I’ve had to travel for work lately, and I had the good fortune to sit with my friend and co-worker Charlie on a couple of fairly empty flights recently. We both like games, so we spent the time trying out games on the airplane tray tables. We played Hive, Blokus Duo, and the Ticket to Ride iPad app.
Blokus Duo is a quick abstract game that is simple to learn but challenging to play. Sean and I don’t play many games like it, but we both enjoyed it. It’s a puzzle-like experience to figure out how to block your opponent and claim areas for yourself. Continue reading
Sean got me a few games for Christmas last year, and Through the Desert was one of them. I had read about it on BoardGameGeek and told Sean I was interested in it. Part of the reason was the super cute camel pieces used in the game. The pastel camels look like candy!
We played Through the Desert twice right after getting it, didn’t love it as much as most of our games, and then didn’t play it again until this week. I don’t think we were quite ready for this type of game back in December, but we liked it a lot more when we played it on Sunday. Continue reading
Recently, Sean and I made an exciting decision and bought a boat! It is a 2006 22 foot C-dory. Sean found a good deal on one near our house, which was great because we were thinking we might have to go to the east coast to get one.
C-dories are made locally, but they are in such demand around here that the prices are higher, and they are often cheaper farther away. We were lucky to find one for a good price locally! Our boat is a little cruiser with an enclosed cabin, so we can use it year-round and even camp (and of course play games) on it. Continue reading
Earlier this week, we went back to Card Kingdom and Cafe Mox with our friends Charlie and Michele. They also love to play games! Their favorite right now is Dominion. They have all the expansions for it!
We started the night with a non-game related activity by going on a rooftop garden tour at Bastille restaurant (a French restaurant in Ballard) and then having dinner there. Here are a couple of photos from it anyway because it was so cool.
Card Kingdom is a newish game store that opened in Ballard recently. I have shopped there for games a few times but hadn’t really hung out there. But I had been wanting to, and I finally got the chance! Continue reading