Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Board Games

We never had a family board game night.  There just wasn’t enough people to have a decent game of Monopoly.  Not that I ever had a truly fun game of Monopoly.  Most games I play turn into the slow bleeding elimination of the other players.  If I ever get roped into it, I usually try to get eliminated first and get back to socializing with the other people that didn’t get roped into playing Monopoly.  So, the family night board games don’t interest me as much.

There’s just no desire.

On the other hand, I do have a desire to play the really nerdy, geeky board games.  Games like Ghost Stories.  I’m not going to do the game justice by describing it, so I’ll just quote the copy.

“Wu-Feng, the Lord of the Nine Hells has found where the funeral urn containing his ashes is kept. His hordes are already marching upon the small village of the Middle Kingdom hiding them.”

You play as a Taoist ghost hunter that defends the small town from the undead.  Eventually, Wu-Feng gets his ashes and reincarnates.  Then you have to defeat his reincarnation.  What’s nice is that it’s a cooperative sort of game, and while it is still zombies, there’s an interesting twist on it.  Apparently, Wu-Feng can have any one of ten incarnations and you don’t know which one you’ll be fighting.  Additionally, he only shows up at the end of the game, when your players are already worn out from exorcising the rest of his ghost army.

Sounds like good odds, although I’d be hard pressed to play this without quoting lots of Big Trouble in Little China.

“It will never come again.”