Brettspielwelt! QuakeLive! A borrowed PS3! Our first dice game in a long time! Our summary of the games played in 2011.

******************* SKILL GAMES: *******************

Pool (own a table)
Air Hockey (own a table)
Foosball (own a table)

******************* PC GAMES: *******************

QuakeLive! Quake resurgence after Carolyn’s video card dying got us into other habits for over a year. Happened in Sep/Oct this year. Started playing daily again. Broke 48 hours total playing time. But then we stopped when Carolyn’s computers had problems again, and didn’t pick it up.

******************* DICE GAMES: *******************

Left-Center-Right – got for Christmas, managed to play during our New Year’s party at the end of 2011

******************* BOARD GAMES: *******************

Jan: 12-hour session with 808/Christie/2Beans/Carolyn/Me: Dominion, Things, Fluxx (Martian+Zombie mix), Aquarius

April: boardgaming session w/Carolyn/Me/Radha/ChrisZ/Mark: Fluxx among other games

May: Arena Maximumus with Carolyn every night for a week – 25 cents well spent

March: Settlers Of Catan in real life, then online on BrettSpeilWelt

July:
Monopoly Deal with Dave Rice, also Gnostica & Robo-Rally, and a whole ‘lotta Bang! Also played Gnostica with Kaylee (who beat us).
Learned Puerto Rico (with 3rd co-played NPC player, Cl=39, NPC=29, Ca=29) board game borrowed from Chris/Joe.

August: Aquarius – Hurricane Irene

October: 2.5hr Robo Rally game w/Carolyn/Me/Greg+Nicole/Jeanne+Brian

MISC: Bang! – played a lot in person at my house, and also on vacation with Carolyn’s family

******************* BOARD GAMES ONLINE (BRETTSPIELWELT): *******************

Jan: Dominion! And the introduction of the BrettSpielWelt computer version where you can play soooo much faster. The introduction of BrettSpielWelt [BSW] altogther; a transformative gaming experience. This is the most exciting era of gaming for us since we got our modded X-Box. It’s sort of like a console that you access online, in a sense.

Feb: More Dominion on BSW!

March: Oh! BSW has other games! Settlers Of Catan in real life, then online on BrettSpeilWelt

April: Numeri, Can’t Stop, Tichu, To Court The King (“Um Krone Und Kragen“), Ingenious (“Einfach Genial“)

May: Mondo [new to BSW], Stone Age

June: haitus?

July: Pillars Of Earth (“Saulen Der Erde“), Kingsburg, Wizard, Pantheon [new to BSW], Puerto Rico [learned via real board game first]. Pantheon is awesome, and the one we’ve replayed the most. And Wizard is a great alternative to Contract Bridge, taking out the ability to flawlessly card count, and removing convention by not having partners.

August:
Bazaar, Drachenherz, Atlantis, 6nimmt (Take 5), 11nimmt, Blockers
BSW accounts now up to levels 11 & 10.

September: 7 Wonders, Hey! That’s My Fish! (“Packeis Am Pol”)

October: Convoy (“Auf Achse”), Go 9×9, Crosswise [new to BSW]

November: no new games, but nightly BSW

December: BSW adds 4-5 new Dominion cards, Cartograph is my favorite card ever! Dominion resurgence: Playing the most Dominion on BSW we have since February/March.

******************* PS2 GAMES: *******************

Muppets Party Cruise with 808/Christie/2Beans/Carolyn (Zach watching), using unlock code to play minigames we’d never played

Sadly, our PS2 isn’t being used much, and we stopped our progress in Guitar Hero 3 when Carolyn got stuck on Welcome To The Jungle/Holiday To Cambodia in 2010. But we constructed a new stand for the PS2 upstairs, and hopefully will be playing it some in 2012. If we don’t stop BSW‘ing every night, that is.

******************* PS3 GAMES: *******************

[[[Borrowed John The Canadien's PS3 and ended up playing a lot of his games for a bit.]]]

Heavy Rain – Click for full review. Very interesting cross between a movie and a game, of sorts.   Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10. / Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.

Soul Calibur 4 – OMG playing as Darth Vader is so awesome!!

Super Puzzle Bubble HD Turbo II – Hasn’t really improved that much since the PS1 days, but always fun.

Grand Theft Auto 4 – Although the engine of the game is one of the most awesome game engines ever, the tedium of having to repeat a bunch of boring driving every time you fail a mission reminds me of why I’ve never gotten more than 12% through any GTA game. It’s boring hamster-wheel bullshit when you have to do the same drive across town 5 times. An entire world of freedom, and we’re supposed to act like hamsters. Fuck that shit.

Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds – Took us 2-3 holes to figure out the interface, and then it was pretty fun. 18 holes takes awhile, but it’s relaxing. Always nice to play a golf videogame every few years.

Eternal Sonata – A strange RPG based on the dying hours of composer Chopin’s life, and the dreams he had right before dying. Don’t know what to think of this one.

NHL 11 – Generic hockey. Love JTC’s custom soundtrack that he put on the game, but we couldn’t even finish our first game, I got bored.

Mood: eh
Music: Unitus – Death Star