Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Level Up! Blogfest

A geeky blogfest! I love it. Our awesome hosts are Allison at Geek Banter and Jamie at Mithril Wisdom. They want to know what's your favorite game. It can be a video game, a board game, a party game, a card game, a childhood playground game--you name it. Let them know how it works and why you love it. Click on the badge to see the linky list and discover some new games!

This is a hard one. I have so many favorite games. I haven't had much of a chance to play any video games in the past few years, but I'm a huge Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior fan. For party games, I love Apples to Apples, and the adult version of it, Cards Against Humanity. I love card games like Munchkin and Killer Bunnies. What I'm going to tell you about is one of my favorite boardgames.

Arkham Horror is "the classic game of Lovecraftian adventure." You play an investigator in Arkham trying to keep the gates to other planes closed before too many open and a powerful being known as an Ancient One slips through. You must either avoid or fight aliens, go through gates into other realms, and try to survive to close the gates. You have Sanity tokens in the game, and if you lose them all, you go insane! It's a game of high tension and strategy. Will you try to fight only for yourself, or will you help the other investigators? It's not a fast-paced game. You could spend hours playing through one game, but it's one of those things you don't realize how many hours of your time it's eating. We've never managed to beat an Ancient One, but what an amazing journey.

Yes, one of the Ancient Ones is Cthulhu!

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28 comments:

  1. I've seen Arkham Horror at my local games shop, and it's always intrigued me. I'll have to give it a closer look. Killer Bunnies looks like a pretty crazy game too.

    Thanks for entering the blogfest, Christine!

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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  2. I don't know if this is the right bloghop for me, I've only heard of one of the games you mentioned LOL!

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  3. I'm not familiar with any of these. I wanted to participate in this bloghop, but I had other things planned. I would've picked Mario Brothers. I love all versions of that game.

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  4. Wow Christine, we're definitely on the same wavelength with some of the same games. I also mentioned Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Munchkin in my post too :)

    Lots of old school game goodness there!

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  5. It's been so long since I played any games. I'm not sure I've heard of some of these. One of these days I'll make time to play again.

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  6. I've heard Arkham Horror is really fun. Need to pick it up. Think the only place I've seen it is online.

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  7. That Arkham Horror game sounds really interesting! But also possibly disturbing? haha.

    I love games!!

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  8. I haven't heard of a lot of these, either. I do love Apples to Apples, though!

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  9. Ooo, Arkham Horror sounds really cool! I haven't heard of it before.

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  10. I love Apples to Apples! I think most writers do :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. I think I've played Apples-to-Apples once. ;)

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  12. Wow, lots of favorites for you! Never played any of those sorry to say. Enjoyed your post!

    sandysanderellasmusings

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  13. I always liked the board game, Clue.

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  14. Thank you to everyone! This is such a fun blogfest. I love games of all sorts. And I forgot to mention RPGs! I'm a Dungeons & Dragons lover. Third edition or Pathfinder. No Fourth or Fifth for me!

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  15. Hi Christine. I have played Arkham Horror a couple of times and you are right that it can eat up an entire afternoon, but it is a great game. I play most weeks with my brother in law and a couple of friends. Not Just AK, but a whole bunch of "grown up" tabletop games. Ones with minatures are a no no for us. There is plenty of good stuff out there if you want to look.

    Really enjoyed this post and a bit gutted I missed the blogfest! I have a list as long as your arm!

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  16. Dragon Warrior? The RPG? I played that back in the nineties!

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  17. I haven't played any video games in years. I do like the elder scrolls though, so will probably eventually get skyrim.

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  18. YOU LIKE FINAL FANTASY? Bonus points for you :) Good picks. Thanks for participating in the blogfest, Christine!!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  19. Never heard of that one. I'm finding all kinds of games I need to look up.

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  20. Haven't heard of this! But gosh, it sure sounds fun! What a great blogfest. :D

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  21. I've heard of Final Fantasy, but the rest ... I think I'll be needing to look up some of those.

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  22. What a variety of games! I only heard of Munchkin through this bloghop and you're the second person to mention it. But I can definitely share your passion for Final Fantasy. :3

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  23. I'm sure I'll catch up on Final Fantasy one of these days. Maybe once the kids are out of the house. So...15 years?

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  24. Arkham Horror sounds great! I like anything with a good Lovecraftian vibe anyway. I haven't played any of the Final Fantasy games but really should try. I love the way they look, they are such beautiful games.

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  25. Those all sound like fun games - especially the adult version of Apples to Apples

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  26. Thanks, folks! I loved visiting all the sites and reading about more games I've never heard about.

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  27. Games are so much fun! (I remember making my own boardgames out of cardboard all the time as a kid...haha.) I've never heard of Arkham Horror before, but I'm definitely intrigued now. It sounds like such a fascinating game!

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