Our new games record books are in full swing. This post is dedicated to @meeplesweek on Instagram and anyone else who might want to give this a go.
Myself and Caroline have been keeping records of our games, digital and board, since we met. Our books have evolved over time, and more recently I separated Game Day so it's got its own tidy book now.
Game Day has all the records, from today, we've done 22 Game Days. It can involve family and friends, but there are rules. To make an official Game Day, 4+ games have to be played, and at the end of the day to find a champion, we all do a secret vote on who we think played best. There's also the Guild title, I work out who actually did do best, both champions, or champion, gets an award to keep. We also have little championships we have to defend. I post photos of my Hama made awards sometimes.
Our private book contains challenges and tournaments. We have a prize pot which builds up after putting money on our games. Loser puts money in. At the end of the book, we have one big book final over a few games, the winner of the prize pot gets to spend it on new games of their choice. Then we make a new book, play some more. Recently, we'd played our 4000th game since we met nearly 10 years ago.
Our new book has our sons' records in too. Considering he's just turned 2, he has the record on Zombie Dice of 12 straight brains. lol. I lost that one badly.
I recommend all gamers give this a go with friends or family. I also add photos in these books, so they're really good to look back on.
RIP Stephen Hawking. Didn't he do well.
I've grown up looking at the stars, I read his book many years ago, A Brief History of Time, and he was one of the physicists that I enjoyed disagreeing with most, so you could say he pushed me with my theories quite a bit. He's famous, I'm not, but I'm still right. ;)
As much as I was a critic, I also admired the man, he fought and did a lot for the scientific world. He also appeared in Star Trek you know? He will be missed.
I made 4 Tweets earlier, all about the war that soon could be covering the world. Russia, or should I say, Vlad Putin, has stated he has nuclear arms that cannot be stopped and can reach any part of the world. With this, we can certify we're into a brand new cold war.
I don't want to fight, my message isn't to the corrupt governments of Russia, United States, China, North Korea, and even my own petty government I have to deal with here in the UK. I'm talking to the innocent people of the world, the ones who have to deal with stupid wars and rules, pressed upon us by rich corrupt idiots who are supposed to look after the people and their country.
My Tweets say it all...
1. Russia, America, UK, our people who aren't in government are NOT at war. it's a few measly idiots who get to make so called laws who will take the people to war. Stand against what they tell you, we are friends, the governments are using innocent people!
2. We don't want another war, we have learnt so much together, we can communicate and we get along. Russia, China, UK, we are all peaceful people. Don't let a few rich idiots who are supposed to be looking after the people and country send you to your death.
3. War is pointless. Look at history when Christmas came and the English and Germans stopped fighting, played football, exchanged gifts. Those were real people used by a government's war. They should have stopped there.... we don't even have to start fighting.
4. Let the governments of my country, the UK, and the rest of the world's so called leaders in North Korea, US, Russia and China, amongst other war mongering so called leaders, have their own war, let them fight each other. I like a lot of people in other countries, we can have peace.
My Twitter is at twitter.com/TonyoTimes if you wish to come for a chat.
I don't want to make enemies because our governments say we should be enemies. I want to make friends and not hate or kill people from another country. I don't want invasions or nuclear bombs, I just want to live in peace with my family and friends, and have a decent future for my son and future generations, not just for my family, but for everyone's families.
We can have peace. Say no to war.