Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and got some good games. As mentioned in our first podcast, I did receive the games Pit Deluxe (the bell makes it) and Star Fluxx for Christmas. Family played Pit and they really enjoyed, so was happy on requesting as a present. For those of you not familiar with it, 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 and try and get 9 that match. When you get nine that match, ring the bell 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 and the Bull. The Bear is like the Old Maid and if in your hand when the bell is rung, it is -20 points. The Bull is a wild and can represent a single commodity in your hand to make your nine matching set. However, if the bell rings 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 and most everyone liked it. The shouting out just wasn't that enjoyable for some and I understand that.
Star Fluxx, which can be viewed on Table Top with Wil Wheaton, was played once with my daughter and got a thumbs sort of up. Not sure why, it was fast 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, 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 and talked to the owner. He had a great selection of minis and games and a very nice setup.
As Marty said, next podcast should be out next week and we will get #3 out the door as his schedule allows. He takes on the editing and producing, all I have to do is talk.