• Board Games,  General

    Game night: Tokaido and Roll For The Galaxy

    Roll For The Galaxy (RftG) and Tokaido made it to the table at Steve’s. Roll For The Galaxy is a newly released game, similar to Race for the Galaxy (which I have never played), and I am really enjoying it. RftG scratches a number of gaming itches: Exploration, Civ building and … Dice! Tokaido is a lightweight but fun game of collecting stuff on a journey to Tokaido (Tokyo). It came out in 2012, but I only recently discovered it. Pretty board. :) I only took one picture for Roll For The Galaxy (too absorbed!)…

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  • Board Games,  Entertainment,  General

    Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    We got a three-person play of Xia: Legends of a Drift System in last weekend at Andy’s. Steve and I are willing to give it another go; this was a short “learning” game to only 5 VP (about an hour or so). Next play we will give it the full treatment, at least 15-20 VP and use the non-player controlled “dummy” factions.

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  • Entertainment,  Family,  Food,  General

    Shakespeare and Tapas with Preston

    Preston and I went to see “As You Like It” by the Shakespeare Theater Company in D.C. on Saturday. This was my first time at this venue, the Lansburgh Theatre. Great theater; small and intimate (I think it only holds 500?). Ok, 500 may not be intimate, but it is small by some standards. The Shakespeare Company makes a few free tickets available for some (all?) of the shows on a first-come basis. I got lucky and snagged some – when we arrived and got the tickets at will call they were great: ~5th row, center! Preston had a perfect view. The only issue I had was parking – this…

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