Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's November Now

Last night was Halloween, the first one I've been actually involved with in a long time. We took daughter out trick-or-treating and had a good time. She was dressed as a ladybug, and she got lots of oohs and aahs and compliments. She was a little freaked out at first but she hit her stride after a few houses. She can say 'trick or treat,' just not when she's on someone's porch asking for candy. She would say 'please?' or, more commonly, 'puppy?' Wife was dressed as a pirate and I was dressed as a guy in a t-shirt and jacket. I did have a lady tell me I look like Mephistopheles.

In other news, I have a $25 Gamestop gift card burning a hole in my pants. There are so many great games that just came our/are coming out soon, I need to hang onto this until I can afford one. I may just use it to reserve Persona 4. Dragon Quest IV is the cheapest thing on my wishlist, but I think P4 may be harder to find so my Gamestop dollars are best spent there.

I found an old card game I got at Gen Con 97 called GROO: The Game, based on the comic strip of the same name. I remember Couch and I saw them sitting out on a table at a booth for free, so we each took one. The next day we passed by the booth and saw the same table full of GROO games with a big sign that said "$15.99 each." Whoops. Anyway, we played it a couple of times, and it was okay but nothing special. Fast forward to now and it seems the game is long since out of print, not too popular but somewhat sought after by the small cult following the comic strip has. I posted it on Ebay yesterday for $50. It's already got a bid and 6 days left, so woohoo! I'm thinking I might just leave the money in Paypal and periodically add to it to create a Gen Con fund for this year's vacation (which will hopefully actually happen.)

My wife after a game of Thurn & Taxis which she may have possibly won.

My latest batch of free board games showed up a few days ago. Wife and I wanted to try Fury of Dracula last night with it being Halloween and all, but so far it seems reminiscent of Arkham Horror - not in content but in the amount of components and size of the rulebook. We decided to play Thurn & Taxis instead. It's a game about the Bavarian postal service in the horse-and-carriage era, and it's quite fun. I'm not joking. Boo!


Blogger Mr_Nuts said...

The GROO game just sold for $72 on Ebay. No bad all things considered.

November 7, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

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