Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shopping Spree

Today I took Z on a little birthday shopping spree. Al came along to carry the packages.

First stop was Time Machine, the most awesome hobby shop in the world. Z picked out a little fairy figure and a pack of gum as a reward for behaving at game club while I was trapped in the endless game of Power Grid. I picked up Rails of Europe and three green glitter dice. Al got nothing.

Then on to the Mall.

Build-A-Bear. Z used her birthday Build-A-Bear coupon to get PJs for her stuffed cat. Al got nothing.

Limited Too. They were having a buy 1, get 2 free sale on accessories. For some reason games are considered accessories. Z got High School Musical Mystery Date, a pillow with speakers in it for her ipod, and a Polly Pocket. Total cost $16. Al got nothing.

Bath & Body Works: Al got sexy shower gel that makes him smell all outdoorsy and manly. Al says that technically he still got nothing, since the shower gel is really for me.

Z and I played Mystery Date when we got home. Z says she rates it a 20.

Game Club

I really like the guys at game club. They are all so nice and so funny. Today I played Power Grid for the first time. The game took forever. I think the first turn took an hour. The fun part was spending most of the game whispering with Star, who was sitting at the far end of the table next to me. He was saying the most catty things, and I was calling him Cordelia, because everything he said was true. Then Dave would make faces and roll his eyes at us.

Power Grid reminded me of Railroad Tycoon, which I like better. Therefore, I don't need to own it, but would be happy play again if someone suggested it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Excellent Gaming Over the Past 2 Weeks

I got Pirate King on sale at B & N. We had lots of fun playing that last week.

Al gave me Cavetroll for Valentine's Day. Haven't had a chance to play yet, but will probably try it before the weekend is over.

Last night at game club exactly five of us showed up. We played an awesome game of Fury of Dracula.

Today we all got snowed in, so Francie came over in the afternoon. She brought Arkadia which I liked. It's a Euro puzzle game, but it doesn't pretend like it's not. It is very pretty too. Francie had been telling me that it was a really easy, light game, but it isn't. Pirate King is a light easy game. Arkadia is somewhat Go like. I was surprised Al liked it, since he doesn't like Through the Desert. Then we played Railroad Tycoon. Over vacation, Francie borrowed Age of Steam because she had heard so many people raving about it. She convinced us all to try it with her. We all decided it wasn't any fun. While we were playing Railroad Tycoon Francie kept commenting on how much cooler all the bits were, and how much more fun it was than Age of Steam. I kept teasing her that she had a little bit of Trash in her soul. After RRT, we had dinner, and then another game of Arkadia. Al and I both beat Francie this second game. So Francie said that maybe the game was harder than she thought.

If the roads are clear tomorrow, Francie and I are going to game club. Otherwise she may come over here again for a couple games of something.