I played some card games with my friends last weekend. The first one was a simple sushi card game (I forgot the name) where we had to collect different types of sushi (maki rolls, nigiri rolls, there’s even gyoza rolls) and score points based on the combinations of our cards. It’s a bit like card drafting where we have to pick cards that we want to keep, and then pass the hand around while trying to deny our opponents the cards that _they_ want.
The second game we played was Chez Geek, a card game that parodies geek culture and cohabitation. It was a very complicated game, with multiple rules and card effects that every player had to keep track of. Still it was fun and entertaining, and the flavour text of the more weirder cards gave us all a good laugh. Time passes very quickly when you’re having fun, and within the blink of an eye the entire Saturday afternoon was gone and I had to prepare for night shift work.
I realise now how much I miss hanging out with my friends in real-life to play games. It doesn’t have to be strictly videogames. My subsconscious is perhaps secretly telling me to resurrect our Friday night arcade sessions… but with the Melty Blood machines forever removed from TKA Virtualand I have to find or create a new venue.