Today was mostly taken up with Hallowe’en boardgaming – Geth and I had some friends round and we played a couple of seasonally appropriate games that I’d been wanting to try for ages.
The first was Last Friday, which is a hidden movement game that…let’s say ‘pays homage’ to summer camp slasher movies such as Friday the 13th. In this regard, it has the same theme as Camp Grizzly, another favourite among my collection, though they’re very different games – Camp Grizzly is a simple and not-very-replayable Ameritrash game, and while it’s thematically brilliant (and hence will always have a place on the game shelves), Last Friday is so much more in-depth and long-lasting as a game.
The second game we played today was Ghostel, which is a nice short dice placement game where you control ghosts competing to scare off the most hotel guests! Very easy and fun.
After the boardgaming guests had gone, I started the annual Hallowe’en TV-watching traditions with a few ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episodes of The Simpsons. Looking forward to a few nights of this!
Today’s earworm playlist:
Duran Duran – 911 Is A Joke
Duran Duran – Secret Oktober
Duran Duran – White Lines