Gaming with the Wife

It had to happen… this weekend, I introduced Acquire to Gwen and my brother Tony, and no longer am I undefeated…

Back a few months ago, I won a copy of Ticket to Ride: Märklin from a giveaway contest that Kid Game Ratings has every so often for people that post reviews to their site. Anyway, Gwen and I had been meaning to play it ever since, but it didn’t hit the table until Saturday night…

Well, I wasn’t able to make it to game night last week. Gwen had Lasik surgery on the Thursday before, and she was still needing some help with Samantha and doing some eye maintenance by last Tuesday, so I stayed home like a good husband. Still, though, I managed to get in a little gaming both alone and with Gwen…

If Wishes Were Fishes is a game that took me by surprise.  I wasn’t expecting much from it other than maybe a light children’s game.  From my first play and continuing up to this point, however, I’ve found a significant level of depth and a whole lot of fun hiding behind the silly cartoony fish illustrations of the box and cards…

I actually got the chance to play a couple of games with Gwen over the weekend, which has been extremely rare since Samantha came along. Despite the prospect of “losing” an hour later in the evening, we found a little time on Saturday night to get a couple of our favorite games to the table…