A beautiful day, perfect for playing games with friends…
Qwirkle – such a lovely, colourful and clever game – strategies from Scrabble without the need to remember a dictionary of words. Glad you finally got to play it, Melvin!
Tsuro – still one of the lightest, most convenient ice-breaker games. The rules are so simple and the game takes up to 8 players! We’ve been considering trying a speed version!! 😀
Rummikub excitement! 🙂
Logo The Board Game – unexpectedly very popular (at least amongst Australians – it’s all about Australian ads and products) … Some of you folks are absolute guns at this – we should take some names down and have a championship game!! This game feels quite refreshing when played after more intense games, and has quite a “gameshow” feel.
Kaleidos … think Eye-Spy or “Where’s Wally?” Each player has a copy of the same crowded artwork and has to find as many objects beginning with the given letter as they can – more points for hard to find items!
FUNemployed … a bunch of weird people with weird attributes walk into the job office and get interviewed for a job … who can spin the best stories about why they should get the job? Funemployed game review video by Actualol
Cards Against Humanity – the hype is beginning to wane, but there’s still a bunch of die-hard players who are always keen to introduce new folks to this silly, rude game!
Resistance Avalon – the modern psychological classic of secret allegiances and unexpected betrayals. Available in either mediaeval or sci-fi flavours 🙂
Once upon a time, it was just Godzilla stomping on Tokyo, but now the city is swarming with giant monsters. Can you be the biggest, baddest, weirdest? The King of Tokyo ?
“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!” Three witches keep their cauldrons bubbling full of potions and Poison (by famous designer Reiner Knizia)
Notre Dame – Who can run the finest, least plague-ridden quarter of Paris?
If you’re a fan of Werewolf, Bang, or Resistance/Avalon – try out Shadow Hunters. Everyone has a secret supernatural identity, and you’re not sure from the start who else is on your team, but there are ways that you can find it out. You also all have a unique special ability – but of course as soon as you use it, everyone will know which side you’re on!
The bizarreness and beauty of Dixit …
If you don’t know this lovely game, it uses a deck of cards in which each card has a different surreal artwork on it … such as these:
… and at the same time – two more Lords of Waterdeep games!
Rounding off the evening with a bracing game of Upwords.
Word of the day: WHELK (a kind of edible sea snail, can also be spelled WELK)