Saturday, January 05, 2013

Strategy Games

We were happy to have our friend Denny Mohr with us. Samuel and Aurora, Mayra and I took him back to the airport yesterday (airport trip 202?).

Dylan Prusia introduced David and I to a Chrome Kingdom Builder App, an easy way to set up a new Dominion game, and thus enabling one of our spare time addictions...below, the Moat card, one of the most used defensive (reaction) cards, that helps you guard against aggressive opponents.

Friend Charles Wright got us into strategy board games years ago, the classic game of choice still being Settlers of Catan. The only negative with is such a competitive game with so much interaction with other players (some would describe this friendly interaction with other, less accurate terms like manipulation, intimidation or exploitation), that it really creates quite a bit of internal stress. Probably one reason why I have so much gray hair!  David is really, really good with these games.

Quote of the Day: Assembling the pieces of a culture so we can see the bigger picture and to understand how it all fits together takes patience and perseverance. The transition from seeing a heap of unrelated pieces to seeing the integrated beauty of the culture is a very rewarding journey Yes, there are parts of any culture that aren't beautiful, just as there are flaws in our own culture, but the "picture" that emerges, piece by piece, should make more and more sense.
Duane Elmer. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

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