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Board Game Fridays: Make Sure It FITS Without Throwing A Fit!

2015/05/22FITS (Fill in the Spaces) is just like playing Tetris, but with 2-4 players. Now, although it’s multiplayer, it’s not like Tetris variations such as Tetris Friends where you battle with a friend online and send lines to your opponent by clearing combos of lines. It’s not as fast-paced as the original Tetris either, but you’ll be spending time trying to figure out the best

By |2019-10-09T08:31:33-07:00May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Strategize with Whiskey for Your Scottish Clan in Glen More!

2015/04/24This week we played one of the more complex board games we have played: Glen More. As you may have gathered, it’s a Scottish-themed game where each player represents a clan that is trying to expand its village…with sheep, land, and whiskey! As game & gamification designers, we love to see the full breadth of games out there, from simple-yet-fun games such as Sushi Go

By |2019-10-09T08:31:33-07:00April 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Build Fireworks and Telepathic Links With Your Friends in Hanabi!

2015/03/20This Friday’s board game at Pug Pharm is Hanabi (“Fireworks” in Japanese), a cooperative card game where players work together to build fireworks by laying down cards in a specific order, like playing Solitaire. But here’s the catch: you can’t see your own hand and can only give certain hints to your friends!  Each player holds their cards so they’re facing the other players. Players

By |2019-10-09T08:31:33-07:00March 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: You Think This Game is a Piece O’ Cake?

2015/02/27Our Board Game Friday this week was another delicious adventure! Piece O’ Cake is a collection game heavy on analysis for 2-5 players, based on this simple premise: whoever slices the cake chooses last! The game involves dividing a series of cakes each made of 11 triangular flavoured slices. Players take turns dividing the cake into pieces, where each piece consists of a combination of slices.

By |2019-10-09T08:31:33-07:00February 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Fight Together or Die Together in Flash Point!

2014/12/23We cross-collaborate everyday, so what better way to unwind and have a team-building activity than playing a cooperative game? This Friday, our board game gang played Flash Point: Fire Rescue, where your mission is to work together as firefighters to rescue victims from a burning building at risk of collapsing!  There are a number of scenarios, but all boards are a top-down floor plan view

By |2019-10-09T08:31:48-07:00December 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Build Meaningful Choices in 7 Wonders!

2014/10/19It’s Board Game Friday at Pug Pharm again! This week six of us played 7 Wonders, a pick-and-pass card drafting game where players compete with each other as they make meaningful choices and gather resources to build their Ancient Wonders.  So what’s 7 Wonders like? Each player is assigned an Ancient Wonder to build (think the Pyramids, Petra, Gardens of Babylon, etc). Building each stage

By |2019-10-09T08:31:48-07:00October 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Try New Ways of Winning with the Competitively Collaborative Carcassonne!

2014/09/21This week, team Pug Pharm had another fun Friday afternoon playing the classic tile-laying board game, Carcassonne. It’s a straightforward and competitive game for 2-5 players, but there’s also room for collaboration!  Each player takes turn taking a tile from the overturned pile and tactically placing it on the board to form a map of Carcassonne. These tiles may contain segments of city, road, field,

By |2019-10-09T08:31:49-07:00September 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Rampaging Robots Running ‘Round RoboRally Race Routes

2014/7/24One game we recently played in the Pug Pharm office was RoboRally, a game that bills itself as “A frenzied race filled with computer-driven chaos!" What is RoboRally? Think of Snakes-and-Ladders but with more strategy. Each player operates a robot and has to be the first one to navigate it through all the checkpoints to win. The twist is that each round is comprised of basically

By |2019-10-09T08:31:49-07:00July 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Board Game Fridays: Strategize Your “Dining” Experience Playing Sushi Go!

2014/05/5Board Game Fridays! The Pug Pharm team had fun wrapping up another busy week by playing the mouth-watering board game, Sushi Go.  Sushi Go is a pick-and-pass card game for 2-5 players, where each player needs to make strategic sushi combinations when each card passes by them as if they’re dining at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant! Since each sushi card comes with their unique

By |2019-10-09T08:31:49-07:00May 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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