Tomorrow night is New Year’s Eve, and my boyfriend, a friend and I are headed to my parents house to celebrate. We’re taking board games, because we’re geeks. Just kidding. We used to drink a lot … then we realised it was more fun to drink a little, while doing something that’s fun on its own. Like playing board games.
Boyfriend and I have a mutual love of board games that dates back to a camping trip to Coromandel before we were together. The game we really fell in love with was one called Starfarers of Catan. It’s an offshoot of a more popular game, Settlers of Catan. And it appears they only made a few batches of it, because when I’ve tried to buy it online it’s been hideously expensive. Seriously – Amazon has one listed at $429. It’s out of print and now apparently quite a collectible.
If anyone reading this has a copy that they don’t want … *wink wink*.
For now, I may have to be satisfied with eventually picking up Settlers of Catan, which I have played and do love, though not with the same passion as Starfarers.
Anyway, we figured we’d start expanding our board game collection a while ago, and to this end, one of our great friends, Jin (see the link to his blog, 1 + 1 = 3, in my blogroll) gave us Monopoly! Even better: it’s New Zealand edition.
Monopoly, the first board game I ever fell in love with. Also known as: the game that will make you want to hurt your friends.
On our way back from doing some boxing day shopping, boyfriend was sad because we didn’t get anything for him – so I suggested we hit another mall and buy some board games. He was stoked with this suggestion, so we picked up both Risk and mini Cranium, which I believe is called Cranium Brain Breaks.
I’d never played Risk! I’ve heard it’s good, but until the other day had never played myself. I dominated my boyfriend at it. Felt a bit mean, really. But ah well, that’s board games.
And finally, Cranium Brain Breaks. I wanted to get real Cranium, but couldn’t find it anywhere so we got this instead. And it was cheap! Well, for a board game. Cost us about $17.50 from Farmers. Sweet!
Hope you’re all having a fabulous New Year’s. Somewhere, I am drinking cider and playing board games (as you may have guessed by now, this is a pre blog).