Monopoly & Groo the Crash and Burn version

Does Monopoly look become boring after a while? Want to spice it up. Our gaming group has figured out a way. Combine it with GROO the Cardgame! What you need to play; A Standard Monopoly set. One Groo movement dice from the Groo Game A Groohead dice from the Groo game Either a second Groohead … Continue reading Monopoly & Groo the Crash and Burn version

Eurorails: Amazon Review

My Review of the Game Eurorails which we played on this Thursday's game night is available at Amazon.com here. I have two quick YouTube videos available the first when we saw the game. And the second a round-up of by the players who played, what they thought. Bottom line, good game but too much luck.

Blood Feud In New York: Amazon Review

My review of the Mafia Board Game Blood Feud In New York is available at Amazon.com here. Although the chance to rule New York might prove irresistible be warned in a 5+ player game this game tends to be very unforgiving to both the too timid or the too bold. I've noticed our group rarely … Continue reading Blood Feud In New York: Amazon Review

The Game night primary:

Last night was game night and the game was D & D. We had almost the entire crew present much to our surprise. I thought I would see what the general consensus was concerning the election. Going into the night, I expected one leaning Coakley vote 3 solid brown votes (including mine) 1 likely non-voter … Continue reading The Game night primary:

Amazon Review: Ra Board Game

My review of master game designer Reiner Knizia's board game Ra is available at Amazon.com here. My weekly game group was short this week leaving us with only 4, we learned this one on the fly and was able to get in two games in under an hour. When a fifth showed up a few … Continue reading Amazon Review: Ra Board Game

Munchkin Quest: Amazon Review

My review of the board game Munchkin Quest by Steve Jackson games is available at Amazon.com here. If you enjoy the card game it is highly likely you will like the board game. We have played it twice at game night and the reviews are generally favorable. Unlike the card game there are several new … Continue reading Munchkin Quest: Amazon Review

Talisman Dungeon: Amazon Reivew

I wrote a long first impression of the Talisman expansion The Dungeon back in July. For whatever reason I never wrote one for Amazon until Friday. Since I'm posting so many other Amazon reviews this weekend including two concerning talisman I figured I'd write one for Amazon. It's here. Bottom line, since picking up this … Continue reading Talisman Dungeon: Amazon Reivew

Amazon Review : Talisman Frostmarch Expansion

My review of the Frostmarch expansion for the Talisman board Game is available at amazon.com here. I hit the alternate endings pretty hard in the review although for our group it really speeds up the game. When you are playing with a group of 7 or more speeding up the game is good. The two … Continue reading Amazon Review : Talisman Frostmarch Expansion

Talisman Reaper Expansion: Amazon Review

My review of the Reaper expansion for the Talisman board Game is available at amazon.com here. The reaper expansion really adds to the game it is also necessary for the online download variant the Danse-Macabre. mentioned in my review of the Frostmarch expansion. If you like Talisman (and if you played it you should like … Continue reading Talisman Reaper Expansion: Amazon Review

I am so Linuxed out…

I've spent a good chunk of my waking hours doing online linux courses and studying. I have linux on the brain and am very tired. Tomorrow I re-open my unemployment claim and maybe manage lunch with the wife, beyond that there are a pair of broken cars needing fixing (only the dough to fix one … Continue reading I am so Linuxed out…

An oddities post to cover me …

Very busy of course so here is a quick post about some oddities: Had an errand to run yesterday and so I caught confession at St. Leo's church on my way. I'm sorry to say it was a unique in my experience. It was just a regular week yet there was a long wait as … Continue reading An oddities post to cover me …

I was just thinking…

It's an interesting contrast between events in the NY-23 and in Rome concerning the Anglicans. The first is happening quickly while the other has been happening over decades and centuries. Yet in the end it is the second that will be more important over the next century. A lot of people on the left are … Continue reading I was just thinking…

Broadside and the making of a history fan

One of the first games I remember playing was called Broadside It was a game of the war of 1812 and had an unique game system for it's time (1962). First of all The players have unequal forces. Half of the British Fleet consist of Ships of the Line and Frigates only 40% of the … Continue reading Broadside and the making of a history fan

Railroad Tycoon the boardgame: Amazon Review

My review of tonight's gamenight Game Railroad Tycoon the boardgame is available at Amazon.com Here. It's always a good choice for game night since we never know if we will end up with 5 , 6 or 7 players for the day. Tycoon can accommodate all those numbers and is a fast enough game that … Continue reading Railroad Tycoon the boardgame: Amazon Review

Have you heard this one? It’s a killer!

You know there are times when you become so cynical that nothing surprises you. And then there is Acorn. You know I would have thought it was just as likely to find Bikini pictures of Robert Stacy McCain and Bikini pictures of Charles Johnson on the net then it was to have someone admit manslaughter … Continue reading Have you heard this one? It’s a killer!