Gaming in June
If there was a gaming theme for June, it was traditional games. Through the month we played Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, Backgammon and Awale (or Oware, or whatever you want to call it — it’s a Mancala variant), the last of which was improvised with an egg box that Miss B acquired, along with some pennies.
This was also a month where, after a few months of being less interested, Miss B was back to being really active in requesting games — though unfortunately this was often near bed time so there was usually only time for something very short.
We also, as I reported a couple of weeks back, played two games that Miss B had invented herself.
So, over the month we played 13 different games for a total of 19 plays. The games we played more than once were Dominoes 4 times, and Darjeeling, Gubs and Pass the Pigs, all twice.
This leaves our leading game for the year so far being Love Letter, with 7 plays, followed by Plyt (which we didn’t play in June) and Dobble with 6 plays and Chess with 5. Any of those could be the top game of the year, but we haven’t had a “play it to death” game so far this year, and if one of those turns up, all bets would be off.