Harvey - Games Played on a new Island
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When you can't get out of your home, because it's surrounded by water, what do you do?

Well, actually, since we still have electricity (but no A/C - it broke), we watch the news a lot and keep in touch with friends and family, helping arrange housing for displaced, and so on. We're in one of the worst areas, where we've had over 30 inches of rain, but thankfully, our house is on a very high point and hasn't flooded.

Today, the water has subsided some, so my wife and I will take turns going to help others at the shelter at our church.

In the meantime, here are the games my 10-yr-old son and I have played so far, while trapped in the house (and when I can pull him away from video games). I'll update the list as we play more.
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1. Board Game: RattleSnake [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:4009]
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Surprisingly, my son asked to start with something quick and simple, and he pulled this one out. The magnets are fun, and the skill to place them is tricky.

But he soon remembered that he wasn't very good at this one. After one very short game, it was put away.
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2. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:334]
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Then things got a little more serious. 2-player Nexus Ops isn't the best, but can still make for an engaging little war game. My son made a good effort, but I still triumphed. (No, I don't "let" him win!) It was a good lesson for him in strategy.
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3. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:268] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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The big game for yesterday evening was Sentinels. We haven't had this long, so we're still learning a lot about it.

We fought Omnitron with Absolute Zero, Tachyon, Expatriette, and the Argent Adept. Over the course of the battle, one by one, the heroes fell, until only the Adept was standing. Hilariously, the incapacitated heroes allowed the Adept to keep healing himself and surviving Omnitron's drone attacks. After a ridiculously drawn-out battle, the hero was finally victorious.
 
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4. Board Game: Rivet Wars: Eastern Front [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1730]
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This one's been my son's entry-level game for a while now. While the combat is kind of simplistic, it's a good intro to various concepts that work well in so many other games.

Today, it was a wipe-out. It was almost embarrassing how much I dominated. But it was still a lot of silly fun.
 
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5. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1328]
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Next up, we persuaded the teenager to play with us and are starting a 3-player game of FA. As America, I narrowly defeated both kids. It was touch-and-go right up until the end.
 
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6. Board Game: Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:2073]
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After Fortress America and dinner, I lost the kids to Nintendo for a while, so I played a solo game of Apex. Despite its huge problems with multiplayer, it's still a fantastic solo experience.

I played Carnotaurus vs. Deinonychus. And I lost. Pffft.
 
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For now, the game table is being used for jigsaw puzzles. Games have to wait.

Harvey is finally moving past, it seems. My road is still flooded, but we might be able to get out later today. (Tuesday, 8/29)
 
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8. Board Game: Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star [Average Rating:8.89 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.89 Unranked]
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Time for more gaming fun! Xia has become our absolute favorite game, so it was inevitable that it would come out. Let the legends begin!
 
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