6 05 2010

051. Learn to play a strategy boardgame [more info]

My hubby took great delight in helping me to achieve this goal. He loves boardgames, and we’re not talking the regular kind – like Monopoly or Scrabble. I’ve tried to get into a couple of the ones he has (Carcassone and Race for the Galaxy) with only a little success. But when he bought home Pandemic it instantly appealed.

The idea is about working together (2-5 players) to beat The Game. Plagues are threatening to take over the world map, and you’re attempting to cure all four diseases before they take over. Using a card-draw system cities are given disease markers and if they gain more than three then the disease spreads. Random cards result in ‘epidemics’ or cities being overloaded with markers. Each player has a unique role in the game (you draw for ‘role cards’ at the start) from a Medic – quite useful! – to scientist, Operations Expert or Researcher.

It took a few weeks but finally hubbby and I beat The Game. Now to play on the next difficulty setting (more epidemics).

Our winning game board!

051. Learn to play a strategy boardgame

22 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I learn the rules to, and enjoy, a strategy boardgame.

Why did I choose this goal? My husband loves strategy board games but most of the time I’d  rather play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Persuit instead. I’m determined to find one I enjoy.