Posts Tagged "board games"

Power Out, Games Out

After a slow morning and spending a few hours doing some around-the-house chores, I was out in the backyard when I heard a series of loud, dull pops in the distance. It sounded like muted gunfire almost, which was really strange.

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Playing the Royal Game of Ur

At first I thought Liz had the win, but I got myself into a great spot with many of my pieces near the end. I sent Liz’s last remaining piece back to the start not once, but twice! And both times, she rolled her way back to the end, and finished before I could get all my pieces off the board.

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The Royal Game of Ur

The Royal Game of Ur is a board game that’s at least four and a half thousand years old, and was played in the Middle East by the Sumerians. The rules itself are fairly straightforward, and the gameplay results in some surprisingly exciting scenarios.

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Battleship Torpedo Attack

Allison recently got a version of Battleship that I’ve never seen before – one where each side comes complete with a periscope that shoots torpedoes (tiny black marbles) under water, at the ships.

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