The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

All the cool kids

Are playing:

  • Pandemic
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Can’t Stop
  • To Court the King

And even some Monopoly.  I’ve got a few more years until the Elder Taoling becomes a teenager, so these are the golden years for kids games … young enough to want to play, old enough to play good games. And Monopoly (which isn’t really horrible, without free parking).

Current Kid Strategy Tip (That’s a tip from the kids) — For your initial build in Settlers, take a 2:1 port and then the best # of that item. You can’t lose! (Which is to say, it worked the first time the elder did it, with both settlements on the port item, which was wheat, and quickly upgraded to two cities and rolled over Catan. The actual record isn’t pretty, but a high variance strategy is a good idea if you aren’t the stronger player.


Written by taogaming

March 7, 2010 at 12:01 am

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