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BGG Con: 2017 — Another awesome convention!

Hello, friends! I know I’m totally super duper late with this post, but immediately after BGG Con, my family came to visit for Thanksgiving (which was an awesome time!), and I’ve been taking some time to catch up on life events. So, without further ado … grab a drink and settle in, it’s gonna be a long recap. But that’s cool, right?

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Dairyman: Milking cows, making ice cream

My friends got me Dairyman about five months ago during their trip to Japan. They were drawn in by the cute artwork, and they thought that I would enjoy it. (Side note, my friends are the best!) This cute little push-your-luck dice game is all about milking cows in the barn and making cheese and ice cream. Plus, who doesn’t love ice cream?

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New games I’ve played: Arkwright, Council of Four

Man, where did the time go? It’s already mid-July, and it’s still hotter than hell. I’m so ready for the Phoenix summer to be over! I’ve been staying inside a lot, playing board games naturally. Even amid all the Pokemon Go excitement (yes, I totally downloaded the game), I’m still not venturing outside too much, unless I really have to. And with that, there are two new games I’ve played in the past two weeks, and a couple oldies but goodies …

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Arkham Horror love

I am part of an Arkham Horror gaming group that meets up once a month. Arkham Horror is one of my uber-favorite games, but it’s hard to find people who are down to play it. Until I connected with these Arkham folks this past summer, I would play it about once a year. Yeah, pretty sad for a game I adore.

Arkham Horror
Arkham Horror, a cooperative game for 1-8 players.

Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos. Who is H.P. Lovecraft, you ask? Lovecraft was an American horror fiction writer from the early 20th century. He didn’t see any success during his life, but his works later influenced many writers such as Stephen King and Neil Gainman, and various works of pop culture, such as Batman and HBO’s “True Detective.” In Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, Great Old Ones exist, and humankind is unable to to comprehend their cosmic horrors should a Great Old One (also known as an Ancient One) awakens.

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