Bit late today, sorry guys, but I very quickly wanted to talk about my favorite hobby – gaming.
And when I say gaming, I mean it all. Board games, card games, tabletop wargaming, tabletop (RPGs), video games….all of it. And I thought I’d give you some one lines about my favourite games.
I love Ticket to Ride – it’s a great game that looks completely innocuous, but is really cut-throat.
Monopoly – ruthless, fun, delicious. I normally win too.
Kings of Tokyo – it’s a dice game, but has a board so….I love this game, because it’s hilarious, and there are very few tactics to it, or so it seems. It’s actually REALLY involved.
Anything ‘Arkham’ – Mansions of Madness, Arkham Horror and Eldrich Horror (all by Fantasy Flight) – deliciously horrific fun. Arkham Horror is the longest of them, and to be honest, the one we play the least. Mansions of Madness is my favorite. Elder Sign actually counts as a card game, so it’s listed below.
Again, Ticket to Ride – great game, good for the kids.
High Command – I love this LCG – it’s a lot of fun, but it’s a bit two dimensional, and flat sometimes.
Malefaux – while this is a tabletop battle game, I count it in with the card games. It’s played with a deck of cards to randomise the whole process.
Dreadball – I’ve never played a funnier, more fun game of football, ever. Available from Mantic, the community is wonderful too.
Deadzone – another of Mantic’s games. Think post-apocalyptic haring around a urban setting, skirmishing.
Warmachine – By Privateer Press, this is a game that involves mechs and summoners, kicking one another up and down the table.
Phoenix Wright versus Professor Layton – just got this one – lots of puzzles, lots of solving crimes, and screaming ‘Objection’.
Skyrim – let’s go kick some dragon butt!
Fallout 3 – Brilliant storyline, amazing graphics, great quests. It’s also in my favourite genre, post apocalyptic.
What about you? What’s your favourite game?
D Kai Wilson- Viola is a prolific and often intensely fun writer. Her favorite genres are Sci-Fi, where her Darkness series is set, Fantasy, where she writes up actual play from RPGs she never got to run, urban fantasy, mostly inspired by her bad idea bear (aka her partner, Tempus, and mental health advocacy, as she’s got a raft of diagnoses, none of them particularly pleasant, but none that tend to hold her down for long either
When not writing, and still *thinking* about writing often enough to get caught out, Kai can be found training with her beloved at the Ludosport Academy they belong to, hanging out with family and friends gaming, or enjoying exploring parts of the world they’ve got access to at the time.
A nature and animal lover, Kai is a writer because she has to, because she loves it, and because it’s fun. She is the mother of two cats, two adults and lives in the Cotswolds, UK, with her beloved.