Secret Santa and Another Slight Diversion…

I have yet again enrolled on the excellent annual (could it be otherwise?) Secret Santa from Ian Willey’s The Blog With No Name and administered by his good lady, Cath. It’s nice to get something toy related as a surprise and also fun to pick something nice for someone else. It also seems a custom to give your potential Santa a few pointers. Given the butterfly nature of many of us it can be hard to glean from someone’s blog just what is a current project! So, in no particular order here are some suggestions for my Santa!

  1. Heroics and Ros 1/300 1806 Prussian Napoleonics
  2. Heroics and Ros 1/300 Modern British Chieftains
  3. Leven Miniatures Cold War Industrial buildings
  4. Forged In Battle 15mm Ancient – Gauls
  5. Forged In Battle 15mm Ancient – Late Macedonian Pike

I’m sure there may be other ideas and the above are by no means compulsory. If they come up with a unique idea it will be great! Hope that lot helps…

And now to a little diversion. For a while I’ve been looking for games to play with the family. ASL may have to wait a little while 🙂  but as they are both a little older now (8 and 10) I thought I’d give it another go. I’ve never been a big fan of the whole Eurogame thing but lots of reviews pointed to Carcassonne as a good starter. So being in town today for the remembrance service I nipped into Forbidden Planet and grabbed a copy. I know I could have got it cheaper online but I wanted it NOW!!!

So returning home I managed one game with my daughter and her friend and then this evening a four player where even my wife played. All seemed to enjoy it and I seem to be onto a winner! Here is the end of the four player game.


I think we got the rules right. Some discussion on if you could place a Knight if a City tile was only attached to another by a corner and so could essentially be a different city? And I think we played the Monasteries right in that you can potentially have 2 or 3 of them completed by a single tile and so get LOTS of points! Hopefully we can play a few more games.

Now. I really must do some painting! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Secret Santa and Another Slight Diversion…”

  1. Well done for getting the family around a boardgame! I’ve got the Hunters and Gatherers variant and it’s good fun too. Although I don’t think I’ve won a game yet 🙁

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