Yesterday, my in-laws came over for dinner and we were going to play a board game afterwards, but it was too hard for my mother-in-law to sit up and play one at the table. My husband surprised us all by bringing out Anticipation, a Trivial Pursuit type game made by Rare way back in 1988!
Michael and his parents used to play this game a lot when he was a kid, so it was a blast from the past for everyone! I myself did not play this game until Michael and I met 14 years ago, but it’s a fun game that I still enjoy playing from time to time.
We decided to play in teams; Michael and I on one team, his parents on the other. His mom was actually doing pretty good! Like I said, this game is similar to Trivial Pursuit. Your game piece moves along the board, and you land on a colored square. Each square has a different category. Some of the clues are pretty easy:
While others are extremely vague. None of us figured out what this was:
The goal of the game is to collect one square of each color in each of the three levels. Whoever passes all three levels first is the winner!
It was a close game, but Michael and I ended up winning. It was fun! It was nice to see my mother-in-law having some fun, since she hasn’t been feeling well lately. Anyway, playing this game made me really happy and I want to play it again soon!
P.S. Sorry for the glare that is present in all the above photos. From where I was sitting, it was hard to get a good picture!
I visited my little Animal Crossing village of Branvil this week for the first time in 5 months. The first thing I noticed when I started up the game was that it was snowing, yay!! I think the snow is one of my favorite parts of the game, especially since I never get to see any in real life!
Sydney moved away, which was a bummer. She’s a cutie!
Maple acted like she didn’t know me.
And Wart Jr. made me laugh with his crazy comment. Apparently I’m a real shady character…
And just like always, Queenie was a big BITCH to me! Why doesn’t she move the fuck away already!
I met my new neighbor, Buzz. He’s pretty handsome, I think!
He has kind of a weird house, though.
I found a snowball hiding in the flowers, which was kinda strange.
After saying hello to everyone, I spent the rest of my evening pulling weeds and shaking trees! I deposited some money in my bank account, too. I wish it was this easy to make money in real life!
As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I finished our playthrough of Yoshi’s Woolly World this week! What a great game it was. Since I’m going to do a separate blog post about finishing the game, I’ll leave you with a screenshot of an oddly-titled level we played!
I played just one level of The Legendary Starfy this week. Apparently the Hot-Spring Snapper (a really rude rock/ turtle thing) was terrorizing Hotcha Springs, and it was up to Starfy to stop him!
I had to outrun lava, which was super. It moved kinda slow, but I still almost died trying to take this picture!
The battle against the Snapper wasn’t too bad. I couldn’t get a decent picture of him to save my life, because he wouldn’t stay still!
I am now on Level 3-1 Chillydip Cove: Snow Starfy. This should be fun!
I played some more Cooking Fever this week. I’m still working on leveling up my Fast Food Court. It not really as bad as I thought it was going to be grind-wise- I find I can upgrade my stuff after playing one or two levels and getting some coins from them. I just don’t upgrade anymore when the upgrade requires gems, because I feel like I need to save my gems to unlock other places. Here are my current stats:
I am currently on Level 36 of the Fast Food Court. Only a few more levels until I am finished!
I also played more Pokémon GO. I was very happy to catch a Growlithe- so cute!
I evolved my Ekans into an Arbok.
I also evolved my Exeggcute into an Exeggutor. Finally! Seems like that took forever.
I also played a game called Strike! Ten Pin Bowling.It’s a simple bowling game that both my aunt and my mom played awhile back- I don’t know if they still do or not! Anyway, it’s a fun, free little game that is a great way to pass a couple minutes.
For some reason, though, the game erased all my previous high scores! That annoyed me a little bit. Oh well, not like I’m very good at it anyway!
I played some Solitaire this week too, and it seems I’m back on my losing streak.
Finally played some Stardew Valley this week! I haven’t played this game for a couple weeks, and I missed it! 🙂 Anyway, I continued clearing out my farm, and I came across this tiny, cute tree!
I ran into Haley, who was a bitch as always.
I finally figured out how to fish!
It’s really fun. I only managed to catch one fish and everything else I caught was trash, but it’s all good. I need to catch more fish, because I am broke!
One of my current objectives is to build a coop. With how expensive it is and how many resources I need, it’ll take me awhile!
One night when I went to sleep, a fairy came and made one of my crops grow. I don’t know what that’s all about, but thanks, little fairy!
I also grew to Level 1 Farming.
On the 10th of Spring, Year 1, I had a nice surprise when I woke up and was greeted by a friendly dog!
Marnie explained to me that he was a stray and asked if I wanted to adopt him! BUT OF COURSE I DO! 😉
I named him Wicky as an homage to a disabled dog that I worked with who has been gone for almost 2 years now. His name was Nykon, but his nickname was Wicky! He was near and dear to my heart and I loved him so much.
While continuing to clear out my farm, I found a geode. When I took it to the blacksmith, it was some rare mineral or something, and it was advised that I donate it to the museum!
I didn’t even realize it, but when I donated it, I completed an objective in my journal, so I got a nice little reward for it!
I then grew to Level 1 Foraging.
I am currently on 11th of Spring, Year 1. This game is becoming addicting!
While my husband was out and about earlier this week, he came across some VR (virtual reality) headsets for only $6! They are compatible with both of our phones, so he bought one for each of us. I’m going to do a separate write up on this, but here’s a pic of the headset:
So, looks like I was able to do a lot more gaming this week! That’s always a good thing. Thanks for reading!