There is only one entry for the journal this week. Family illness and hectic schedules conflicted with “working”.
Still, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about the little stuff that gets left off the journal. I sat in bed last night and realized that I don’t write down everything I play or help my kids with. I play Puzzles and Dragons and Bejeweled Blitz almost every day, and never write it down. I also help my daughter with Skylanders Swap Force from time-to-time and don’t write it down either. I guess I don’t think about how I pass time when I’m waiting for my daughter’s Tae Kwon Do to finish, or if I end up spending more time in the bathroom than I anticipated.
After that full disclosure, I will tease with what will probably be coming up next week: Machine of Death (since we will have enough people to finally play it), Angry Birds Go (the board game), and the continuing effort to go and replay video games I said I would review.
This is also an experiment. You may notice, for the past two weeks I have posted this journal on Saturdays. I am going to try and get it out on Fridays with the hope that it will spur readers to try some of these games over the weekend.
|Ooga! (Played with family, about an hour, tabletop)||A former co-worker from my TV days now works for Simply Fun. So, when she asked if I could give my opinion on this game as far as a game for adults, how could I say no? The game is listed for ages 6 and up. For the first time ever I actually agree with an age listing. With players needing to do multiple steps in order and have quick reflexes, being an older player helps. My four-year-old played. I found myself letting him get a tile occasionally so he could complete menus. He has the reasoning skills, but not necessarily the speed (or patience) to wait. My husband and I enjoyed the game enough to play it again when the kids ask to play it. My seven-year-old daughter really enjoyed it and immediately asked to play it again. On a silly note, I can see a bunch of adults playing this after the kids go to bed as a drinking game. I’m sure after a few shots aiming the suction-cup spear at the dinos would be humerous.|