I thought I wasn’t quite that crazy to count the happiness product of my games played, but it turns out I was. Of course, I count all the games I play. I have also graded every game on a scale of 1-10. Now the obvious step is to count which game has produced most enjoyment: … Continue reading Happiness
I confess — I just love ziploc bags. Today I re-bagged my Puerto Rico, inspired by a post to rec.games.board I saw. Now I have 55 colonists in one bag and a 4-player bag and a 5-player bag. Both have 20 colonists, one Prospector, a ship (7 and 8) and victory points (20 and 22). … Continue reading Ziploc bag overusers anonymous
You won’t see me writing about computer games often; I don’t play them much and when I play, it’s usually just to kill time. Of course, there’s no better way to kill time than to play Civilization (or Alpha Centauri) — oops, there goes another six hours… During the last few years, I’ve only bought … Continue reading Computer games & Mah Jong
Bob Rossney has analysed the various elements of Die Macher and compiled a nice table of them. Nice, and shows well that Die Macher isn’t the most simple game there is. Now I should be managing all that to my advantage to succeed!
For Finnish users, there’s a new review at my web site: Zèrtz. I’ve played about 50 games of Zèrtz during this summer, both PBeM and with a real set. I love it! It’s quick to play so you can play lots of it. The rules are easy to learn but there’s just right amount of … Continue reading Zèrtz
If I had to define the theme of this summer, it’s been abstract gaming. I was looking for something to do with my e-mail as I was constantly connected at work. Well, I found PBEM games. I’ve played many games now on Richard’s PBeM Server. The interface is quite nice and the games have been … Continue reading Summer of abstract gaming
I don’t remember when I first got interested about Die Macher. It’s appreciated a lot in some circles, at least. For example, its ID number in the Boardgamegeek database is 1, it was the first game ever to be entered there. Don’t know if that’s a token of appreciation, I’d like to think it is. … Continue reading Die Macher — finally
Hi! I’ve always (well, at least since I saw a TV documentary about Justin Hall) wanted to have an online diary or something. I even started one, but buried the project almost immediately. Now, I’ve started again, thanks to lots of media attention to blogs. I wanna try too! So, I installed Movable Type and … Continue reading A new beginning