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My first real Resistance evening…
I’ll never trust my friends again!
On 4 games this is actually the only one where the government won. 

My wife and I found a craft organizer at the store the other day. Immediately our minds went to “we can organize Catan with this.” We have the seafarers expansion, plus the 5-6 expansions for regular and seafarers. All the small pieces fit perfectly, and found a use for that bumper sticker. Now to find something to hold all the map tiles and borders. 

The third time the three of us played Dixit, we ended up this set of cards  which was just too good that I couldn’t not take a picture of it.

Although we live in Australia, we always play in German (as that’s the language we speak at home) meaning that this round the reference was “von unten oder oben” which translates into “from below or above”. Once the cards were revealed we genuinely all just had one of those silent ‘oh god, that is amazing’ moments, followed by a ridiculous amount of time spent by the ones guessing as they tried to figure out which one was the original one.

We got together with the super awesome folks of Ballista Games to bring International TableTop Day to Cebu City! This is the first time Tabletop day is being celebrated in our island under the sun. Since the board game events that we host have always been themed, we decided to make TT Day a day to celebrate Medieval and Fantasy-themed board games.

Because we were joined by Our ‘Becca’s fellah, Alex we decided to have gamesnight a day early. Who know, maybe we’ll get another game of something tomorrow.

We started the night with Carcassonne as neither Hannah nor Mrs Rumleech had played it before and I thought it’s medieval Frenchiness might appeal to Mrs Rumleech.

The All-Meeple Glee Club Display Team provided our pre-match entertainment tonight. Please, everyone, give them a big hand!

and here we have the complete river. Hannah has gone for a very early farmer strategy - we’ll see how that does later.

No one trusts my shuffling and to demonstrate this Mrs Rumleech elected to pick from each tile stack in turn. Honestly! I try to not be offended but it can be hard some days.

I placed the highlighted tile rather to passively-aggressively for Hannah (in blue). She hasn’t spoken to me since.

This is our completed Languedoc - Hannah just skipped to an easy victory thatnks to her early-bird farmer and I came away weeping openly.

The chaps and I held a post-mortem and have decided that it’s all Jean-Claude’s fault.

We moved onto another oldie but goldie, Ticket to Ride, which Alex had never played before, an opportunity for teaching.

Is this how the US looks to Canadians?

There was a lot of blocking in this game, the area east of Oklahoma was an especially hot spot.

The fighting then moves to my quiet corner and stops my attempt to get longest track, dammit! (Notice Hannah’s blue, is she getting revenge for earlier do we think?)

The game ended soon after this (Our ‘Becca winning but in a much tighter competition than Carcassonne so I didn’t feel nearly so ashamed). Alex seemed to enjoy himself so he can come back!

The Hobbit 3-Way.  Dwarves v elves v army of the dead.

Battles of Westeros: Lannister v Baratheon.

It was going to be tricky - how were we to fit in a day of awesome Tabletop gaming AND a pop culture convention at the same time?

Thankfully, some lovely people set up a Tabletop gaming stall at Supanova exactly for this dilemma.

Instead of partaking at their stall, we headed back to our hotel for a number of rounds of Cards Against Humanity - the Bigger, Blacker Box (base set, 4 expansions and the Box expansion).

Whilst we didn’t get too many pics of our horrible CAH choices (including some pearlers from the 12 and 16 year-olds staying with us…we are SO going to hell on the bullet train for introducing them to this game), we still had plenty of fun!

Playing Fortune and Glory. Take that, Nazis.

I pulled a @Wilw and lost every game I played, but had fun while doing it. This year both my kids managed to win a game at the 2 events we played at. My 7 year-old won #Fluxx at our FLGS @greenfieldgames, and my 10 year old won #carcasonne at the event we hosted with his school