I have a confession to make. I am trying to brainwash my children. No, no, I'm not trying to make them vegan (or carnivorous for that matter). I want them to play games with me. I want to be able to sit down with my children years from now around a kitchen table while we play board games together. I want this not only because I desire for my children to enjoy the same things I enjoy, or because I just want to be able to have fun times with my family, but because playing games together facilitates open communication between its players and if those players are family, learning how to openly communicate will be an essential aspect of our relationship. If my children can call me out on a rules violation, can work together to fool me as the traitor in Avalon, can logically come up with a plan to save the world from disease in Pandemic, I will be arming my children with vital life skills, all while enjoying our time together. I love my family and with help from Haba I can brainwash them.
Raising a New Generation of Gamers
All ashore that's going ashore! The Ship was one of my favorite disappointments of my earlier Steam days: a wonderful idea that never got the player base it deserved. It was the Sims meets Hitman, as you not only had to stalk and dispatch your prey with a creative arsenal but also had to manage a variety of needs such as Hunger, Thirst, and... Nature's Call. Nothing could compare to waiting for your quarry to sit down on the commode to do their business and then bursting in with a samurai sword. And now it's being Remasted... er... remastered.
Warning! This is a spoiler free review. You have been warned. Of what, I'm not sure, but there is a warning. It's even in red font.
A Cardboard Christmas
This holiday season saw many a board game played by me and mine, and I thought I would throw together a list of the best I played. Not the best I received. No no, because I haven't had time to play all the games that somehow managed to creep into our collection like roaches. That and a lot of the games that I enjoyed most belonged to other people.
Tom is currently on the run from the voices in his head. Somehow they keep finding him.