Our Newfoundland Christmas has been great so far and we have been busy relaxing and enjoying our time off. We've also managed to squeeze in a dinner theatre, a curling game, an Escape Room, visiting seals, and plenty of Star Wars viewing time.
For our Something Saturday this week, we decided to tackle the little mountain of unplayed board games residing at Elizabeth's parents' house. They've received a lot of board games for Christmas in past years so we - more or less - boycotted giving board games this year, and we wanted to tackle some of the ones that we had yet to try!
Pandemic is unlike any game any of us had played before - it's a cooperative game, rather than competitive, meaning that all of the players work together to collectively beat the game instead of each other. The premise is that four diseases have developed in four regions around the world and it's up to the players, who all have different epidemic-fighting specialities, to work together to find the cures to the diseases to save the world!
It sounds hardcore, and it kind of is, but overall we really enjoyed the game! Although it is a cooperative game so make sure you're playing with people who know how to work together well (and diplomatically)!
The rules were fairly straightforward and we enjoyed it, but after playing Pandemic and other board games that are very strategy-heavy, we found it to be too luck-based. There is definitely a time and place for this fun card game, however.
Some other games we played this holiday season include Left Right Centre, Samsung Gear VR, Tabletop Curling, and You Don't Know Jack.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Dawe clan! Here are a few select photos from our holiday so far:
Curious what we were doing at the end of 2014 and 2013? We were in the UK, of course! In 2014, we stayed in the picturesque Cotwolds and explored Greenwich during the last week of the year, and in 2013 we hung out in London before flying back to Newfoundland on New Year's Eve.