August Rules!

It’s the final day of August 2009 and I’m happy to say that it’s been the biggest month of gaming for me, ever! I’ve recorded 89 plays this month, which is a significant change from my average of 50, as determined from the beginning of this year. There were a total of 50 different games played and 26 of those were new to me.

Most of the games were played only once or twice, but included some lengthy or heavier games, such as Battlestar Galactica, Power Grid, and Princes of Florence.

One of the games I picked up this month is a dexterity game called Elk Fest. This is a fast and fun little flicking game that is kid and restaurant table friendly. The game comes with two small wooden moose, two small wooden patches of land, and six small wooden stepping stones (discs). Your goal is to flick the little stones so that your moose can travel from his own patch of land to your opponent’s land. The game travels well. You can take the pieces out of the box and put them into a small plastic bag, which fits perfectly into your wife’s purse, if you are nice to her. My ten-year-old daughter loves this game, and takes it very seriously. She is determined to defeat me.

The game that got played much more often than any of the others was the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. I was able to pick up a couple of the starter packs while I was at KublaCon in May, but they sat around until my buddy John showed some interest, and we’ve been playing it ever since. We’ve played it nine times this month. It may grow old in a few months, but we’ve easily gotten our money out of the game in terms of enjoyment.

Take care, and happy gaming!

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