It’s fun to see board games in action. I’ve included snapshots of some of the recent games our family has been playing.
Here’s a 2-player Carcassonne game. You can see we are using the Traders and Builders expansion, The River expansion and The Count of Carcassonne expansion (we call him Count Olaf).
Here’s a 2-player Power Grid game.
We’re using poker chips for money. You can also see the custom resource replenishment cards I printed out as an aid. There’s one just at the south west corner of the board.
Here’s a 2-player game of Starfarers of Catan.
This picture shows us using the painted figures for the alien races.
The picture also shows the rocket booster replacement ring attached to a mother ship. If you look near the upper side of the board you can see the silver painted space ships. Melissa painted those from an extra expansion set I purchased.
Here’s a recent favorite game I hope to Blog about soon: Runebound.
A close-up shows better the glass gems we added.
I also added some custom player sheets, you can see the corner of one at the bottom of this picture. I also purchased extra sets of movement dice, one for each player. It makes the turns go a little smoother. We got so into this game that each of us had to have a special colored set of battle dice. You can see a pair of blue dice on the left side of this photograph.
Runebound is a very engaging game. The game takes a few hours to finish (maybe 3), but as evidence how much we like playing, we started 3 games and ran out of time, over a period of a week, and yet kept coming back to play again.
Nicholas and I sometimes get into Heroscape. Here are a few shots of different game layouts we’ve developed.
I purchased a couple of extra Master Sets back when Toys R Us had a 2-for-1 sale, just to get extra landscape tiles. Half the fun of this game, for me, is creating the landscape we play on.