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The most intense round of tabletop I’ve ever played. First off: Yes, those are Hobbit pawns from the Lord of the Rings Board Game, and yeah, we had the character cards on the table to keep track of who’s who on the dungeon map. And yeah - we ALL managed to get up to level 9 within the last few rounds. And in the end, at nearly 1am, it was my turn, and we had an epic throw down. I reached an effective battle strength of 23, was immune to curses, super munchkin, half-blood, with a cheat-card allowing me to equip a 2-handed item in addition to a one handed item, and was facing a level 15 monster - no worries there. My dear fellow adventurers gave the monster a buddy, to which I replied ‘is that all you got’ and conjured my doppelganger. What followed was a half hour effort in math, as my friends kept buffing the monster, and I kept discarding hand cards to out-buff my opponent(s). 

In the end, it was a matter of a single point - and I won. I have never felt so epic about winning, though I wouldn’t even have minded losing after that amazing attempt to take me down - and after we all made the question of who’d win THAT close.

Their mistake, by the way, was turning the monster undead, at which point I was very, very happy about choosing priest as my secondary class. Without the option to discard cards for bonuses against undead monsters, I don’t think I could have hauled it in.

Thank you, Tabletop, for introducing me to Munchkin!

Boyfriend and I played this last night and it was half game play half resetting everything after the cat’s rampaged across the board

After nearly a year having first seen the TableTop episode featuring the game, I was finally able to get my greedy gamer hands on a fresh copy.  Time to find out who the traitor(s) is/are.

As an added quirk, does anyone else see this as a bit of a story-telling tool like Fiasco, just for horror instead.  You have the exploration/setup of the plot for the movie/film/thing, the reveal that things are a bit less kosher than they seemed, and then all hell can break loose and the way the game turned out can decide the outcome of the “party.”  Any takers?  Yes?  No?  Bueller?

A friend just got back from Gencon and he brought a bunch of new games, including this one, Hyperborea, that isn’t even out until October. Loved it, and can’t wait to play again.

1 game of Seasons, 2 rounds of Takenoko and 3 rounds of 7 wonders with a game of Love Letter on top, rounded off a great board game day. The bamboo was only knocked over once and the dice let me down every time, XD

So my friends and I played Diplomacy tonight. Ideally you have 7 players for 7 countries. We only had 4. The instructions say to then take two countries each (with someone getting the short end of the stick and having 1). So we just sort of randomly combined countries and the results were:
Russialy (Russia+Italy) 
Fraustria  (france+Austria-Hungary) sounds like the BEST milkshake flavor ever
Deutschkey (Deutschland and Turkey)   
Britain 

So my friends and I played Diplomacy tonight. Ideally you have 7 players for 7 countries. We only had 4. The instructions say to then take two countries each (with someone getting the short end of the stick and having 1). So we just sort of randomly combined countries and the results were:

Russialy (Russia+Italy) 

Fraustria  (france+Austria-Hungary) sounds like the BEST milkshake flavor ever

Deutschkey (Deutschland and Turkey)   

Britain 

An epic defense @Gencon 2014 by my 11 year old son using Vadar, after my A-Wing rolled 3 crits at close range.  He went on to win the game handily.  He later scored a night cap win by disintegrating my Slave I with a 4 hit proton torpedo strike, which I came up empty on my defense roll. 

While admittedly humbled, it was a proud moment to have my son beat me soundly at a game we both love.

Ned and Phil make a brave last stand. The corpses of their fellow survivors litter the streets. Zombicide can be so cruel.Dun dun duuuuun!

YES!!!  …It has arrived at last…. Let the survival begin……

Thanks Colby!!!

Finally won a game of Solitaire Mage Knight.  You can see Goldyx the Dragon Mage standing on his pile of corpses (chips) on the table.  Took me seven playthroughs but finally success.