ICON 2017 has come and gone. For some it was lackluster, for others it was an absolute blast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I would call it a blast but I had someone coughing on me for over an hour and I pick up a bug which I’m still trying to get over… It’s also the reason for no post last week (I’m sorry)
I’ve been looking at lighter games over the past few months. Things to bring out at Family Games Night that will be easy to teach and explain. So the term Gateway often springs to mind. Gateway games are usually used to introduce new people the hobby. Ethnos intrigued me. It seemed light but a step above gateway.
I first played Splendor about 2 years ago, I can’t say that I enjoyed it. There was a lot of hype around it and I felt that it did not feel like it lived up to the hype. Then I got another chance to play it a few weeks ago on ITTD. I picked up my own copy on my way out…
Timeless Board Games is still having their monthly board games event and it’s fantastic! Life has prevented me from going to the last 3 or 4 of them but I got to go through this time and hopefully I’ll keep it up for the rest of the year. There have been a few changes to the formula; all of which look like they are going to be a success.
I don’t often boast about my kids. Well I try not to, those that hear me boasting might say otherwise 😉 This week my son received an award for the Best Junior Chess player in his school. I’m exceptionally proud. Samara plays too and she is certainly better than he is, from what I gather she is the best of the seniors but that award is usually given to the Grade 7’s not the 6’s so she should get one year. The thing that I’m really excited about is not the achievement itself but the fact that Ronin did it even though he has ADD.