Thank you Wil Wheaton for Table Taop, and for reminding me just how much fun Table Top gaming is. I now have a group that gets together for about four hours each week to play several shorter games. Our favorites being Qwirkle and Zombie Dice. I had some printed counters for Zombie Dice, but it never seemed right. Then this idea hit us. Lego Heads. A quick E Bay search found me an assorted lot of 50 heads.
Oh, going to the Lego Store at Mall of America and asking if you can just buy some Mini-Fig heads only really gets you strange looks from managers, and other customers wondering if their children are safe around you. :D
Last week I played Monty Python Fluxx + Elder Sign with a new internet friend during the day and some Magic The Gathering with my best friend during the night. My best friend brought the sweets pictured with my game collection. She said they reminded her of me. Think she’s trying to tell me something?
I usually have to travel when I want to play games with others, so I buy pocket/travel versions whenever possible. Sometimes I get the opportunity to either play at home or travel by car. For those occasions, I made a custom double sided game board with Monty Python Fluxx on one side and Munchkin on the other. I hand painted the Daleks btw, so I can use them instead of pawns for a custom Doctor Who Clue game I’m making (and for whichever other game requires them).
With our lives crazy of late, gaming time is at a premium. Given this, I’ve developed a real appreciation for interesting “filler” games - those short games that are quick to break out, learn, and play. One of these that we’ve recently added to our collection is The Builders: Middle Ages. It works well as a 2-player game, and we’re pretty darn evenly matched. We’ve each won a few games, and scores are always close. Given its portability, I’m guessing this one will be traveling with us at the end of the month when we get away for a few days.
From my vacation: What better way to wait for the Fireworks on the Mall in DC than with a little Star Fluxx? The only downside was the wind kept trying to take off with the cards…maybe we should have brought Oz Fluxx instead…