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.
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.
Calling LCR a “game” is a bit of a stretch. LCR Dice is more like an activity than a game, since it is 100% luck and no strategy or skill. But it can be an entertaining gambling activity, especially when played for money. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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