Recently I pulled out the game DOOM by Fantasy Flight Games. I had played the game once or twice before but sometimes always kept me from pulling it out more frequently. You’d think I would’ve pulled it out more since I painted the space marines (future painted mini’s?) but that wasn’t the case.
The main reason is the balance of the game which left me wondering if I should house rule and how much?
Once again, I like board games I can play solo. When I hear a game has a solo mode, it immediately ups the value to me. I can’t always get people over to play a game so giving me more options on ways to use the game is what matters.
But they aren’t always good and not every game has a well thought out solo player mode.
We are all not invulnerable and eventually get sick. That is where I am now and wondering if I should try playing a game while laying down. Obviously you more than likely won’t get any willing participants to play sick games with you but there is still solo play…
It was a little over a year ago that I heard about the 10×10 challenge. If you are not aware, this simply states that you make an effort to play 10 selected games 10 times each within a certain period of time (usually a year). Being intrigued and having a nifty & easy way to track it on my phone, I took the plunged in 2017. That year is long gone and I am left in the aftermath of my 10×10. But what did I take away from it?
I feel in some ways, 2017 was a year of gluttony. Games, oh the games! 2018 feels different already. Maybe this is my “resolution” this year but I am already anxious for Labyrinth’s sale and getting rid of games I know I will not play and haven’t played in years.
Dice are mass produced, for the most part. Big ole machines pouring in the liquidified plastic into the mold, closing the mold, and letting it cool in various ways. At least that is how I am thinking dice are made. Then coming back in a machine to paint the indentations or pips.
But what if the dice aren’t perfect after all this?
There are so many types of dice out there. Different colors, sizes, shapes, and of course sides. It is typically considered a big part of the gaming world. While it is easy to have a game without dice, if a game does have dice, they should be nice. But what makes a good and bad pair of dice?
Legacy games are all the rage nowadays. If you are not familiar, a Legacy game has you play a game multiple times in a row and making decisions that affect the game permanently. The game could ask you to tear up a card, put a sticker on the board, or open a box that introduces new elements to the game.
I think I am going to bite the bullet on another Legacy game.
It is that time of year. One group of people try to watch a horror movie every day, another group changes their Twitter name to a campy Halloween joke, and this group might be doing something. We will see about that.
Regardless, there is one thing that isn’t too terribly cliche to talk about, scary games!
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