Monday, May 28, 2007

Viking Games

KingPut e-mailed me a list of the Viking games he played this weekend. Is he just rubbing it in that our plans to play cool games with Dan this weekend got flushed?

Here is what he has to say:

Midgard = Viking Mission Red Planet (area control but not as good as MRP) = 6.5

Wikinger = Viking Alahambra = 7.0

Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga = Viking Hybrid game AT / Euro = 7.5 (best map and pieces)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

No Descent This Weekend

Dan changed his plans and couldn't visit this weekend, so no Descent for me.

Francie did come by, carrying her beloved copy of Cleopatra and the Society of Accountants. We made a deal that I would play Cleopatra with her, if she learned HellRail. So we play Cleopatra , and then I pull out HellRail. I start going over the rules with her, and then she's all like, "I'm too tired to learn a new game. It'd getting late. I have to go." Bitch. Just kidding. I love Francie. She has promised me that next time she absolutely will learn HellRail.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Buffy CCG

Al and Z got me a couple boxes of BTVS CCG boosters for Mother's Day, and I picked up another box for myself this week. I have been trying to build some decks now that I have nearly all the cards, and enough duplicates to make something decent. Al asked me to build him a Spike deck, which I finished last night. We tried it out, and he beat my Willow deck in 3 turns. I wasn't even close. I think I have to work on a new deck for myself. The thing that I don't like about CCG's is that most of the "game" is in building the deck. Building a strong deck isn't too hard. What is challenging is building a couple of decks that are well balanced against each other.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Weekend House Guest

D is visiting for the weekend and he's bringing Descent. How big is that box? I'm thinking it is going to be a bitch to carry it on the bus, let alone the subway. D gets extra friend points for this. Hmm, I guest that means I should change the sheets in the guest room and pick up some Captn' Crunch.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


If you ever have the chance to surprise a kid by dumping out 50 packs of boosters in front of them, go for it.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pirate Games

Today Z said, "I want to play the pirate game."
So I got out Sword and Skull.
Z says, " No, not that one. The other pirate game. The one with the cards"
So I got out Dead Man's Treasure.
Z says, "Not that one. The one with the cards and the boat."
So I got out Capt'n Clever.
Z says, "No not that one. The one with the cards and the boat and the little pirate guys."
So I got out Cartagena.
Z says, "That's the one."
And we played.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Harry Potter TCG

I picked up a starter set of the Harry Potter Trading Card Game last weekend (see ultimate geek day). It was an impulse buy at the counter for $4.99.

Z really likes Harry Potter and we have a few Harry Potter themed games. They mostly suck. But hope springs eternal.

Tonight Z and I played. It's a kid's game, but it was still pretty fun. You get to have a wizards' duel. How fun is that! Z really liked it. It is fast (about 10 - 15 minutes) and easy and captures the flavor of the books. The best Harry Potter themed game I've played. So I ordered a couple boxes of boosters ($2 a box) for Z. She is going to be tripping ripping open those packs.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Ultimate Geek Day

This is what we did today.

  1. Mountain Biking
  2. Picnic. Girly geek moment - Spotted a JLY 24H (blond/brown/freckles) wearing the new Flower Garden Dress at the picnic table next to ours. The mom let me take an up close look.
  3. Comic Book Store. Free comic day. They gave Z a butt load of comics. I bought the first three issues of the new Buffy books.
  4. Game Store. Got to see a demo copy of Tide of Iron . Al said the tanks looked squashed, and acted like he wasn't interested, but I saw a little drool.
  5. Star Trek (original). Have they stopped showing the remastered Star Treks? This is the second week in row they haven't been on. We watched a taped episode.
  6. Comic Book Reading Time. Read my Buffy's. Meh.
  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Al wanted to watch Star Wars. Z wanted to watch Holy Grail. I was the deciding vote.
  8. Marvel Heroes. Played Marvel Heroes again. This time, with all the rules. Al and I were neck and neck until the last round, and then he blew past me. He wanted to leave it out and play again tomorrow, but I needed the room cleaned.
  9. Organize the Games. Moved a butt load of kiddie games that Z has out grown to the attic. We have mad room now.
  10. Bed.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Marvel Heroes vs Puerto Rico

We played Marvel Heroes again last night. Al lost. Afterwards I asked him if he had a good time despite his loss.

Al said," I got to be the Thing and fight Juggernaut. On the other hand, I could have spent the evening selling coffee like the lady at Dunkin' Doughnuts. . . Uh, yeah . . . Let's leave
Marvel Heroes set up and play again tomorrow."