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[personal profile] tajasel
I was in Oxford this weekend, to catch up with Dan, [twitter.com profile] misterjta and [livejournal.com profile] fleeblewidget, who I've not seen in far too long (getting on for 18 months), play some board games and eat late night ice cream. (Hooray G&D's!)

I was introduced to several new games - 7 Wonders, Dominion, Playtest and expansions, Cash'n'Guns and then, as people on Twitter may have noticed, Articulate! - the latter of which was probably far more fun than is truly legal. Some of the descriptions and answers that came up were truly brilliant. (If I do say so myself - and I was responsible for a fair few of them.)

“Think it might have some oil but probably not. Sandy.”
“IRAQ!”
(I don't remember what it was, but it wasn't that.)

“Surname like a rock.”
“Pebbles Flintstone!”
(Sharon Stone, apparently.)

“It’s like a computer but makes a much more satisfying noise!”
“Abacus!”
(Typewriter, I'm told - although at one point I thought it might have been a dot matrix printer.)

“It goes ARF ARF ARF and claps!”
“DOLPHIN!”
(The right answer, seal, was remembered moments later.)

“Has mods and rockers, a massive gay scene and is on the south coast of England!”
“John O’Groats!”
(Only a few miles away from Brighton, for sure.)

“It’s a vegetable. You can pickle it.”
“Eggs!”
(Further proving why I would make a crap vegan.)

“It’s what you do when you’re not pulling!”
“Flirting!”
(Whilst possibly true, the correct answer was pushing.)

“You do it to someone if you're monogamous and love them very much, it involves exchanging things…”
“Hugs? Kissing? Sex!”
(Marriage is apparently the more obvious and correct answer.)

“Scottish king that beat the English”
"Malcolm, Bruce, James, they’re bloody all called James, it’s gotta be James!”
(It wasn't, but I was laughing too hard to find out who it really was.)

“It’s when you call a ceasefire!”
“Give up!”
(True, but I think the word on the card was "truce".)

“When you bang things together they are…”
“Loud!”
(Collision - but again, loud is probably accurate too.)

“God counts the fall of every one of them, small flying things?”
“Kittens!”
(Starlings are generally more often seen with wings than kittens. Well, NOW they tell me.)

“It’s a safe place that you go to hide…”
“Duvet!”
(Matt's duvet is his "sanctuary" but it wasn't close enough...)

“Actor, black-and-white, very sexy?”
“Charlie Chaplin!”
(In my defence, I started speaking before the sexy bit was added.)

“I think it’s the capital of Spain.”
“Madrid.”
“No, it’s not the capital of Spain, is it?”
(Milan and Madrid used to confuse me as well.)

“Scammers?”
"Nigeria!”
(Correct!)

And then the ones where answers were obvious but descriptions cracked us up:
"Like a DVD but crap and with tracking issues!”

“It’s small and spiky and lives in bonfires!”

"The patron thingy of Scotland!"

“Horse with lumps!”

"The Star Wars guy who isn't Disney!"

“Trouser…” followed by a wiggly hand motion

So, plenty added to my wishlist, including an embosser label maker which can be far more fun than you'd think if you use it in, er, different ways. (They labelled the underside of the coffee table "maybe you should stop drinking" and I labelled my Kindle "not a book".)

And, thanks to Cards Against Humanity, the word "dickfingers" will be forever hilarious. Think Edward Scissorhands, but more phallic. We think.

I left threatening to return sometime before the end of June. That gives us 26 weekends, and I've only written 3 of them out of my calendar so far. I'm sure it's doable...

And now it's Monday, and I'm three hours and four mugs of coffee into my day, and only just waking up. Definitely a sign of a good weekend.
Date: 2012-12-03 01:06 pm (UTC)

jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jack
ROFL! The articulate clues are hilarious. (I think I may know too many people who are good at it, because I'm sure it's got less funny since I started playing :))
Date: 2012-12-03 02:00 pm (UTC)

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From: [personal profile] scatmania
"It's like a computer but makes a much more satisfying noise!" was ultimately "typewriter".

"Sex!" wasn't even the first guess, but you guessed a whole string of other things first, demonstrating a true relationship progression: "Umm... Hugging‽ Kissing‽ Sex‽"
Date: 2012-12-03 02:01 pm (UTC)

synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
OMG, can't breathe!
Date: 2012-12-03 07:41 pm (UTC)

From: [personal profile] swaldman
Sounds awesome. I miss living with gamers :-(
Date: 2012-12-03 10:29 pm (UTC)

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From: [personal profile] emma
I miss spending half of my time in a gaming house... it used to be so easy to fall into gaming sessions when you had three willing participants and a fuckload of games right there, rather than all this "organising" palava.
Date: 2012-12-03 10:27 pm (UTC)

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From: [personal profile] emma
I've been enjoying your games updates! I've never played Cards Against Humanity or Articulate!, but I think I know some people who might like them The same people who like/have all of the Dominion, funnily enough... I haven't played that game in ages and I miss it. I'm going to a board games party next Saturday though, and must hint heavily at other friends to host midweek games nights! (I have neither a suitable venue nor any games, but am an enthusiastic player...)
Edited Date: 2012-12-03 10:27 pm (UTC)
Date: 2012-12-11 11:44 pm (UTC)

marnanel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marnanel
This was my favourite post of the month so far. Now I want to play with these folks too.