Jul 4, 2019: Last

Thursday night is games night.

And games night means…

Oh so many crushing defeats/

Kingdom Builder. Worst performance of my life. Put it back in the box. Will be taking it outside tomorrow to burn it with some sage to cleanse it of demons.

Then The Climbers, a game which I have had on my Amazon Wishlist for a while now. I thought I’d enjoy it. I did enjoy it. But, equally, I didn’t think I’d spend ten or fifteen turns not being able to move, at all. Just trapped between three blocks, unable to go ANYWHERE. For ages. Ages and ages and ages. Oh, and ages.

Not to mention the fact that I was dismissed, prior to becoming stuck, “as not really considered a threat”. Which hurt. It cut me deeply.

And then Oceanos. I had looked this up as I knew we were playing it. I had skimmed the rules, got the gist of the game. I thought, apart from Nick who brought the game, I had the best handle on it.


I don’t even know why I bother.

How am I so bad, all of the time?

I know it’s not the winning that matters, it’s just the taking part and having fun. And I do both of those things. But just once or twice it’d be nice to move my little counter a bit further along the score track than, you know, anyone else.

Just once.

Maybe next week.