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DM said I’d have to cut off my arm and throw it on the table if I’d wanted to use one of those during gaming.

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

Do you sometimes just pick up your dice & roll em because they’re there?Yeah, me too…

Do you sometimes just pick up your dice & roll em because they’re there?
Yeah, me too…


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).

'While the Wheatonights are active receive one victory coin for every Table Top game in the room at the end of your turn' Wil Wheaton himself decided how many reinforcement this race should have.

I painted my munchkin pawns today

We did it! We finally beat Pandemic! It only took… forever… but we did it! Now that we beat it on introductory mode… time for heroic mode!

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…

Our gaming group is made up of four families of friends, many of us pals since high school. All of our older kids (7, 10, 12, 12) enjoy gaming with us, too. This weekend we celebrated our fourth annual Games*a*palooza open house board game party. With my folks kicking us off with King of Tokyo and my 3 year old niece playing Speedy Diner with my kids, our 15 gamers ranged in age from 3 to 72. These are the games we played this year:

FRIDAY 2:30-11:30p King of Tokyo; Say Anything Family Edition; Takenoko; Speedy Diner; Space Cadets: Dice Duel; Wrath of Ashardalon; Dread Curse; Lords of Waterdeep; Lord$ of Vega$

SATURDAY 10:30a-11:00p Marvel Legendary; Takenoko; Merchant of Venus; Zombicide; Ultimate Werewolf; My Word!; Ultimate Werewolf; Kingsburg; Galaxy Trucker; Settlers of Catan; Word on the Street; Say Anything Family Edition

We had as many as three games being played concurrently at times. We played very few filler games this year, while we did a great job coordinating the longer games so they would wrap up around the same time, such as when we ran Merchant of Venus and Zombicide at the same time (each run about  2 hours). A lot of folks were able to try new games this year, which was cool. My 7 year old son was so excited to play Kingsburg again that he started to set it up by himself. The surprise hit was Ultimate Werewolf. We got everyone in on the game and we laughed so much. My 10 year old daughter did a great job as the moderator: setting up, teaching, and running the whole thing. Our friends tell us that they look forward to this party all year. So do we.