Carcassonne and Zombie Dice!

Saturday , 15, March 2014 Leave a comment

Brynna and I had a little daddy/daughter gaming today while people took naps or played at friends’ houses…

photo 1We started out with some Carcassonne!  We haven’t played in a while, and this is the first time we’ve included the Inns & Cathedrals expansion!  I actually like it quite a bit.  We ended up having to skip one of the cathedrals because there was absolutely NOWHERE to play it!  It took Brynna a little bit to get the hang of the subtle differences between the expansion and the base.  We never really had a chance to make use of the mega meeples…  I won pretty easily, but Brynna made a respectable showing.  I think we’ll keep the expansion merged with the base game in the future.  It adds enough that I think it’s a great addition.  Things I thought were going to be big scorers ended up failing because I didn’t finish them.  If all of the expansions play like this one, we’ll probalby end up getting some more!  🙂

photo 2Next we pulled out another game we hadn’t played in a while:  Zombie Dice!  We ALWAYS add in the expansion because it’s so much more interesting with it.  And this time, we had the extra bonus of some MeepleSource brain meeples for scorekeeping!  It might seem trivial, but I love having the tokens there as a visual score reminder.  Definitely kept us aware of how far ahead or behind we were (I was always behind…).

Brynna stomped me.  In the picture first ZD picture, you can see just one of her many rounds.  Dice LOVE her.  She rolled 12 brains AND a helmet, with only 1 shotgun?!?  Insane.  You can see an example of one of my rolls in the 2nd pic.  Fortunately, dice capability isn’t hereditary  😛

photo 3Anyway, as always it was a great way to spend some time with my daughter on a lazy afternoon.  Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to do some more family gaming this weekend.  I’ll take what I can get  🙂

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