The game: Carcassonne.
The purpose: Build a… screw it. It doesn’t matter. This is not a board game review. You want a board game review, go watch Will Wheaton’s Table Top, the Carcassonne edition, or spend some time on Board Game Geek. You’re hear to read this:
Ender: Kill! The! Cheater!
Sean: I am not cheating! Jesus, Ender, what the hell…
Cinder: That’s how they used to do it in ancient times. Kill the cheater.
Jane: Flora–get Mom more wine. Please.
Cinder: Why are you upset , Mom? Did you just notice the mistake that cost you nine points?
I play board games with them. It’s proof of how much I love them.
Bonus Phrase aka Guess the Context:
Sean: Well, if our Carcassonne game smells the next time we play, we’ll have to get a new one.
The plague visited my house this week. ’twas awful. I’m still not sure I will live. But let’s not dwell on my imminent death. All three kids survived, and they have a great Daddy.
Meanwhile, in the Blogosphere: My brilliant blogging friend Kimberly from All Work And No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something wants to tell you about true love. Or is it Barf and Bracelets? Go let her. And my also brilliant blogging friend Stephanie from Where Crazy Meets Exhaustion (I only have brilliant friends; I’m prejudiced that way) was interviewed Inside the Blogger’s Studio on Danielle Herzog’s Martinis and Minivans: it’s a really neat piece on the “why” of blogging. And, have you heard? Deni from Denn State is finally no longer pregnant! Go say congrats!
But if you only read one thing this week (other than me), go read Brian Sorrell’s A Thousand Words About Bullying Poverty & Fathers.