I hope you have your own version of the “world’s smallest violin,” as it is likely time to dust it off and tune it up…
This post comes to you from the Big Island of Hawai’i – where my family and I are spending a week snorkling, exploring and – most important – just relaxing. What a fantastic place! The idyllic scenery coupled with the always-present awareness of the Volcanoes makes a magical combination which I doubt is achievable anywhere else on our planet. Tropical Paradise indeed.
Bringing the focus of this post back to gaming is surprisingly easy. As we packed for this trip, I was always thinking about how we would keep ourselves entertained on that 9 hour flight, and during those down times when we had just enough sun and sand and needed something different.
So I packed some games. Too many in fact, but better too many than not enough right? So far we have broken out three – the collective favorite being “King of Tokyo,” which we played in the lounge one evening overlooking the Pacific ocean.
In King of Tokyo, you take on the role of a stereotypical movie monster desiring the most notoriety by taking over the city of Tokyo. While you are occupying the hapless city, all of the other monsters are doing their best to kick you out and take your place. A take on the “king of the mountain” game with dice and monsterous powers. I promise a full review soon.
Some other games that have seen play so far are Mr. Jack Pocket, and
Pirate Fluxx. Tonight looks to be a round of Habitat .
We will be back on the mainland next week – bringing a bit of Island karma with us.