May 28, 2008

Memorial Game Day

Filed under: games — origamifreak @ 2:07 am
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Noel has been anxious to feed someone to the crocodiles in a new game he recently got. Last game day there were only two of us, and under those conditions the crocs go hungry.

Monday Deb‘s family came for a visit on the way home from western NY, and Noel brought the game because now we could have enough people to play AND feed crocs.

Before Deb & co arrived, we warmed up with a couple games of Blokus (I’m red, he’s blue).

In the second game we tied, each with 16 squares left over.

Then we played Carcassonne until the camera battery died:

…changed batteries, and resumed.

Then we took the cats for a walk around the house on leashes (so much easier when there’s a human for each cat) and inspected each of the catnip patches on the property.

Deb’s family arrived while we were making iced tea (note to self – next time use a recipe to get the tea/sugar ratio right).

I baked the last loaf of sourdough and we played Cleopatra:

I guess my camera can’t do video sideways… I need to figure out how to rotate the movie after the fact. Also, Google has a 2-minute limit, so the video stops a bit early. In the end Isabelle had the most corruption, so she became Crocodile Chow.

Then we played quick game of Fluxx while the coals started, and Deb and I worked on moving her blog.

We had grilled sausages on homemade sourdough, pickles, and iced tea for dinner. Hawthorne was stunningly good about being tied in the backyard, under the deck. He had food and water, and shade and grass and sometimes pieces of sausage magically raining down on him. Manna from Heaven, in a manner of speaking. 😉

After Deb’s family continued on their way home, Noel and I play-tested his other new game, Colosseum, each of us controlling two “players.” His green player came blazing up from behind, and won.



  1. I need to keep better track of other players’ corruption. I only had 1 token left but only got 49 talents or so. A very poor showing.

    Comment by Terminus Est — May 28, 2008 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  2. Oh, yes. It’s also too bad that the camera didn’t catch you with your eyeballs bugging out and that vein in your forehead ready to pop when you thought that you’d been screwed by a rule misinterpretation.

    Comment by Terminus Est — May 28, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  3. 1) I guess I was lucky. I didn’t really try to minimize my corruption, but rather tried to take advantage of opportunities to get rid of it (sanctuaries, getting rid of cards with it, etc.)

    2) Um, I think it’s just fine that the camera did not catch this, since I apparently have YOU to remind me of it! :-p (Brings us back to point 1, since I was afraid I had lost an opportunity to get rid of corruption!)

    Comment by origamifreak — May 29, 2008 @ 5:28 am | Reply

  4. […] Monday we fed crocodiles. […]

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