted to learn a card game and Helena thought that rummy would be a good choice. I then remembered that we had this rummy version squirreled away. Once she'd got the hang of it (ie after the first round) she did pretty well.
Wyatt Earp x 1 All Creatures Big and Small Agricola x 1 Lost Cities x 1 Dungeon Raiders x 1 Stone Age x 1 Machi Koro x 1 Heckmeck x 1 Sorry! Sliders x 1 Le Havre x 1 Apples to Apples x 1 Race for The Galaxy x 2 Kingdom Builder x 1
Also The Great Dalmuti and Apples to Apples with the school games club
My favourite Western game, a topic I love, so gets played quite often. Also small enough to take with us on holiday, probably the only game on the list we would do that with, so gets more plays there as well.