When we returned that evening, our daughter and her 14-year-old son came with us. They just left for home, 3 1/2 hours north, so I'm getting to the blog at last.
One nice thing about their extended visits when they come is playing games. This time I kept a list of what got played by the four of us . . .
- Alhambra, Aquarius, Cosmic Encounter, Dune, Fluxx en Español, Fourword, Girl Genius: the Works, Heroscape, Huggermugger, Lost Cities, Magic: the Gathering, Message to the Czar, Niagara, On the Underground, Princes of Florence, San Juan, Shadows Over Camelot, Six Generations Card Game, Tribond, and Trivia for Dummies.
We had a wonderful time. The world of board and card games is an RL activity that will probably show up here regularly. I like to play!
My old RL friend Myfi Lundquist (that's her SL name not RL) tells me that one scripter has licensed a version of the old Reiner Knizia card game En Garde! and is offering it in-world in a form where your avatars move up and down the piste with épées in hand. It sounds like I'll have to try it.
I also shot my first round of SL golf. The Holly Kai Golf Club is one of the must-see places in SL, even if you are not a golfer. It is simply a very cool attempt to do RL golf in SL, and a lovely place to look around. A golf fan will also be pleased to recognise reproductions of famous holes like #18 at Pebble Beach and #17 at Sawgrass. Trust me, it's a thrill when you just manage to stay dry on those!
I tried to play in the golf tournament on Saturday, but there was only one time I could have played that was compatible with visiting family and I couldn't line up a playing partner. But I will be back, and I'll get pictures next time.