Winter is hard because of the cold. It’s a wonderful time to play games. The Paruman house has been on a bit of a go slow as the kids are studying for mid-year exams. As a result, I’ve been playing a lot of Xbox, with headphones so as not to disturb them. I’ve had a few ideas about things to blog about, but it just seems easier to re-watch Star Trek, ahead of the new Pickard series due soon.
The past weekend Ronin wanted to play games during his breaks, and he started working on his models again. This has me inspired to do something that’s not involving the couch. So, to kill 2 birds with 1 stone let me lay out my plan to get back into action.
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Dark Souls the board Game is one of those kick-starters that went sideways. It’s been about 3 years and delivery is still happening. The base game is at retail, but the reviews are so bad you won’t be wrong in thinking that you should avoid it.
My initial thoughts was that the game had potential and really needed the stretch goals, so I thought I’d wait before writing up the review. Well, I don’t have the SG yet but I’m having fun and I’m still playing….
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As anyone who has read this rather inconsistent blog knows, I’ve been trying to get some father son gaming going. I’ve not always posted about it because it’s not easy. I suffer from depression and he has ADD. Not the best combination however this past weekend I was really proud of Ronin.
He played a full game of Twilight Imperium 4th edition.
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5 second rule is a fast, funny, family board game based on a series of videos from Ellen Degeneres. It’s a party game very similar to 30 seconds. In 30 seconds you have to answer 5 questions in 30 seconds, in 5 second rule you have to give 3 answers to a single question in 5 seconds. Easy, right?
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Last week I was feeling rather sorry for myself. I was held up at gunpoint and my new phone was gone.A some point I wandered into my study and starting tidying up. As I was packing my latest Shadows of Brimstone expansion and then I counted 10 of them. They were still in shrink, some of them for over a year! I thought I should make use of the them and open at least 1 a month and do a solo narrative campaign. So here goes…
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