Delays, Delays

   Posted by: Jim   in General

No show this week. I am single parenting while my wife is off learning how to become a famous writer (trans: she’s at a writer’s workshop) so my time is a lot more limited. I had hoped to record something last week while we were at the beach, but it didn’t happen. Strange, that.

I did try to record something last night about the games we played on our beach trip, but most of it was lost due to the laptop running out of disk space (I was in the other room, trying to minimize computer noise). I’m not sure it was a complete loss, as I wasn’t 100% happy with the result anyway. It would have been a bit of a cheat to you guys in that I promised more vintage gaming goodness, and it was a bit of a ramble besides. I’ll be back next week with Dragon Quest, and then a special show I’ve been thinking about for some time.

For those curious folk, here’s the list of games we played last week:

  • Arkham Horror (with Curse of the Dark Pharoah and Dunwich Horror expansions)
  • Deluxe Illuminati (with the Y2K expansion)
  • Settlers of Nuremberg
  • Bang! (with the High Noon and Dodge City expansions)
  • No Thanks
  • Mexican Train dominoes
  • Runebound (I didn’t play, just observed)
  • Blink!
  • Cap’n Clever
  • Gulo Gulo (with the X-Men expansion)
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2 game)
  • Guitar Hero (PS2 game)

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to Lunar Rails… ah well.

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5 comments so far


So, how was the Deluxe Illuminati game? Thinking of buying it…

October 12th, 2006 at 8:23 am

I really like Illuminati; it is an evil, evil game. There is a “gang-up on the leader” mentality to it which can cause the game to drag on a bit, but of the games of that type, it’s one of the best. And it’s possible to build a solid defense so you don’t get hammered down too far, if at all.

However, I don’t recommend playing it drunk, unless you’re all drunk. As there’s zero incentive to help other people out (as befitting the spirit of the game), if you miss part of your turn or you’re not paying attention to someone else’s turn, no one is going to let you know. So the sober people will generally run away with the game. Not that I speak from experience.

There’s a new printing coming out soon — if I were you I’d consider getting that as it’s supposed to have improved components. There’s also a new expansion which I’ll need to pick up at some point.

October 12th, 2006 at 8:36 am

What? No drunk playing? Oh, dear…

Hopefully I can manage…

October 13th, 2006 at 3:50 am

I just noticed the clever X-Men joke.
Something tells me metal bladed fists would make this game extra tricky.

December 10th, 2006 at 1:48 pm

Yeah, just a little. It’s hard enough with my big fingers…

December 11th, 2006 at 8:50 am

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