With all the painting and miniatures stuff I've been talking about it might seem that I'm not playing any board games. That's quite simply not true! While I have had some trouble getting people out to play with any regularity, there have been a few games played.
King of Tokyo
I bought this about a month ago after having looked at the box probably a half-dozen times previously. Since then it's been hauled out and played 9 times. NINE plays in less than a month is pretty impressive for any game in my collection. In fact I owned games for years that don't have anywhere near that amount of play time.
It's a quick, easy, and very fun dice game. My mom can play it, have fun, AND win! I'll be looking to add the Power Up! expansion to my collection soon.
Touch of Evil
Played a short two-player cooperative game of this a few weeks ago. The gf likes this game, so it must be good. I haven't picked up the second hero pack, or The Coast expansion yet. There's so much material in here already that I probably don't need more, but...naturally I want to get 'em all.
This one got dropped on the table unplanned yesterday. I had dragged it out of the closet to get another game out and we decided to play it instead. I have to re-learn the rules every time, but it's an awesome game with a stupid name. We still haven't tried a 4-player game...but I hope to soon.
William also brought a few of his games over and we tried them out as well:
- Space Fluxx: I've looked at a few 'fluxx' titles before but never played. I want to play more now.
- Munchkin Conan: Never been a big fan of the munchkin series. Despite my like of Conan, I'm still not. This game engine just leaves me with a big old feeling of 'meh.'
- Tentacle Bento: - Weird set collecting game. Anime artwork, lots of sexual innuendo, which will translate into a very limited audience. Not good with two players, but could be fun with three or more.
And finally, I picked up a game I've been waiting for a few months to try: City of Remnants. This one has a really cool sounding premise and the reviews have been all-round positive. We didn't have time to get into it though, which makes me sad. Into the pile of games-I-own-but-haven't-played-yet it goes.