Your gift has arrived
and I love it. My partner and I have already tried it out, and my baby played with the leftover cardboard after I punched out all the tokens.
I'm very eager to play it a bunch more and get to know the strategy, and I'm saving the expansion until we are confident in our gameplay.
Thank you so much for the thoughtful gifts, and happy holidays!
Dear Santa 2014,
Wishlist is updated, thanks for your patience. I've tried to include notes on most entries. I also want you to know that I'm open to a surprise that isn't on my wishlist if that's more your style.
This has been a different year for me in gaming, with lots of big changes in the rest of my life (new house, new baby, maternity leave, a giant reno). I joined the 10x10 challenge to focus my gaming efforts, and it's been very interesting to get a bit deeper into some specific games. Overall, I found that I didn't need many new games this year, as I was really enjoying the ones which I already own within the limited amount of time available for gaming.
Often I'm gaming with my partner (2-player, after our little guy has fallen asleep), but I also play against my sisters and some good friends. Occasionally I go to a local gaming event or to the games cafe, but haven't been able to do as much this year. I like Euros, with a personal bias towards heavier games but I've also grown to appreciate simpler games to play with friends who are new to the hobby. In the past couple years, I've discovered the fun in math trades and this has led me to better curate my collection.