board games day

So this is going to be a bit of a different post than my other board games day reviews. Friend and I headed down to my brother’s place for board games day on Father’s day weekend. It was a bit of a revolving door of players so I’m not going to record wins or anything like that. We also played 12 games from 11:00 am Saturday to 3:00 am Sunday (yep – 16 hours!) and then another three as a family later on Sunday. That’s just too many reviews! As always, I’ll link to Board Game Geek so you can read more about them there.

Father’s Day Board Games Day Weekend Roundup!

So many games!


Can’t believe we never played Carcassonne in the group before…


I wanted to play a ‘travel around the ‘verse doing jobs’ game. In our group that means Firefly or Merchants and Marauders. Firefly it was.

Dead of Winter

We lost this co-operative game so hard.

DC Deck Building

Gotta have a deck building game every games day, I think. (mini review)

Cranium Turbo Edition

Mum and I versus my friend and brother. Whenever we play Cranium I veto a few of the activities. When that happens, it’s a pretty fun game.  (Review)

Batman Dice

A fun, quick dice game.  We’ve played it before.


I think some of the group has got a little burned out on Fuse, or perhaps I chose it too late in the day. But I like it, and that’s all that matters, right? (Review)


A fun game that my mum really enjoys. Skip-Bo = Christmas present success! (mini review)

And then there were two…

Sushi Go

Love the art on Sushi Go. One of those games I play just because I like looking at it. (But I like playing it, too!)

Tiny Epic Galaxies

Tiny and epic. (review)

Oops. Forgot to take a photo. In my defense, it was getting late. Here’s one from another day.

DC Deck Building Round 2…

This time, including the Crisis 1 expansion. See the pic above.  (review)


I picked Waterworks because I didn’t even remember it being on our list of owned games (it belongs to Friend) and I wanted to know what it was all about. It was pretty good!

Then I slept for a few hours and then it was Father’s Day. We played just three games, but two of them were pretty long.

Memoir ’44 – Juno Beach

This was a new-to-me Memoir ’44 scenario and I wanted to play it out, just a few days after D-Day. Dad and I played Canada (and won!); Tristan and mum were the Nazis, and rightly lost. Nazis are evil. (review)

Merchants and Marauders

I chose Firefly yesterday, but I actually got to play Merchants and Marauders, too! Yay!  (Review)

And finally…

Ticket to Ride Europe

Ticket to Ride is Dad’s favourite game, therefore it was fitting that it was the last game. And that he won.

This was such a fun weekend! No board games day now until the end of August. I guess we made up for the games we won’t play in July.

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