Last week's lunch at Far East Plaza with a gaming buddy means a chance to finally drop by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse across the road to sample their popular pastries. Bought the mint chocolate cruffin and the lemon meringue pie croissant back for afternoon tea with the Baker-at-Home. No complaints bout the golden flacky puff pastry but the fillings were pretty overwhelming and ... a lot. Lots of filling came oozing out. A little too much for us but your milage may vary. The Baker-at-Home said the mint filing in the cruffin reminded her of her toothpaste. Hah!
Took awhile but I got me the boardgame MicroMacro Crime City at last, a multi-award winning boardgame from Germany. It swept a buncha awards this year and last for being an original co-operative game. If you are familiar with Where's Waldo (or Wally), this is almost like that where you squint your eyes and search through a glorious irrelevant artscape but instead of Waldo, you looking for dead bodies, solving their murders, solving robberies, catching killers and you get it why's it's called Crime City. There are only 16 cases in the box and once you solve them, that's it.
You can play it solo as in by yourself or co-operatively with others, up to three others but really, you would want to keep it to as few as possible. Most reviewers suggest just one other or two other players cos it's kinda hard to share the map even though it's that huge. I'm playing it solo and loving every minute of it, and I can't imagine sharing the game or map with another person cos you tend to hog it as you are pouring over every little speck of evidence.
You can read more bout the game here.
Last but definitely not least, it's this year's Washpole Patriot. Took a snapshot yesterday. I guess it's better late than never.