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Gaming Journal Weeks 27 and 28 of 52

Tons of gaming to be had these past two weeks!  Highlights include bringing my brother, his wife, and daughter to Guardian Games, one of the biggest board game shops around.  Also, playing games on the 4th of July and with family visiting has been awesome.Viva Java Dice

Viva Java: The Dice Game

  • 1st time playing, 4 player, 30 min game sessions
  • So excited that my friend finally got his Kickstarter copy.
  • Absolutely love this game and wish I had a copy for myself, especially with the solo rules included
  • Will play again and will purchase as soon as it becomes available


Love Letter

  • 2 player, 15 min play session
  • Played Love Letter on our anniversary at a Hawaiian restaurant.
  • Was fun, and the waitress was amazed we were playing a game at a restaurant


Krosmaster Arena

  • 1st time playing full game, 2 player, 1 hour play session
  • Finally purchased the game after playing the tutorial a couple months ago
  • My love of tactical turn based games made me really enjoy this game as I already knew the mechanics.
  • Will play again and want to try with teams in the future.


Bang! The Dice Game

  • 6 player, Multiple sessions over an hour
  • Introduced this to my nieces and brother who LOVED the game and did quite well at it
  • My niece hated getting the outlaw every game, but it was pretty hilarious regardless
  • Hands down one of the best party games around.  Also played it on the 4th with friends


Timeline: Inventions

  • 1st time playing, 4 player, 20 min game session
  • Very impressed with Timeline, more than I thought I would
  • I love how you have to use logic as the game gets harder
  • Surprised my gaming group liked this, even thought it’s a lighter game.
  • Will definitely use it in my homeschool logic games class in the future.



  • 3 player, 30 min game session
  • Obligatory 4th of July game!
  • Got a high score of 22, really enjoyed it this time
  • Definitely a great game to play sitting around on 4th of July (or any holiday for that matter!)


Stone Age

  • 4 player, 1.5 hour game session
  • Medium level worker placement
  • Hadn’t played in awhile, but it was great to get it back out
  • It’s not my favorite worker placement, but it’s a solid game