Heavy auntie gaming

What are the odds that you meet up with your retired, long-lost auntie and she plays Agricola, one of the most revered, heavy, modern strategy games? Over the course of a few nights, we also played Tzolk’in, Endeavor, Notre Dame, Egezia, and Innovation. Impressive, non?

Jess and Mikey sitting in a tree

My board gaming buddies, Jess and Mike, got married a few weeks ago. They both love board gaming heaps so this influenced many aspects of the day, without making it look silly. Our seating nametags were little toys with our nicknames attached, the party favours were custom-made dice, and each table’s flower arrangement was in … Continue reading

Blighty Surprise

Blighty Surprise Ever since I knew I’d be in France for Christmas, I’d been planning how to make a surprise visit to see my London gaming friends. As fortune would have it, most of them were spending New Years together in an English farmhouse, which posed a perfect opportunity for my scheme. I took the … Continue reading

Veni, vidi, meeple

January is normally a fairly quiet month for me, birthday-wise.  The only other person that I normally celebrate with is my twin, and that’s getting a bit stale after 33 years.  This year, I attended 2 birthdays and celebrated with 4 other people who all had theirs within a few days of mine.  Where have … Continue reading

Nice tan

I was home for nearly 3 weeks at Christmas.  It was great to see the family, play board games with them, cavort with my nieces and nephews, and swim at the beach nearly every day.  The flight was 30 hours long but the whole journey was worth it because the first thing that my housemate said … Continue reading

When strangers game

I’ve had a lot of spare time lately, so I’ve been hopping all over the city and trying out various board gaming groups/venues.  The variety is astounding.  When I walk into a new place, I just never know quite how friendly, skillful, or “normal” they will be.  In most cases, the thing that brings me … Continue reading