It is hard to believe that November is almost over. Thanksgiving was a blessing as we spent the day with Tammy's parents. Her father is battling cancer, and I enjoyed visiting with him while watching football and eating a wonderful meal. The day ended as we brought home an 8 week old farm kitten that Tammy named Pearl. She is has been very curious and lovable this weekend.
I have played several old and new favorite games this month including Agricola, Dominion, and Gosu. I am participating in several board game secret Santa gift exchanges, and I received Gosu. It is a game of Goblin Supremacy. The board game geek data base describes it as a hybrid of Race for the Galaxy and Magic the Gathering. While I have not played Race for the Galaxy, it is no where near Magic. I like the fact that it has a neat game mechanic that triggers when you get behind in points. You are never really out of the game.
On November 9 - 12, I traveled to Rochester, NY to research project X. It was a very successful trip.
This Friday the 3rd celebrates the 6th annual While Dragon game day to celebrate mine and Pat's December birthdays. It is always a tradition that we play El Grande.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wow, so many ups and downs this past week. Mizzou lost twice, the Chiefs won 1 & lost 1 in overtime, and KU won after scoring 5 touch downs in the fourth quarter yesterday. Ryan & I were the only pair that stayed the whole game in our row. Plus, I visited with my college room mates who are split a pair of KU football season ticket. I have not seen Mike in 20+ years. During that time, he has served two tours of duty in Kuwait for the US Navy. Thank you Mike.
Last week, Pat and Kevin joined me at my house for an evening of games. We played Dominion, A World Without End, and a three player game of Sid Sackson's "I'm the Boss." It is a very open ended business negotiation game. It is a game that I think would play very well with 6 players.
Angry Bird has attack the Endres home like a virus. Hunter, Tammy, and I have all down loaded onto our droid phones. It is so addictive. Launching birds at pigs via a sling shot has never been so fun.
I did not attend game night tonight as I have been grading papers throughout most of the day. After dinner tonight, we did play 4 games of "10 Across Asia." Overall, the past week in gaming has been very rewarding. I am participating in 3 Secret Santa Board game exchanges this year. To give expecting nothing in return!!