Packing for a trip home
Tomorrow, I fly to the UK for two weeks, for a long overdue visit to my parents. We'll be celebrating a delayed Christmas, New Year, and 3 family birthdays while I'm there.Recommend
My father has always been into games. I grew up reading Games_and_Puzzles_Magazine, which I think my dad has every issue of. Family holidays would often bring new games with them... the new game being kept secret until we arrived at our destination. One of my earliest memories is of learning Hare & Tortoise, a game I still try and get to the table every now and then.
Doing some calculations, based on the birthday of the three year old nephew I've not yet met, I realised I haven't been back to visit since October 2004, more than half of the length of time that I've lived in the US.
In that time, my own gaming collection has grown as I re-ignited my love for games, and I started a healthy gaming group in St Louis (more on that to come after the New Year once my Minions have gathered all the stats from the remaining events this year).
In addition to my family, I have friends from Univeristy visiting while I'm at my parents', one set of which are also gamers.
For even more gaming, while I'm there, I'll be spending time in London, and going to Swiggers on January 7th, and the Games Games Games day at the Duke of York Pub on January 10th. Both events will reunite me with gaming friends from when I lived in London.
So, I need some games to bring, but my luggage space is limited (though I'm being sneaky and packing my medium case inside my large case so I have extra room should there need to be. Where are the game stores in London, again? ). So I restricted myself to just my one box. Given that my set of Dominion is sleeved, and I keep it in the Ultra Pro boxes, that seemed to be the obvious box with room. So here are the games my wife and I are bringing with us and that we hope to play while there, all nicely packed into that box.
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