Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Games You Got as a Gift

The holidays are over. But if you received a game, you can keep reliving them!

This year, we purchased three games for Charlemagne Coronation Day: Unspeakable Words, Fluxx: The Board Game, and Munchkin Cthulhu.

We saw Unspeakable Words on Wil Wheaton’s Table Top, and it looked super fun. It’s been a bit of a bust with just two players; I hope to get to play with friends soon.

I enjoy Fluxx: The Board Game because I keep winning. It’s pretty simple, much like the basic version of the Fluxx card game, and I hope there will be expansions.

Munchkin Cthulhu has been a lot of fun. It’s for 3-6 players, but we’ve modified it a bit for two, and we love it.

No video games this year, but nothing will really ever top Skyrim from 2011.

Did you receive any games?

A picture of five green Cthulhu toys.
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Image credit: Board Game Geek

11 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Games You Got as a Gift”

I didn’t get any, but Lexie got Don’t Break the Ice (she’s convinced that the person who knocks the polar bear down is the winner, mostly because that’s always her), Guess Who? (she lies like a mofo), and Go Fish (does pretty well on that one, actually, aside from needing to tell me every time I ask for something she’s already made one pair of).

My little brother got me Tsuro, which is easy and fun. (As in, you don’t have to learn many rules so people can just join in.) You play cards on a board to make paths for your piece to travel on and the goal is not to end up on a path that forces you off the board. The other game I got was Once Upon a Time, which is a storytelling game where the object is to get to your “happy ending,” by keeping control of the story. I haven’t played that one yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

Tsuro is gorgeous. I want to protect it from things that will harm it, and I also want to turn it into an epic drinking game. (One shot if you knock yourself off the board, two shots if someone else does.) I am torn. And luckily, I have more than a few Engliah major and book lover friends for the other one!!

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