I'm excited for the 3rd Annual New Year's Day Board Game Party. Since last year's event, I've acquired a few more games. The list below contains some of the highlights. I expect to see you playing them.
FOR SALE - This game of buying and selling real estate falls into the "Appetizers" section of last year's board game menu. The idea behind this real estate themed game is simple - buy low and sell high! (3-6 players, 20 minutes)
HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER - Despite the current writer's strike, film production is still going on at this party. Start with script cards and bid on talent, special effects and sound design to assemble the best movies. Drop this game into the slightly more "Hearty Fare" portion of last year's menu. There's something about auction games that have me hoping this one will hit the table. (2-5 players, 45 minutes)
LIAR'S DICE (aka PERUDO) - Can you bluff and lie and con your way into capturing everyone's dice? If so, add your name to the winner's board. I'll be honest, I haven't played this game but I really want to and I will force you into joining me for a game or two on Tuesday. (2-6 players, 15 minutes)
NIAGARA - The thought of sending my canoe over the falls while hunting for diamonds scares me. That can't happen. The object of this "push your luck" game is to collect the jewels and return them to a safe spot upriver. (3-5 players, 45 minutes)
RA - Everyone's favorite Sun God is quite powerful. In this auction game that explores civilization in ancient Egypt your role is that of society builder. Collect river tiles, monuments, gold and more while watching out for droughts, earthquakes, etc. This is a fun one, and currently ranked 15th on boardgamegeek.com. (3-5 players, 60 minutes)
TUMBLIN-DICE - I haven't played this game once during the past month. I cannot wait to take on all challengers. This fast paced game has competitors shooting dice down a four-tiered board. The more high-numbered dice you can land on the smaller pads at the bottom, the higher your score. Be warned - very simple math skills are required. (2-4 players, 15 minutes)
I will also have a new single player version of ELECTRONIC FROGGER available.