Sean and I have never been much into sports, but this year, we joined a fantasy football league, and I am really enjoying playing it and learning about football! Fantasy football has a lot of similarities to a board game. The players on our team are a lot like our meeples.
We choose who plays each week and bench the others, and then they go out into the world and bring us back points. In order to make the experience more board game like, I decided to get unpainted wooden meeples and paint them to represent our team! 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 →
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 →
Pandemic is a cooperative game where players work together to save the world from dangerous diseases. Each player has a unique ability that the others don’t have, so it requires a lot of discussion and coordination.
I think the most fun experiences I have had playing Pandemic are the times when everything is going wrong and the diseases take over, because it’s so crazy and chaotic! But it’s also very satisfying to win as a team against a challenging game. Sean and I played Pandemic this weekend and had one of our rare and satisfying wins. 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 →
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.
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 →
Welcome to my blog! I am Elizabeth. I love to play board and card games. I got interested in games in late 2009 when some friends taught me and my husband to play Carcassonne. I had no idea there were games like that out there! I was hooked. A little Internet research and discovery of the helpful BoardGameGeek website led me to find many more games I love.
Sean and me at a boating event (we don't own a boat yet though)
I have found that I especially like the recent European style strategy games. I like games with meeples (little wooden people), dice, strategy, and interaction. I like most party games, too. Continue reading →