Packing for a trip home
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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.

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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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:101] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Dominion
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Well obviously, as that's the transporting box, that's the first game. This should get plenty of play.
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2. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:879]
Board Game: Zendo
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Packing 4 IceHouse stashes, my Zendo stones and example rules to give those unfamiliar with the game some help seemed to be a pretty obvious choice. Especially as...
 
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3. Board Game: Volcano [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:4146]
Board Game: Volcano
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adding another stash, the volcano caps, and my volcano board makes for Volcano too.
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4. Board Game: Treehouse [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:7417]
Board Game: Treehouse
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The addition of a TreeHouse die gives me TreeHouse
 
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5. Board Game: Black Ice [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:15426]
Board Game: Black Ice
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and two more TreeHouse Dice gives me Black ICE
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6. Board Game: Martian Chess [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:6192]
Board Game: Martian Chess
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The ChessBoard bandana tucks in and gives me Martian Chess
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7. Board Game: IceTowers [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:6229]
Board Game: IceTowers
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and I already have what I need to play IceTowers.

There are obviously additional IceHouse games I could play, but these are some of my favourite ones, and I'll be happy if I get at least one game of each of these in.
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8. Board Game: Monty Python Fluxx [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:3264]
Board Game: Monty Python Fluxx
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Staying with the Looney Labs theme, I've got room for Monty Python Fluxx, which I think with the right crowd will provide much merriment.
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9. Board Game: Aquarius [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:4215]
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My last Looney Labs game is Aquarius, just small enough to tuck in nicely between my Dominion card boxes.
 
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10. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1449]
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My edition of Set is fairly old. I picked it up as part of a bundle on the trade table at Geekway to the West earlier this year. It just so happens that the box is about the same size as and Monty Python Fluxx, so sits nicely on it. As I was looking to see if there was an image of my edition (there's not - something I shall have to rectify), I saw this one of my niece in California, so I'm putting that one here instead. Hi Shoana!!
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11. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:177]
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Another game that has the same sized box is my RGG edition of Tichu. It's also one of my favourite games that I don't get to play enough. So, in it goes.
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A giant meeple, and several baggies of smaller ones will fit into the last weird-shaped space left in the box.

I have a full, if heavy box, and now I have to go pack it... plus clothes... plus Christmas gifts to my family... I might have to sneak some stuff into my wife's case. Ooops.
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