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Thursday, June 30, 2016

There is no Reset Button!

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge my beautiful daughter and I played Boss Monster for the first time. Now don't let this mistake you, I've played Boss Monster 2 a while back and reviewed it but the kind folks over at Brotherwise let me take home a copy of Boss Monster 1 from Origins to check out and write the difference between the two.

So anyway, it was a nice and easy game to teach her since I already have an understanding of Boss Monster 2. We played through the game fairly quickly and in the end she KICKED my BUTT!

I couldn't have been more proud of her. By the end of the game I got that feeling that she now knows the game well enough to start it up and teach a new player the basics.

It was a blast to play and I can't wait to play it again with her as well as get her to try out Boss Monster 2!

Here's a few pics from tonight's session:












As always, Thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Now recruiting warriors!

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge I learned a cool card game called Valeria: Card Kingdoms. It's a GREAT adventure card game that was REALLY simple to learn and can play from solo up to 5 players!

Unfortunately, I lost against the evil Duke in the game who scored 68 to my mere 45. Not bad for a first game and I DEFINITELY can't wait to try it again but alas, a loss is a loss. :/


Here are a few pics from today's sessions











After that, my lovely wife and I played another game of Star Realms in which she STOMPED me so know we've each got a win against each other in that game. It was a blast and I truly love playing that one. It's somewhat quick to play, easy to learn and just great over all. Then again, all the games played tonight followed that motto..lol.

Here's a few pics from the session:






I also have another game that we played tonight, this one was with my beautiful daughter! So in case you didn't know, I've started on Patreon which you can see at my link HERE!


As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SHOCKING! No dip Sherlock!

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge my lovely wife and I played a game of Holmes. It's a great game that's like a mini worker placement with cards. After our game, our beautiful daughter thought it looked fun so I taught her how to play as well. It was a hit with her and she really liked it!

Here's a few pics from today's session as well as a couple from last night that I didn't get to post:







I also forgot to mention a couple of things last night that I thought I would take the opportunity to mention now. Yesterday we got hit with a heavy storm that had lots of lightning. The strikes seemed to be getting a little close for comfort and then all of the sudden, a bolt struck a HUGE tree roughly 100 yards from our house!

As if that's not exciting as it is, I'm VERY happy to announce that our beautiful daughter started working on her own review for her game Coconuts by Mayday Games! She thought she would try out the "reviewing game" like her old man does and I couldn't be more proud.

I do think that she was under the impression that there wasn't a lot of work involved in writing a review. Once she finishes her first one I guess we'll see if she wants to keep at it(which I hope she does).






As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim

Monday, June 27, 2016

Survivng.. ALONE!

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge I played a small solo game that actually FITS in your POCKET! If you guessed "Zombie in my Pocket" then you have guessed correctly!


I tried this game out YEARS ago, over 5 easily and it's still just as fun as it ever was. I can't wait to play it again whenever the time comes. :)


Here's a few pics of the session:










As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fathers fighting Sons, It' Mass Hysteria Man!

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge I decided to teach my ol' Pops how to play Star Realms! Turns out, he kicked my butt pretty good but it was worth it because he said he liked the game a lot!

Can't wait to play it again with him or my lovely wife, I really like it as well. Sorry this one is so short, other than playing a game he took us to the beach and I spent the afternoon jotting down more info for one of my games while my daughter went swimming. :)


Here's a couple pics from today's session:





As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to smell the meeples! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Soo, who did it?

What's going on everyone!? Today for the "Game a Day" challenge we taught dear ol' Pops how to play Holmes for the first time.  Surprisingly he beat my lovely wife!

Simultaneously, My beautiful daughter and I played some Mint Tin Pirates. I'm sure you could guess what happened there... She whooped my butt big time..lol!


Here's a few pics from tonight's session:







As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim

Friday, June 24, 2016

"If I only had a brain"

What's going on everyone!? Tonight for the "Game a Day" challenge my lovely wife, beautiful daughter and dear ol' Pops played a new game at the table called Barnyard Roundup. It's a bluffing style game that is a LOT of fun. I can't wait to play some more of it.

After 2 games we had 2 winners. Would have played a 3rd to break the tie but we had another game in line. So the first game my dad won, the second game I actually won one!



Here's a few pics of today's session:










As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to smell the meeples! :)
-Tim

Dark Arts of Dice! (Parenting 102)

What's going on everyone?! I just wanted to take time out of the day to make a quick post of something that had just happen at "Blackburn Castle". :)

Last night, like most nights, my beautiful daughter asked to get on her computer after we played a board game. I told her the same thing I usually do which is that she can set her timer on her TV for 9pm and when it shuts off she has to get off her computer.

Most every night this works out just fine and she's off of there at 9pm, gets ready for bed and then lays down and watches netflix from 10 - 11pm being that it's summer time. Last night however, I was out on my front porch most of the evening just taking it slow and doing "reviewer stuff" as she puts it.

