Okay, no, that's not the actual name of any game (though that would be kinda coo, huh?). The title of the game I want to talk about today is, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, and it is awesome.
I call it the thrill of a lifetime because, well, it is. It's a real-time game that only takes 10 minutes and with the only actions being to roll dice as fast as f***ing possible and move your piece through the depths of the temple searching for an escape, it gets pretty intense. (I got a little adrenaline boost just thinking about it). It's one of my favorite games, and it has helped me get a lot of my friends into board games as well. It's fairly light, easy to teach and play, and generally gets people excited about playing games. Overall, I really recommend it.
Did you think that was it? Nah, I wouldn't leave you hanging like that, friends! Here's a little bit more about the game and why I think it's great for almost any group.
Hey Gamers! So, as I mentioned in my last post, this past weekend was GenCant 2017, and I have to say, I had a great time being the unofficial host of my at-home mini convention. I made some sweet personalized badges for my friends, played more games than usual in a weekend, tweeted photos like crazy (& followed a ton of other people's GenCant adventures via Twitter which was fun), entered a bunch of contests, and even won an AEG Big Game Night Box (well, my boyfriend won it, but I entered him & we live together, so I get a little credit, okay?)
Overall there's not much to say other than it was a really fun experience, and I thought it was really awesome of the creators to put on. It is something that I will definitely be participating in for years to come!
Check out some of my awesome gaming photos from this weekend below and stay tuned for more posts in the future. I hope to post more reviews or general board game talk soon! :)
Hey Gamers! Sorry I haven't been up to snuff and haven't posted about another game as of late, but I've got some news today! (*and the crowd goes wild!*)
I recently stumbled upon something in the Twitter-verse, thanks to some cool peeps I follow from the Flip the Table Podcast, (sorry if you missed out on this gem, but you should listen to all their episodes now, cause they rock) called GenCan't 2017. Now, if you're unfamiliar, like I was, this is basically an "unconventional convention," as they call it in which if you're not going to GenCon (the biggest board game con ever) then you can just play games at home all weekend with friends and fam and take pics and tweet and so on, AND potentially even win prizes from them!
Honestly, I think this is hella cool because:
1. cons are expensive and this is not,
2. I was disappointed in not being able to attend GenCon and now am less disappointed, and
3. it's a great way to bring the gaming community together via the good 'ol interwebs, and a sense of community is always fun.
They have downloadable badges (see awesome example to left), some virtual gaming to participate in, and just a general air of fun and friendly existence. (Yupp, that's the phrasing I'm sticking with.)
I'm going to post links to their pages below and hope to see tons of people tweeting and posting photos of their gaming adventures all weekend. I also plan to take some photos and tweet, and then might compile my GenCan't experience photos here too!
Enjoy this weekend, and happy gaming readers!