Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like... Pimping - The Castles of Burgundy

Another day another new insert! Will the madness never cease?
Well, with my sudden fetish for custom inserts, there was no way I was not getting one done for my absolute all time favorite game right? That would be inconceivable! :P

Likewise the insert was made by the very talented Chris Whitpan.
It was designed by yours truly; and Chris did a fantastic job making it to every specification I listed.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Collin and Maginos rise to the occasion, and Pushing My Luck at Port Royal

My friend enjoyed Mice & Mystics so much that he requested for a session to carry on the story without our other friend who found it boring. My friend brought his brother along who he says will surely love the game. Well, I was hoping to jump in again to get the not so flavorful taste out of my mouth, so I couldn't say no!

Dear Collin, Maginos, do not fail me this time. Thanks

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like... Pimping - Suburbia

So one of the newer upgrades I have done to my games is a custom insert for Suburbia.
I'll probably shuffle between older and newer pimps since the older ones are pretty mediocre ( and I'm vastly excited about my new stuff !! )

Push Your Luck Podcast Episode 38: Special special guest!

Its a early release of Episode 38! Joining me is my special special guest, none other than my wife! :D Together we talk about some games we have played while in London.

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Games covered:
Eldritch Horror
Battle for Souls
Le Fantome de l'Opera

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Story Building, Deck Building, Engine Building Saturday

Story Building - Mice and Mystics

I FINALLY got Mice and Mystics to the table. Oh bless my soul !
It took almost 3 months but I did it ! And it felt... Ok.
To lay it out there, I'm not a RPG game kind of guy. I didn't play Dungeons & Dragons when I was little and so these read and adventure and read style of game is new to me.

We played it 3 players, and only the first chapter so far. I took control of Maginos and Colin, while my 2 friends took Tilda and Nez. The first chapter took use almost 2 hours plus the story reading and some rules management. That's a long time people. Phew.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like... Pimping - Horse Fever

As of late, I've been busy "pimping" / customizing my games since I've been in quite a downer of a mood. Prettying my games have always made me feel good. :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Push Your Luck Podcast Episode 37: Another Hidden Gem!

Eric and Jonathan talk about some games they have played recently and talk about another hidden gem in their collections which people should try if they had not.

Games talked about - Um Reifenbreite, Mad City, Card City, Legendary Paint the Town Red, Heroscape, Milestones and Ristorante Italia.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cooking in Italia, Ninja-ing Bluffing Building in Japano

After some time, I finally managed to gather the same group of players whom I introduced Castles of Burgundy to previously (when I got comprehensively destroyed).
I was wondering if they had what it takes to "level up" so to speak, or if the lengthy break from games had washed away all that was build up so far.

Well, I started off with a game whose theme I taught would work well with them - Ristorante Italia.
I hadn't played this game for 2 years already! How time has flown by.
In Ristorante Italia, each player is a chef/owner of a particular restaurant, and through the course of 4 seasons, players are trying to build their restaurant up to earn prestige and also to compile the best menu for the year end cooking competition.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Of Marvel and Mancala

Something mystical always happens when I plan to play Mice & Mystics, and that is that something will always screw up!   #%$@#
Well, my Saturday game session for 3 got wilted down to a 2 player session. So back to the shelf the mice went. :(

We settled for a 2 player game of Trajan instead.
Its been a terribly long time since I last played Trajan. It's in my top ten games of all time and I wonder why I don't play it more often. I think its just that there are too many new games that keep screaming for attention, so poor Trajan got lost in all the noise.