2015/06/26

Playing and learning

My six years son and I are playing boardgames a lot. Why? First, it's fun. But it's also a very good tool to learn. Following experimentations I made with my students (http://chroniquesdufortbastiani.blogspot.fr/2014/03/fun-learning-games-learning.html), I play with my 6 son to help him learn things (like addition, subtraction, strategy, etc.). Okko is a very simple and fun game to do that.








But we also play King of Tokyo (with no change to the rules), Mice & Mystic (I've simplified the rules), Galaxy Trucker (I've simplified the rules) and Stratego (with no change to the rules).





And next year we'll start BattleLore...






2015/05/23

Kickstarter Madness

A while ago I supported the first Reaper's Bones Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min/description) . I finally decided to open the box. It's too much of course. My son and I have work to do.










2015/03/24

The End Times

I don't know much about The End Times in the Warhammer universe. But we played part of this campaign (the Fall of Altdorf) doing battles with Warmaster and The Uncharted Seas and skirmishes with Song of Blades and Heroes. All in all, a very fun experience...
So let's have a look at it:

The details of the Fall of Altdorf (in french):
http://warmaster-fr.niceboard.com/t2821-lyon-warmaster-day-2015-la-chute-d-altdorf

WARMASTER






THE UNCHARTED SEAS



SONG OF BLADES AND HEROES




2014/12/30

2014 Last Games

We played a few games during Christmas. The idea was to have fun with quick games so we tested Eight-Minutes Empire and Draco Mundis.
Two good choices...









2014/10/23

Sengoku Jidai

For the moment I read a lot about this Warring State period. To better understand the context I play some battles using Samurai (by GMT Games) and Ran (also by GMT).