Jan 24 2013

Game N’ Lunch

Category: General

To get started on part of my New Year resolution list, save a little money during the week and to just plain have fun–I’ve instigated a  Game N’ Lunch hour at work.  We all gather in the commons and pull a game out to play while we have lunch.   The guys have been pretty diligent in bringing their lunches in–so it’s been pretty successful.

Games we’re playing:

  • MunchkinConan Edition.  This is a Conan themed version of the famous Steve Jackson game.  It’s super fun fast paced action.  It can be either cooperative or conniving–or both.
  • Star Trek Uno – This has been played several times.  It’s Uno with 4 additional cards.  The best new card is “Double Tribble.”  If played against you during game play, you must double your hand.  In Uno that means you could end up with 40+ cards!  If you’re lucky you’ll be able to play the “Beam Me Up, Scotty” card to counter attack–or you may end up needing a friend help you hold all of those Uno cards you’ve acquired.
  • Carcassonne “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia!”  This tile based game is about the building, growing and occupation of land and castles.  It’s a little complicated at first but it’s fast paced once you all know the rules.

Next up:

  • Monopoly the Card Game – a faced paced card game version of the board game classic.
  • Saboteur – The miners need to find the gold–but will the saboteurs stop them before they reach they’re treasure?  A super fun, witty tile-based card game that will keep all players guessing, “Who’s on my side?”
  • Chez Geek – A card game that makes you all roommates for as long as it takes you to kick someone out of the apartment.
  • Zombie Fluxx –  The Zombies arrive in the form of a new type of card, called the Creeper, which hangs around in front of you, preventing you from winning. The good news is, the Keepers include a Shotgun and a Chainsaw and various other things you can use as weapons against the Zombies.
  • Forbidden Island – Chosen by Mensa in 2010 as Favorite Brainy Games Winner.  You’re on a team of  adventurers with varying skills on a  mission to capture four sacred treasures from a sinking island.  Get your whole team off the island before they drown!

So it’s been really fun but I haven’t won a single game yet.   In addition to the Game N’ Lunch we’ve also taken to walking at least 15 minutes once during each of our 8+ hour days.   Let me know if you’ve got a suggestion for a quick game that we can try at lunch.

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