I’ve been playing some games, in between recent Bridge and Rock Band (just defeated the Nightmare Setlist on Medium. I’ll finish out Pro Guitar on Medium this weekend, I imagine. Hard will probably live up to its name). Lots of Bluffing games, on the board game front.
- Kakerlaken Poker — If you play with a lot of people, then you need to lower the victory (well, loss) conditions. There’s a surprising amount of … something … in this game, because I don’t consider myself skilled at bluffing games but I’m pretty damned good at this.
- Skull and Roses — My variant (you can add one disc when you raise the bidding) seems to work pretty well. Decent filler.
- Hanabi or Ikebana or whichever is the cooperative one — A perfectly fine whatever it is, which I will allow ‘game’ because of the flexibility of the English Language, not because I believe it to be one. A fine activity. I’d rather play a game.
- Black Friday — After a dozen games, I’m pretty sure what the optimal time to start buying silver is. As the strategy space (in my mind) shrinks, the amount of luck grows. I think I’m almost done with this. It had a good run.
- Medici — Blast from the past.
- Marklin — Dittio, but more recent.
- SNCF — (Did I mention this) I wanted to play this, and I was disappointed by the result. A bit too much groupthink and hosage, and not enough underlying value.