She did NOT get off of there at 9pm when the timer went off but instead turned it back on to finish what she was doing. Now, I have to admit, this wouldn't be a problem IF it was something important like learning or researching something of her own interest. It wasn't though, she was just playing a game so there was no valid point in my mind to allow her to get away with this.

I didn't say anything though, I wanted to see how long she would push my leniency or as far as she was concerned, my "obliviousness" to the time. This lasted for over an hour AFTER the required time to shut it off. When she did finally shut it off, I acted like I was none the wiser for a bit, then I brought it up to her.

I told her that she would be grounded for the next day FROM her computer for as long as she was late getting off of it x2. In this case, it would be roughly 2 hours. Since she usually doesn't play on it too much this can be a big deal to her. I like to make sure she takes a break and either spends time with my lovely wife, or me or even just away from electronics in general during her break.

Which leads us to today. She had completed her chores as required and when she finished them she asked if she could get on her computer. Now, you and I BOTH know that as a kid, you never forget when you're grounded, you simply act like you forgot. So with her playing the "forget card". I went along with it.

We have a d60 which I refer to as "The Mighty Golf Ball" that sits readily available for determining the first player in most games we play. So I looked over at it and said "OH MIGHTY GOLF BALL, IS TRINITY WORTHY OF ANY COMPUTER TIME TODAY?". That's when she had a look of "Oh crap" on her face..lol.

So I told her to pick a number between 1 and 60. She picked 43.

Then I told her if the die landed on any number 5 higher or lower from what she picked that she could get on her computer.

She agreed...


So as we're walking to the kitchen to roll the die across the floor just to keep the tension high I mentioned to her that if it DIDN'T land on a number in her favor I didn't want to hear any complaining and she needed to accept her fate that was chosen by the Mighty Golf Ball.

She agreed...


We make our way to the kitchen floor (a whole 10 feet from where we were because we have a small house) and she is a nervous wreck, you could tell. She was keeping her calm about it though and playing it cool so I went ahead and rolled the Mighty Golf Ball...

As it was rolling around our uneven floor like a possessed object, I had time to mention to her that IF it stopped up against a wall or another object that it would be re-rolled as I wanted it to be completely random and have no interference.

She agreed...


So as we're following the Mighty Golf Ball around the floor (which was quite humorous as I've not seen it act like this before) it slowly starts to settle.. a deep breath is taken by my beautiful and stressed out daughter as well as myself because lets face it, I was curious to see what fate would decided..lol.

Lowe and behold, it landed on 42... -_-



 Seeing as I'm a fair sport I told her to go ahead and get on her computer. She then asked me "For how long?". I was CERTAIN she screwed up here! I quickly said "There are 60 sides on the Mighty Golf Ball so lets roll and see. Each number is 1 minute and you get two rolls but can only top out at 60 minutes total."

Feeling what must have been and overwhelming confidence, She agreed...


I roll the Mighty Golf Ball across the floor for the first roll and it takes time to settle.

41...





So that's 41 minutes she gets on her computer now. She also has one more roll to add to it(up to 60 total minutes).

I roll again...


9...





 So she had gotten 50 minutes total to play on her computer!


There you have it folks, Fate was on her side today!

Now, I would like to point out that I have no problem disciplining my child however is fit for the moment or action at hand. I'm a firm believer that the punishment should match the offense. Because of this, I thought that rolling the die and letting her choose the number in the beginning would be more of a punishment than me acting on it.

The reason being, we all have choices that we've regretted at one time or another. This was one of those times for her. She clearly regretted not getting off at the right time as was told. So in response to this, she was able to make another choice and determine if she would regret it as well.

I'm glad that she took the option to roll the die. I mean, what did she really have to lose? If she had NOT taken the option to roll for her fate, then she would have always wondered what may have been.

This is an important lesson we can all take to heart. Just because we THINK we're done for doesn't mean we have to sit down and take it if there is a viable and honest alternative at hand.



Well, that's it for this "short" rambling I wanted to share with you.

As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Quick, call the witch doctor!

What's going on everyone?! It's been a pretty eventful day today as far as weather goes. We've been under a tornado watch most of the day as well as had storms pop up out of nowhere with a mixture of sun and heat thrown in there as well at times.

Today for the "Game a Day" challenge my beautiful daughter and I played a game she won at Passport Game Studios' booth at Origins Game Fair this year! It's called Voodoo Mania and to be honest, it was quite fun. It's a fast paced game of color and symbol recognition and has a feeling a game like "speed".

After quickly going over the rules we were on our way to a duel of who was faster at recognition and filling in the blanks. Right off the bat she started KILLING me at the game but as time went on I started getting back in there. By the end however, she won! Again, this is an awesome thing really. She EARNED the win AND likes the game.

Plus, it's sharpening her mind(Just don't tell her!). ;)




Here's a few pictures from today's session:










As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)
-Tim