Friday, October 8, 2010

Good question!

My wife asked me what I want for my birthday from her (and from my son).
My birthday's coming up in mid-November.

So, of course, one of the categories of "things I might want for my birthday" is games, stuff that's relevant to this blog.
But I'm not sure what I would prioritize in that category, especially knowing that I have Dominion and Small World stuff on preorder.

So, any suggestions out there?
I think a prime criterion in this context would be something that's playable with 2, so that it isn't a "thank you, now I'll put it on a shelf until I can play it" type of game. And of course, not too hardcore-gamery, so that she'll actually enjoy playing it; she does like Dominion, Carcassonne, and that Euro Style of game.

Board games may not be exactly what I end up responding with anyway, but there sure are a lot I'd like to try.

On a related note, I'm considering using my birthday as an excuse for another "board game day" anyway. I'll keep you posted where appropriate.


  1. Of all the games on my lists, I think I have found the perfect match for all of these criteria:
    Pandemic (which I actually did mention a few entries back as something I was considering).

    I think it especially fills in all of the requirements of "A game Talita will play with me" :)

  2. I think I can go one better than Pandemic for you, actually...
    Forbidden Island.

    Same designer, similar core mechanic, plays faster, quicker setup, and a really balanced level of tension. Plus it's cheaper.

    Pandemic is good, especially with the expansion included, and is a deeper game - but FI is lighter and quicker.


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