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Episode 90: Top Gaming Pet Peeves

In Episode 90 of the WiscoDice podcast, the hosts discuss their pet peeves with tabletop gaming and provide tips to mitigated them. They also discuss games they’ve been playing and The Stark Raving Mad One provides an update on his hobby painting.

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Board Game Brunch: Playing Pirates

This week’s Board Game Brunch had Consey and I pulled out a game we haven’t played for a while, Maracaibo. We pared it with some Caribbean pirate grub and drink.

The Game…Maracaibo

Maracaibo, published by Capstone Games is a strategy game set in the 17th Century. You sail through the Caribbean delivering goods and preforming other actions.

Our game started out rocky as it had been a while since our last play. It took us a solid round to remember the basic strategy and how to maximize our actions. In the end, i managed my first win in this game, with my strategy of focusing on my career card. Consey worked hard to push the influence track and completed many battles. While it looked like he had locked the victory early on, it just didn’t pan out with end game scoring.

The Food…Pirate Guacamole and Bumbo

Flipping through YouTube videos one day, we discovered Tasting History and the recipe for Pirate Guacamole and Bumbo.

This guacamole is sweeter than what I usually make, but pared well with the Bumbo. Both were very sweet. The sweet guacamole paired nicely with the salty chips. The sweet, warm rum drink would be delicious to sip around a fire pit.

And Beyond…

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A Weekend of Gaming

I really miss gaming at the table with groups of my friends. COVID-19 has really impacted how many of us play games on the table top. While some of us have moved to online gaming venues, others have started more solo gaming, and others accept the risks and gather as they always have. I don’t know if there is a right answer, but I am fortunate that my wife Suzanne loves playing games. We spent our Halloween weekend of 2020 playing several board games while the kids trick or treated.

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