Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bitten By The Board Game Bug

Since my last post, I've had the chance to play Ticket To Ride, Splendor, Love Letter and Pandemic with family and friends in addition to adding some new games to the collection.  As much fun as we've been having with these games, it's time to switch it up a bit and play some of the newer ones in my collection.  

My nephew Jorge Jr. and his friends Mikayla, James and Carlos took in Splendor.

My brother Jorge watches them debate the best course of action on Pandemic.

Jonathan and Amy join Maria and myself for a game of Splendor.

Angelise, Brian and Monique on Ticket To Ride.



Love Letter was such a fast, fun game when we played with Jonathan and Amy that I left it with them and purchased the Batman-themed version to replace it in addition to Carcassonne, Cartoon Network-themed Fluxx, Dixit, Pandemic: Contagion and Pandemic: In The Lab expansion.  

Monday, March 2, 2015


My recent trip to Pennsylvania with Joey to hang with our LCVG friend Romier was another weekend of awesomeness.  In addition to watching movies (American Sniper, Kingsman, Birdman and Boyhood), we played some very fun boardgames which Joey was kind enough to bring from home.  I brought with me my deluxe edition of Ticket To Ride which we ended up playing only once.  Of the many boardgames Joey brought with him, and he brought many, he introduced me to Splendor, Pandemic, King of Tokyo and Machi Koro.  What a great night and weekend of boardgames that was.

Playing Pandemic

Waiting for Kingsman to begin

Trying to look convincing at playing Pandemic

Joey and Romier battle it out in King of Tokyo

Playing Splendor with Joey

I was so taken with these games, I immediately purchased copies of Pandemic, Splendor, King of Tokyo and Love Letter solely based on reviews.

I've since introduced Pandemic and Splendor to Maria, Jorge and my kids.  They've all loved the games.