Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thursday night: New Games

Tim, R.J., and Chris made it for gaming. Alex decided to get out of bed a lot, so I soothed her to sleep with my renditions of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and "The Sun Is A Mass of Incandescent Gas."

New stuff played: Villa Paletti, the 2002 Game of the Year, and Early American Chrononauts, a sequel to the Looney Labs folks' Chrononauts. Villa Paletti actually resembles a colorful, larger version of Jenga, and the new Chrononauts game felt a little tighter than the old one. There are more labels and reminders on the cards, which will probably make it easier to explain.

I also got my copy of Hacienda today, from a Canadian BGG'er named Dan. It arrived in pretty good shape, with one corner a little mashed. Eeh, it's not like there was fine china inside.

Lee actually got me 3 copies of Villa Paletti at the Tuesday Morning sale. I read about it on the BoardgameGeek, but sadly, they had a massive server crash just after that due to being linked from noted mega-site Slashdot. The last time this happened, we had a server drive and everyone pitched in a few bucks to get it back up and running even better than before. It'll be interesting to see the results...

Gamecount: Individual game sessions played for the year = 132, New game titles played for the year = 23.


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