This post will not be very long. I was asked to give a reason why I chose Ticket to Ride and Castle Panic to pull me out of the difficult time I experienced last year.
Ticket to Ride is a game that is very simple to grasp. My children latched on very quickly to mechanics of the whole thing. Connecting routes although simple, has a lot of thought process going into it. There are times when you’re calculating so many different things at once you forget it’s your turn. It’s great that you can be so distracted with your calculations, yet the moment someone tells you it’s your turn, your automated responses take over. I always have fun looking around the table and seeing everyone’s “thinking faces”. Some people will breath heavily and bulge their eyes, while others lips will move because they’re counting. It’s adorable. All of us have gotten in the habit of not only competing against each other, but competing against our old scores. It’s strange to think that this habit has come from a board game and is one of the biggest influencers in my children’s drive to always strive to do better in life. Anyhow, in short I love this game because it’s one my family loves. Regardless of who wins, we all acknowledge each others strategies and I love it.
Castle Panic is a game I’ve opined enough about that anyone who has frequented my blog should be well aware of my love for it. If I had to pinpoint the exact reason I love it, it’d most definitely be the chain of support that comes with co-op games. We can take risks because someone else on our team has assured us that if it doesn’t go as planned, they have us covered. We plan several turns ahead of time and in my head it becomes this beautiful piece of artwork we’ve managed to spin together. Togetherness is represented better in this game than in any other game I’ve ever played. It has great features for everyone. My husband and son both love tower defense games, my daughters love saving the day, and myself… I just love working as one for a little bit. In our day-to-day lives we are constantly working towards numerous goals for our lives and a great deal of them are competitive. It’s lovely to work towards something together and relax in our little security net.
I hope that my brief opinion will help you guys to make your own decisions regarding games. Please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to give you some game suggestions. Thank you and until next time… Live by the Board.