Monday, September 17, 2007

Games and the Gaming Gamers who Game them

So recently, we bought into this new game in the house. It's called HeroClix. I don't even know how the thought entered the male mind around here. One day we have random toys hanging around, the next my husband and I are drawing out make shift grids on kraft paper on the kitchen floor at 10 o'clock at night.

Of course, new games never go well here. TheBoy is insistent that he knows how to play even though he has never played before. When you explain the rules he must make sure they are equally applied all to everyone. The only problem is if your turn requires you to take 4 moves forward, it is an additional minute after you finish so that he can make sure you counted correctly. Just an example.

So we have bought about 40 generic HeroClix in the course of the last 2 weeks. Saturday we go to the comic store and purchase the most recent 24 of these 40. TheBoy and The Mister proceed to sit down and play a game. When all is said and done, The Mister whens the game. Great right? Wrong! TheBoy then starts muttering about how its so weird because it "seems" like The Mister must have cheated. He knew he didn't but it seemed to him that he did. ( Very much a seeing is believing child.) Well, he couldn't come up with a good reason for "somewhat" accusing his dad of cheating so he went straight to his room until dinner.

So, now there is a no playing of the HeroClix rule in play.
(Of course, that didn't stop me and The Mister from playing tonight. My first real game on our own "homemade" map of brown kraft paper. I beat him pretty mercilessly. Then again, were not 100% on how the rules play out but it was a good game none the less.)

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