A Year Of Gaming – Week 36: Mostly Harmless

Douglas Adams said it best in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Definitely meant to write up a post yesterday, definitely managed to forget that yesterday was Monday.

This article references the time between August 31st and September 7th, 2020.

Plays

Two more plays of Ripple Rush. It’s quickly becoming a simple go to game for a short play. I also did two games of Divvy Dice, one solo and one with my wife. I think it’s a solid game but I like the automatic change of the available cards in the solo mode better than how it works in the regular game. Maybe that would be improved by playing with more than two players.

I taught my wife Fort and it was a very close game. I love the art and the theme. There are a lot of icons, but once you generally get how they work, the game flows pretty well. I think the way the game works with regard to potentially losing cards you don’t use is a very interesting take and one I’d like to see in other games.

I did a solo game of Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archives. I haven’t read any of the books, but I’m a fan of the Call to Adventure series and the store owner at my FLGS is a huge fan of the books. It feels a lot like the regular Call to Adventure with a few shifts, but it all fits well. I am disappointed that the experience gems are now cardboard instead of plastic, but I still enjoyed my solo play.

Acquisitions

I visited my FLGS and picked up Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archives and Stick ‘Em. I’ve played the original version of Stick ‘Em, Sticheln, years ago and enjoyed the way the game worked. It’s a strange trick taking game, and it can get mean with how easily you can give someone points (which are bad).

I also got Cartographers Heroes in the mail to try out. It’s a review copy, but the quality is very high. It also has a huge number of sheets. I’m really looking forward to trying this one out with other members of Punchboard Media.

Other

I’ve played enough Ripple Rush to get frustrated with how the cards and everything just float around inside the box. No more! I designed and printed this insert, and I’m pretty happy with how it came out. It has two slots for the main deck, one slot for the goal cards, a spot for the pencils (which I don’t use anyway, but still). I even managed to work the icons into the design. Just enough room on top for the score pad and instructions as well.

Also, did you know it’s Tuesday? Cause I managed to forget to post this yesterday… Oopsie.

I’d love to talk about games. What have you been playing? What are you looking forward to? What have you tried that just didn’t work for you?

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