|My lovely Ticket to Ride game, which I haven't played for a while. Hint hint hint.|
Today was International Tabletop Day. I'm a big fan of many types of tabletop games, which anyone who has followed me for very long is aware of and might also have heard me talk about the board game podcast my husband and some friends and I do each week called the Tattered Board. And so I was a bit disappointed that I wouldn't be able to join in with those friends at a gaming event at our favorite game store, Cloud Cap Games.
However, I was pleased to fit in several games today. I did drive out to Cloud Cap to drop a friend off for the gaming day and had the chance to try out a new card game called Kobayakawa. It's a fast-paced, quick-to-learn bluffing game that is just my style. I totally lost and had a blast doing so.
Then later in the day, Mom and Buggie and I sat down for a game of Skip-bo, a favorite of ours. I don't get to play it very often as it is a little too down in the heels for my usual game group, but as it is an old family favorite, Mom and I break it out whenever we have a chance, and Buggie enjoys it too. Mom won, but it was a close game.
Afterwards, Buggie and I taught Mom how to play Sushi Go! It is another fun, quick-to-learn game with a great card-drafting mechanic. And the artwork is adorable. I haven't played it for a while so it was wonderful to revisit.
I also taught Mom how to play Timeline: Diversity and Niya. The Timeline games are some of my favorites, and I like teaching Diversity since it gives a taste of several different card types. My personal favorite Timeline game is Historical Events, naturally. Niya is one of my favorite two-player games. It's Tic-Tac-Toe meets Connect Four with a tile board twist. It was great fun, and Mom totally smoked me.
I love to have the chance to teach these quick-to-learn, fun games to share my passion for this hobby. I'm so glad I had the chance to play with my mom and daughter today. I'd hoped to get a game in with the boy, but he was a bit too distracted by the Harry Potter Lego game. Maybe tomorrow I can convince him to play a game of Zingo! He loves that game.