Thursday, December 29, 2011

my new favorite boardgame

I beat my brothers-in-law and nephews at 7 Wonders twice today.  These are all smart dudes and I usually struggle to not come in last.  So now I will insist we play this game at every family gathering. More seriously, this is a fun little card-laying game of civilization building that involves passing cards to the player next to you and not being able to use all the good ones, so you get the double frustration of giving good cards to one player and getting crap from another.  Good times.

Another game we played was Egizia, which has a cute little ancient Egyptian monument-building theme.  The two frustrations in this one are the player before you swiping your action, and not being able to pick the option you want without screwing yourself out of future actions.  The latter is represented by little landing boats along the Nile; you can only go downriver, so if you pass something you can't go back and get it.  Another fun one.


  1. 7 Wonders is the awesome. If your family gets to the point where it starts to feel pat, the Leaders expansion makes your head explode all over again.

  2. I heard good things about this game as well.

    I got my sister and brother-in-law Kill Doctor Lucky for Christmas, and we all found it to be quite fun. It's sort of like Clue but instead of finding the killer you try to kill the guy yourself.

  3. My new favorite too, but I haven't won since the first game so that musta been a fluke.

  4. We gave out sets of 7 Wonders to our family and friends this Xmas. It really is a great game.

  5. I got my butt kicked by a friend in 7 Wonders today.
    Weird part is that he usually sucks at this game.

  6. 7 Wonders is one of the deepest strategy games out there at the moment. That it also is easy enough for the whole family to play is a testament to the quality of its design.

    Kill Dr Lucky is a good game too, as is Save Dr Lucky.

    Playing Alhambra tonight for the first time.