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Because it’s Halloweek! Duh. This game and its predecessor capture the essence of being an American kid experiencing suburban Halloween. Not only do you trick or treat, you discover new costumes that turn you into the thing you’re dressed as and bestowing you with its powers. You combat monsters with a beautifully simple hand-eye coordination system (press the right button at just the right time!) and find candy. It’s Halloweeny and adorable and I love it.
Are any of you playing Costume Quest 2 or its predecessor? What are you playing lately?
It’s the end of the month! That means that rent is due, Patreon payments go through, and another Hearthstone season turns over!
I’m a super casual Hearthstone player. At the end of the month I rush to get just the number of wins needed to get me to rank 20 and get the card back for the month. I probably won’t even use the card back, but the completist in me HAS TO HAVE IT. It’s one of those terrible urges I feel kind of guilty about, but it gets me to play Hearthstone, which I like, so it all works out. Sometimes I skip a month if I got my rank up high enough that the next season I’m already at 20 or higher. I don’t want to skip a month, but I get busy, the end of the month rolls around, I remember that I’ll get my card back anyway, and I put off playing.
I’ve only played Arena once. I really like it, but I can tell I need to put a little more thought and research into it before I play again, and that doesn’t always float to the top of my priority list.
And the Curse of Naxxramas! I really enjoyed playing all of that. I especially enjoyed figuring out how to beat a couple of the heroic bosses without looking up decks online. I ran into a problem with that though. One of the only times I have to play is at night before bed. But being stuck on a puzzle like a Hearthstone heroic boss (and remember – NO LOOKING UP DECKS!), would keep me awake all night. Not playing, just thinking about it. So I’ll have to remember to play on weekend mornings instead.
Do you play Hearthstone? How do you play it? What are you playing lately?
I played Betrayal at House on the Hill for the first time with my boyfriend and another couple. It’s a fun spooky story game, which seems to be a Thing right now.
The four of us entered a spooky house, which we progressively built by laying room tiles. We explored the house, gathering items and hopefully getting stronger, but often ended up encountering baddies and getting weaker. After a few rounds, we inevitably discovered what the game is ultimately about: the Haunt.
There are many Haunts you can discover, and you wouldn’t want to play the same one twice, as they’re spoiler sensitive. The Haunt is basically a story with its own unique goals and win conditions. Our Haunt, and perhaps all of them, established one player as a traitor. It was me! I won’t go into the details in case you play it, but I can safely tell you that I had my own win condition, and so did my now opponents. I could fairly safely assume that they were somehow trying to stop me from accomplishing my new mission.
It was fun, but like many games, I think it’d be stronger a second time – as long as I don’t play the second round so far in the future that I forget all the rules I learned. So many rules! When I became the traitor, I was a little overwhelmed with all the things I had to do, and I couldn’t consult anyone about it, since I had to keep it all secret. I almost got something really important wrong. Fortunately I figured it out, but it delayed the game slightly.
Have any of you played Betrayal at House on the Hill?
What are you playing lately?