Friday, July 22, 2011

New boardgames purchased!

I'm inviting several friends over in a couple of weeks so I thought it'd be appropriate for me to refresh my games collection with a few new additions. As I'm expecting a fairly large group to turn up, the primary consideration for these games is the ability to take more players.

In light of that, I picked up the following:

7 Wonders

Formula D

Space Hulk: Death Angel: The Card Game

Friday, June 24, 2011

Games for sale

I'm paring down my collection of games, so there's a whole bunch of games I'm looking to get rid of. Friends get first pick from the list below, at the listed price or the next best offer. If you aren't able to help me get rid of them, then it'll be going up onto eBay. So get right in with some quality games at low low prices.

DS ($10)
Dragon Quest IX
Final Fantasy IV
Front Mission
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown
Lego Battles
Puzzle de Harvest Moon
Sonic Colours

Wii ($15)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Red Steel 2
Super Mario Galaxy
Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Playstation 3 ($20)
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Two Worlds 2

Xbox 360 ($20)
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Burnout Paradise
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crackdown 2
Crysis 2
Fable 2
Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter 2
Smackdown vs Raw 2011
Mafia 2
Medal of Honor
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Rainbow 6: Vegas
Rainbow 6: Vegas 2
Street Fighter IV
UFC2009: Undisputed

Friday, March 18, 2011

Playing Command & Colour: Napoleonics for the first time

Playing Battles of Westeros reignited a desire to play Command & Colour: Ancients again. Though both games are nominally based on the same system, there were a number of things that I preferred in C&C. Namely, I felt that the way units moved, and were encouraged to stay in formation, was very true to era depicted.

So when Shawn brought round the latest in the series, I was interested to check it out. I was curious to see if my opinions about Ancients carried over into the Napoleonic iteration. Just as we started a game, I took a few snaps:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unboxing Battles of Westeros

It's now a habit for me to participate in Boardgamegeek's annual Secret Santa during the Christmas period. It's a great little deal: I anonymously purchase a gift for a person on Boardgamegeek, and someone else does the same for me.

The Battles of Westeros must be a popular game in 2010, because this was the game that I received AND gifted as well. It's easy to see why it'd be so popular: It's based off a well-regarded game system (same as Battlelore and C&C:Ancients), and uses a popular fantasy setting (A Song of Ice & Fire).

I was so excited when I received this game, so I took a few snaps as I unboxed the game:

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Building a home

It's the first day back at work. And things are looking pretty swell, I think. Work looks to be fairly rewarding, and things at home are shaping up.

Over the Christmas break, we starting dressing up the house with decorative items and photos. It's been a long time coming, but the house is starting to feel like a home. It's been a year since we've moved in, and we hadn't even put up any photos of family and friends. That's already looking to change.

The next order of business is working on the lawn, and laying down a decent bed of grass. That's a project for the tail-end of summer, I think.