Those that know me, know that I like to play games. Unfortunately, there isn't a board game shop in Dublin that even comes close to the selection of Mission Hill Fun & Games back in St Albert. So when we heard word that there was a new really fun game that we were going to get a challenge from people at Google here in Dublin, we needed to find a place to get it.
Eventually, after some digging, we found a place called Board Game Club, which had a good selection and decent prices. So, we placed an order for several games which have now arrived. We picked up Race for the Galaxy, and the new expansion for it, Power Grid, and Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries. Race for the Galaxy is the game we were anxiously waiting and it'll be interesting to see how it goes over with the board game crowd at the office. Diane and I gave it a try last night, and it's quite an interesting game. The game's main mechanism is like Puerto Rico, but with a couple of significant differences. Sadly, we'll have to wait until thursday to find out how it goes over with people (that's our weekly games night at the office).
It's been awhile since my last entry -- but there's not a lot to share. This last week has been crazy busy for me at the office so that's put a bit of a damper on the length of my evenings at home. I've been putting in some pretty long days trying to get a feature done for the next release, which meant that most days I was getting into the office at around 9:15 and not leaving until 7 or 8 at night. That kind of a day on a weekly basis makes it awfully tough to want to do much other than veg on the couch when I get home.
The weather here has been pretty decent, actually. There's been a few chillier days with some rather unpleasant wind, but not as many as I kind of expected to find this time of year. The last couple days have actually been quite warm: in the 13 degree range.