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Boardgame(s) – Phase 10 and Rummikub

I grew up playing versions of the card game Rummy, mainly a variant of Shanghai Rummy (with the buys, but no jokers) and Canadian Rummy (which may be a form of Continental Rummy). We still play lots of it as … Continue reading

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Boardgames – San Juan, Six and Oceania

The next game of the bookshelf in the lounge is San Juan from Rio Grande Games. This is a good game in terms of compact size, quick set up, relatively quick gameplay and scoring, and reasonably easy to learn rule. … Continue reading

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Boardgame(s) – Pick your game chart

From the LifeHacker web site today, the chart to help you pick what game to play. Some errors in it, but it’s a good start. See Pick the Best Board Game to Play in Any Situation with This Flow Chart: (bigger … Continue reading

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Boardgame(s) – Pillars of the Earth

Moving back to board games today, and to one of the favourite games of my eldest child is Pillars of the Earth from Mayfair Games. The game is based on Ken Follet’s novel of the same name (see Pillars of … Continue reading

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Boardgame(s) – Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! from Rio Grande games is one of my all time favourite games – well, it does involve pizza – and a game that my kids have played since preschool (even though it says ages 10+). Basically you make … Continue reading

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Boardgame(s) – Coloretto/Zooleretto

Today’s games are the card game Coloretto and the related board game Zooloretto, both from Rio Grand Games/AbacusSpiele. Both of these require you get sets of cards or pieces which you then score at the end of each turn, but there’s an … Continue reading

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Boardgame(s) – Alhambra family

Next up on the games shelf are the Alhambra family of games from Alhambra family of games from Queen Games. Alhambra is a tile-placing game where you purchase tiles on your turn to place on your own (hopefully) growing city … Continue reading

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Game of 2014 – 7 Wonders

Top of the pile of games in the lounge is Repos Production’s 7 Wonders, a game we came across back in April through friends at church. After a couple of games at their place we bought it the next day … Continue reading

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Trying out ScribeFire

Next up on the list to tryout is the browser-based blogging tool, ScribeFire (from http://www.scribefire.com/). This has the possibility of running just fine on both the MacBook and the Yoga, so I’m giving it a go. First up, I’m grabbing an … Continue reading

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