All posts tagged: Board game

Damn it Does NOT Feel Good to be a Lannister

You know you’ve gone off the deep end when you start talking in your sleep about tiles—not bathroom tiles, mind you, but gaming tiles.  Little cardboard thingamajigs depicting quarries or cemeteries or, in the case of Game of Thrones the game, House Lannister strongholds. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry: neither do I. And I spent an entire weekend trying to figure it out. It all began last New Year’s when The Wedding Date found a kindred spirit amongst the guests at my parents’ Martini Bar Soiree.  Upon discovering their mutual obsession fondness for Game of Thrones, it was decided that I would A) Start watching Game of Thrones, B) Start playing Game of Thrones, C) Devote an entire weekend to the consumption of wine enjoyment of said board game. Initially, I was all for it. That was before I learned that Game of Thrones was just one of several board games on the agenda. First, we had to play Settlers of Catan. And just when I thought my brain …

The Power of the Bikini vs. The Power of the Board Game

“Do you want to see me in a bikini or not?” It was New Years Day, and The Wedding Date had been talking with a friend’s husband about board games for the past fifteen minutes. Not finding myself particularly interested in their conversation, I had turned my attention to an old MySpace video that said friend’s sister had pulled up on my lap top. This, by the way, was not just any video.  It was a video that we ourselves had filmed during a trip to Florida several years ago and if my memory serves me correctly, the idea had come to us after several glasses of “special lemonade.”  We decided to film a remake of Fergie’s “Fergaliscious” except we rewrote the lyrics to describe the “slug-like” behavior in which we’d been engaging for the past several days. We called the video “Slugaliscious” and choreographed an entire synchronized swimming routine to go with it, although being that none of us had any experience in synchronized swimming, it was more synchronized rolling into the pool, followed …