Monthly Archives: July 2018


In our last Frive night (last week), we played Settlers of Catan and Terraforming Mars.

I think I’ve played Catan once before, and I need to play it a few more times to get good at it. I was clearly playing with people who knew it much better than I did because they all rushed directly to the finish line while I was still figuring out what bricks and sheep were good for. Still a fun game.

Terraforming Mars takes strategy to a whole other level. I think I’ve played this one three times before and this was the first time I managed to get some decent tiles out on the board. Once again, my lack of experience with this game showed when everyone else finished with roughly double the victory points I did, but I still enjoyed it.

Next Frive night is in August.

Fog of War

I just saw this neat article about making a scratchy map so players can scratch away the fog as they explore and reveal the map.

It’s a great idea and makes me wish I was still running table top RPGs.