Sushizock im Gockelwok – Just So-So with Two

Sushizock at Populuxe

Sushizock im Gockelwok at Populuxe Brewing

Sean and I have¬†played Sushizock im Gockelwok on our own a few times, and I’ve also played in a larger group. Since we hadn’t played it in a long time, we took it along on a recent trip to Populuxe Brewing. Sushizock was one of the games I wanted to reevaluate to consider whether it’s really worth having around.

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Martian Dice: It’s No Zombie Dice, But Still Fun

martian dice cow, chicken, human, tank, death ray

When I first heard about Martian Dice, I felt like I needed to get a copy, because Zombie Dice has been a hit with pretty much everyone I know. Martian Dice has some similarities, especially in appearance, but it’s a very different game with its own pros and cons.

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Zombie Dice Snow Day at Carmelita

Sean standing outside Carmelita restaurant

On a recent snow day when Sean and I both worked from home, I got an email from Carmelita, one of our favorite restaurants, saying they were having all day happy hour for the snow day. When we both finished working, I put Zombie Dice in my pocket, and we took a long walk through the snow for some dice, cocktails, and yummy vegetarian food.

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Crowd Pleaser Zombie Dice

Pile of Zombie Dice

Zombie Dice is by far my most played game over the past few years. I have not yet found a game that can compete with it in its combination of fun, theme, portability, short time frame, and expandability from two players to as many players as you want. Even though the game is just a bunch of dice, people often get really into the zombie theme. Continue reading

Working the Cave Meeples in Stone Age

The game box for Stone Age

Stone Age is one of my favorite games. In Stone Age, players compete to build the best tribe of cave people. Stone Age is in a genre called worker placement games, because you have a collection of workers (cave meeples!) who you send out into the world to work for your tribe each round. Stone Age is an attractive, strategic, and satisfying board game. Continue reading

Sushizock im Gockelwok at Cafe Mox

Game box for Sushizock im Gockelwok tile and dice game

Game box

I learned a new game last week called Sushizock im Gockelwok. This is one of the games I bought with exercise points. I played it first with some coworkers over lunch on Monday and then played with Sean at Cafe Mox on Wednesday evening. It’s fairly quick dice and tile game with a sushi theme and some fun stealing from other players. Continue reading

Zombie Dice on Top of Mount Snoqualmie

Zombie Dice being rolled on a rock next to the marker on top of Mt Snoqualmie

Zombie Dice next to the official government marker of the Mt Snoqualmie summit

Last weekend, Sean, Charlie, Michele, and I climbed to the top of Mount Snoqualmie. I carried Zombie Dice up, and we played a quick “sudden death” round of Zombie Dice at the top. The hike was very difficult and as Michele and I started to get to the end of our strength on the way up, she invented a hiking game for us to play along the way. Continue reading

Pass the Pigs in Bellevue Thai Kitchen Restaurant

Josie waiting for Thai food to arrive

My lovely sister and fierce opponent

On one of my recent days off, I went over to Bellevue to spend the afternoon with my beautiful, smart, and funny little sister Josie. She is also one of my best gaming buddies! Continue reading

Purse Games

I like to make sure that I am always prepared with a few games available, and I usually carry a few small games in my purse. My sister gave me this awesome big purse, and it is great for packing in a bunch of games.

Large purse with games inside

My purse with games inside

I could fit way more games than this, but it’s nice to have some space to throw in a book, sunglasses, my lunch, etc. Here are the games that I’ve been carrying around in my purse lately. Continue reading