This picture hurts me, on the inside. Where my feelings should be.
So after a 9 hour workday and a 3 hour drive home I sit at my computer without a single topic rattling around in my head. With this in mind, I have decided to take the easy way out and post another list of things I like. This time it shall be fun rules light board/card games. Woohoo! (woohoos not included) Continue reading
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Tagged board games, card games, Cthulhu Fluxx, Fluxx, Forbidden Island, Games, Munchkin, red dragon inn, Tsuro, Tsuro of the Seas
Do you love being a Slum Lord and driving everyone into bankruptcy? Perhaps you prefer attempting to save the world from simultaneous E. coli, Bird Flu, and Gonorrhea outbreaks? Or is a night of inadvertently insulting your friends in the name of fun your cup of tea? If you answered yes (or no) to any of the above, then do we have the podcast for you! Join us this week as we discuss traditional vs. niche board games whilst narrowly avoiding certain death! It’s Robert with the knife in the podcast studio on this week’s shiny new episode of Monkey in the Cage.
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About a year ago when randomly stumbling on the internets, I came across a post about a group trying to increase interest in board gaming. They were asking people to board game in public and were calling it the Play in Public campaign. The original post seems to have been taken offline, but there are still remnants of the campaign online, including a wordpress blog named pipcampaign.
Now the reason I bring up this nearly dead campaign now is that I finally decided to give it a go and bring a group of my board games with me out to a local market that has tables set up for people to eat and listen to the always terrible cover band. It was here, surrounded by aging bikers that I decided I would attempt my first public play with Forbidden Island.
Forbidden Island is a fairly light and fluffy game as is, but for some reason playing outside with some sammiches (yes, sammiches) and cheese, it made the experience that much more enjoyable. Maybe it was playing in the sun for once that gave it that extra shot of vitamin D (aka death to pasties).
Sadly we were only able to get through one game even though I had brought a bag full of them. The wind started to kick up and throw our cards everywhere. It was fun while it lasted and is something I would definitely do again. Maybe next time I will hit a bar and play a few rounds of Munchkin. I would suggest everyone give playing in public a try, it can add a new element of enjoyment to the game and who knows, maybe you will meet a few new people and introduce them to a new board game.
Posted in Board Games, Card Games, Gaming, Pop-Culture
Tagged board games, board gaming, Forbidden Island, Games, Gaming, Munchkin, pipcampaign, play in public, Tom's Farms