Friday, January 01, 2021

Cavalock and That New Year Frenchie Post


I can't remember when was the last time I had me some crepe but the Baker-at-Home had some recently and she was damn impressed by it, enough to drag me to the joint that is French Fold. I had the the sweet crepe with the chestnut cream and mascarpone while she had the savoy crepe with the sautéed mushrooms and egg. Absolutely loved mine with the chestnut cream that reminded me of the numerous Mont Blanc that I had in Japan over the years. And since there was no Japan trip this year, this crepe was the perfect sweet proxy or substitute.

I honestly wasn't planning this to be an all-French post but I did play this game the day before we went and had the crepes. Now I know I already did my Top 10 Games of 2020 but I only got to play the new boardgame Paris earlier this week.  

In Paris, you take on the role of wealthy real estate investors in the Paris of the 1900s. Paris is at the height of its transformation into one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is your task to purchase some of these magnificent Parisian buildings in order to make a profit and invest in the development and upkeep of some of Paris’ most iconic buildings and landmarks.

Just take a look at that, this game really commands a huge table presence. It's big and it's gorgeous. Over 40 tiles depicting landmarks and buildings in Paris and the art on every one is unique. It's one of those easy-to-learn, hard-to-master kinda game. A really fun game that's really not too difficult. On your turn, you only have two things to do, place a building tile and then decide where to put or move your playing piece. I can't wait to play it again, and if anyone wants to try it out, let me know. Viva la France! 

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