This weekend my little brother visited me, and he, my boyfriend and I played some tabletop games. Some of them I haven’t played in a long time so it was fun to try them again :) Under the images you can find links to the games on boardgamegeek.
Carcassonne: Ark of the Covenant. It’s basically like normal Carcassonne but takes place in a desert and has some special rules. I like that you collect sheep instead of cities in your fields :) If you haven’t tried Carcassonne at all I recommend it! Perfect for all ages, and it’s super fun.
This is Drakon (third edition). I hadn’t played this in a long time, and was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was! It has easy rules and a dragon! A dragon that will eat you if you can’t find 10 coins and get out of its dungeon before your friends :)
Scrappers. This is my boyfriend’s game and I had never tried it before. You win if you can assemble a machine before the other players, but the parts you need are on a conveyor belt and you have to plan your moves to get to them.
Then we played the Swedish Spank the Monkey with the Monkey Business expansion pack. There’s both a Swedish edition and an English one, and it’s a really fun game! You’re working in a junk yard, and have to get rid of an annoying monkey playing around among the garbage. To win the game you have to build a tower of junk and garbage to reach the monkey and spank him! (Did you assume that the game’s title referred to any other activity?! No, I didn’t think so).
I’ve bought a couple of larger boardgames lately, and decided to paint the miniatures for more fun and win. (Gray plastic miniatures = no fun and win at all!)
I have never painted a miniature before, so I was a bit nervous about it. What if I fail and ruin my expensive games? But I decided that whatever I did it would probably look better than before anyway.
So here are some of my first ever painted miniatures, from the game Mansions of Madness:
(Some of you are probably familiar with the H.P. Lovecraft mythos which Mansions of Madness is based on it.)
My dear sister-in-law gave me an expansion pack to Mansions of Madness for my birthday! So sweet of her! <3 It’s called Forbidden Alchemy, and is partly based on Lovecraft’s Herbert West stories. I look forward to paint these figures and start playing, but the weather is too crappy at the moment so I can’t spray them with primer before the rain and wind decides to go away.
Have you played any fun games lately? I’m always up for some recommendations!