Our 2016 TableTop Day

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How was your International TableTop Day? I wavered between hosting an event at our house or just celebrating with my family. Family won out!  :-)

In between household things, we squeezed in two games. The first game we got to the table was La Granja (BGG link here.)

We bought the game sometime last year and it was sitting on our shelf in shrink since then.

In La Granja you’re basically trying to develop your farms and deliver goods to the village. It took me a couple of rounds to get the hang of everything so I’m looking forward to bringing it back to the table again sometime.

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One of the things I picked up were these Self-adhesive Clear Rubber Feet Bumpons. In La Granja, you’ll slide cards into the slots and I’d read somewhere that these help facilitate that.

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I don’t think it was a necessary purchase, but it was a fun add-on.

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Our last game for the night was The Castles Of Burgundy. (BGG link here.) Castles of Burgundy is my favorite game. I love it so much I made my husband sick of it because there were a couple of weeks when I played it obsessively on boitajeaux.net, an online gaming portal, and had like 7 games running at one time!

If there was an app version of this game, I would be very happy…and also be unable to perform my regular, real-life duties as a wife, mom, human being!

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I should mention that I didn’t win either game, and I’ve been on a game losing streak recently with my husband. Sigh. But that’s okay, the main point of playing board games is to have fun.  😉

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Splendor, the Gateway Game

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I’ve heard most people suggest games like Pandemic, Ticket To Ride, or Catan as an introductory game to people who have little experience in the hobby. But personally, I’ve had the most success with Splendor as a gateway game. Splendor is a light, set collection game that scales well from 2 to 4 players. I’ve introduced this […]

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Tuesday Board Game Night Session

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On Tuesdays, I or my husband, or sometimes both of us, attend a local board game meetup. Since we had free babysitting this week, we were both able to go and play some new to us games. The first game we jumped into was Timeline Challenge. (BGG link here). It’s like a much prettier version […]

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Sorting Your Board Game Collection

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Recently we’ve been turning one of the rooms of our house into a game room. Hopefully I’ll be able to share that soon enough, but in the meantime, with all the furniture rearranging we did, I thought about how people organize their board game collections. We are not collectors by any means, and we try […]

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Keeping Track of Board Games Played

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Sometime last year I started keeping track of the board games I played. Initially I thought people who did it were maybe a little silly, but I’ve come to realize how helpful it’s been! When I keep track of board games, I can look back and see which games get to the table  and which […]

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Our first BGGCON (2015)

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Since moving to the Houston area a little over a year ago, our interest in tabletop games has grown by leaps and bounds. It helps to have a local gaming group that meets on a weekly basis and then becoming friends with some of them outside of the group as well. Last year we attended BGGCON. […]

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Hello world!

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So, I’ve had this site done since 2012, 2013 and it’s taken me this long to finally get it going. This is my first test post!

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