Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lords of Waterdeep

The other day we invited some non gamers over to the house to teach them how to play Lords of Waterdeep.  They are good friends and smart so we figured they would enjoy the challenge.  Although the process of explaining the game took a bit longer than usual by round 2 they had caught on. Everyone enjoyed the game and agreed to play again. In fact they came in nd and 3rd place. Not bad for beginner gamers. 

Lords of Waterdeep is such a well designed game. It teeters on the edge of strategy while being simple enough to teach to new gamers. I love that every time it's a new game. Even the box is well designed.  The expansions are interesting but we definitely need to play them more before I write too much more about them.

Our goal is to add a few more euro games to this couples list of games played before introducing Settlers of Catan. Definitely one of my favorite games even if the explanation to new gamers takes forever!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Where did April go? Plus Owen joins the gang!

The Mythic Mania kickstarter has been going really well. It of course sucks up any extra time I might normally enjoy but I did manage to get some painting of miniatures in. I've posted those at the bottom. I was able to slip away not once, but twice this month to meet up with industry folks. Earlier in the month I met up with Ashley Cook's group to play some boardgames. Lords of Waterdeep and Pandemic, oh yeah! Then with Owen Stephens coming to town to work for Paizo we had a little shindig to welcome him to the neighborhood. Here is our horrible picture of the group that could make it this month:
Then one of the facebook groups I belong to had a little contest for painting these two specific reaper minis. So here was my entry:

You might be able to view my other reaper minis here: otherwise I plan to post more pictures once time allows: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.236259193231803&type=1