Not dead, just busy gaming

I’ve been very busy lately with work, wife, and kids AND… lots of gaming. July was a very good month of gaming for me, and August is shaping up to be my biggest month of gaming ever.

Funkenschlag!
Funkenschlag!
One of the real treats in the last month has been that Friedemann Friese’s Power Grid has hit the table more than a few times. I love this super tight auction/bidding/network building game. I totally sucked air my first couple of games, but I’m getting better. Win or lose, this is a very enjoyable game. It can go long, but it never feels like it.

One of the few complaints I ever hear about my game group is that we tend to play new games or play a particular game only once or twice a year, and never seem to focus on a particular game long enough to get good at it. I suppose this is a valid argument, especially when you are talking about some of the real meaty games like Power Grid. I can go either way really, but I admit that it has been really nice to play something enough to develop a tiny bit of skill and experience.

More on the way soon, including thoughts on Diamonds Club, Finca, World of Warcraft TCG, Sleeping Queens, and Ra: the dice game.

5 Comments

  1. Middleclassjoe

    Powergrid is so good that I was up at 2am last night staring lovingly at a picture of the Italian box art that I found on BGG. Hope we can get a few more games under our belts in the near future.

    Have you already played Ra dice?

  2. Joe… you need to get out more. Seriously – staring at box art? I can not imagine such a thing.

    Of course, I think it’s completely normal that I’ve been enlarging blurry pictures of Heroscape displays from GenCon to try & figure out the character stats. πŸ™‚

  3. @Joe: I’m up for Power Grid anytime. Maybe soon? Yes, I have played Ra: the dice game, and it’s great! You need to buy it and bring it to game night regularly! πŸ™‚

    @Mark: Yes, I did notice the Evony ads. They make me want to click them over and over, earning more and more revenue so I can buy a copy of FITS. heeheehee

  4. Tim

    When I visit local game groups I like trying new games and then introducing them to my friends and bring them to my blog game nights. For my friends and blog game nights it seems a case of us not playing too often, once a month or every other month so we may introduce a new game once in awhile but people tend to like to play games they know they enjoy.

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