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
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
Sean and I recently attended PAX Prime 2011. PAX is short for Penny Arcade Expo. It is a huge, weekend long gaming event for video gamers, PC gamers, and board gamers. According to Wikipedia’s info about PAX, PAX originated in Seattle in 2004 and now does an event in Boston (PAX East) too.
Over the last couple of years, I remembered people from Sean’s work talking about PAX, so this year, when tickets went on sale in April or so, I got two passes for Saturday so we could check it out. 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