This past weekend bf and I headed over to a friend’s place for a bbq. Upon arrival, there was no bbq, but they had just started playing an interesting game which I had never seen before (I know! And disproving my theory that kiwis never play games. Okay, I’ve been here 4 years and I’ve played 3 games). Here, when I thought that I had played most of the awesome games out there, a new one pops up! Okay, so Settlers of Catan has been around for a while. In fact, maybe you’ve already played or heard of it (sometimes I am a little behind the times). In fact, it’s the number one selling board game strategy game on Amazon. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of/seen it until now!
Witnessing the playing of Settlers has inspired me to add some games to our house! I own almost no games here in NZ. How sad is that, for someone who professes such a love of games? So I’m lurking on trademe to try acquire the following for cheap(ish):
- New Zealand Monopoly
- Balderdash or Absolute Balderdash
- Settlers of Catan
- Carcassonne (again, never played but is apparently a very fun strategy game)
- Phase 10
(Okay, so pretty much every single game I come across…) Of course, certain games do not appear to be available in NZ, including:
- Loaded Questions
- Apples to Apples
- Guillotine (No, I’ve never played but it’s highly recommended on amazon)
Am I missing any games? I guess I could get scrabble, checkers and chess (these are all classics, of course) but do people actually play these? I want the fun games! It’s only a matter of time before our house is the awesome fun game party house. In fact, I can’t believe that with our lack of TV that I didn’t realize the need to invest in games sooner! Especially since we are going into Winter, and will need some serious at home no-need-to-leave-the-house-ever entertainment.
Thanks to amazon, I’ve also decided that I would enjoy Malarcky, since Balderdash is like my favourite game ever. But I think I’ve covered most of the awesome games out there…