Who needs a formal dining room, when you can have a kick ass game room instead? It’s not quite put totally together yet, but we did finally get a chance to break it in and host game night at our house for the first time–ever! It is finally a relief to actually spend a weekend relaxing instead of moving, painting, cleaning, or making too many trips to Home Depot.
We finally broke out Dead of Winter, which I will have a full post on after a couple more games. It is brutal to say the least, with a bit of humor in the choice of survivor characters, ranging from a stunt dog named Sparky to a drunk Santa whose only redeeming quality seems to be the ability to exile just to boost morale. The laughter quickly diminished well into our first go round when we realized defeat was guaranteed and we weren’t even playing with the traitor.
Mice & Mystics also made its way to our table. Now a personal favorite of mine, in fact. I loved the storytelling component. I can’t wait to learn more about the story. We were defeated in the end by greedy roaches, a poisonous spiders, and the realization that we were playing incorrectly and making it harder than it needed to be.
Sushi Go was our warm up game. Another favorite. It’s cute, simple, and reminds me a bit of Spoons, which you should never play with forks and alcohol, by the way. I don’t know that from personal experience or anything.
If you noticed, we also had to take a bit of a break from the blog, but I’m happy to announce that we can finally get back into it. I have a hard time figuring out how some of the wonderful bloggers we follow manage to write daily and balance it with work and a social life.