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7/30 Mario Monday: Mario Party 2
Finally wrapped up Mario Party 2 as Luigi rescued Toad from Bowser in Bowser Land. We unlocked Bowser Land last week when we cleared the "last" map. In typical Mario Party 2 fashion, the game was very frustrating for the first 15 turns or so. Many computer players found hidden stars and we played some mini games poorly. Bowser Land was a fairly straight forward map, with two interesting choices.
- Every 5 turns, the Bowser Parade would follow a set path, chasing characters on the parade route back to the starting space. Characters lost coins for every space they were chased. The interesting part of the Parade was that players can interact with the board to change the parade route.
- The second interesting part of this map was how the Bank worked. On every other map, when players pass the bank, they pay 5 coins (or all their coins if they don't have enough). If you are lucky enough to land on the Bank space, you get all the coins collected so far. Not a very practical banking system! In Bowser Land, players receive 5 coins every time they pass the Bank space. If you are unlucky enough to land on it, you pay the full amount of all coins given out so far.
8/3 50 Follower Appreciation. Jackbox Games with Chat!
Jackbox games have been around for awhile, spawning from the brains behind the You Don't Know Jack trivia games. Jackbox games have a great set up where people play along on their mobile phones. It's perfect for streaming. It was a short stream but Lady Cheese, Chat, and I played some Drawful to unwind Friday night. Drawful is my favorite game from the Jackbox packs. It's Pictionary with ridiculous prompts, where one player draws based on a prompt and the other players try to guess the prompt based on the picture. The fun twist is that they also have a chance to write fake answers to throw off the other players. They receive points for every player they fool into guessing their prompt instead of the real one. This interactive mechanic is great and works really well in Dixit too. I'd love to see it in more social games rather than the voting system popularized by Cards Against Humanity.
100 Follower Update: 55/100. I am still in awe that 50 followers happened so quickly! Codenames was such a big hit that I'd like to play the Disney version or the more adult themed Codenames: Deep Undercover for my 100 Follower Appreciation Special. We may play Codenames again sooner because it was a ton of fun with Chat.
Sneak Peek: Next week we'll be taking a break from Mario Party and exploring the board game possibilities found in Paper Mario: Color Spash. We'll try some more chat participating games on Thursday with Qwixx, Rolling America, and Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game. Play along on your own personal score sheets with my dice rolls! You can read some quick reviews of these roll and writes on my Exploring Roll and Writes post. No stream on Friday, I'll be at a Ninja Sex Party and TWRP concert. I can't wait! Maybe we'll play some games from the latest Steam sale on a relaxing Sunday stream...
More information on each game can be found on Board Game Geek