#77 – Snake eyes

I enjoy the new style of board games that take less than an hour to play. The ones I grew up with were such a commitment that I constantly turned down playing them. “Uh no thanks, I have to go to bed in 8 hours. There’s just not enough time for that.” On more than one occasion a game of Risk was carefully transferred to the top of the refrigerator so it could be completed after a round of sleep and showering.

Today’s Biff reaches his limit.

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12 thoughts on “#77 – Snake eyes”

  1. Tarukai says:

    But Risk is so worth it!
    It’s especially fun when you have 4-5 other people instead of 1-2. Then everyone’s trying to make allegiances and whatnot.

  2. InkyBloc says:

    Oh man, last summer we tried playing Axis & Allies, it took us like an hour just to go through the rulebook. Risk x Advance Wars. Crazy.

  3. Chaos says:

    Wow…the comic is eerily familiar. That same thing happened to me about five years back, except the cat was going after the game pieces instead of the dice. Sufficed to say, I was really mad at the cat for screwing up five hours of playing (and me winning at the time).

  4. Tekaramity says:

    Oh this is rich. *eyes his dog that ate the Yahtzee dice, eyes his cat that knows better*

    1. phage83 says:

      of course then there’s your pit bull who eats a $50 dollar book that your borrowing from someone

  5. S. Aquila says:

    So… did he get the sixes?

  6. Baughbe says:

    Epic Risk game, 3 days, and turning in card matches for armies we had to use quarters to represent 10 armies each because we had run outta men… At one point there was about $5 in change on the board along with all the armies. The third day was mostly just the final battles as we broke alliances and massive attacks began. Yeah, didn’t have a life yet then.

  7. SurveySays says:

    My cat would do that. but only when i was winning

  8. jmkool says:

    I know what that’s like… I also know what it is like to play a game that requires a whole free weekend, a sum total of some dozen hours to play.

  9. Gorm says:

    And this is why you don’t call your cat Sixes.

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  10. Arcan says:

    The best game of Risk I’ve ever played was a game of Team Risk that borders on legendary. Me and a friend (who actually designs his own board games now, and is really good at it) had apparently beaten three guys in a game of Risk the year before (we were pretty much the undisputed kings of board games). Those guys then practiced on the computer version for a year. They challenged us to a game of Team Risk. We found ourselves a pawn to fill the empty space on our team, and proceeded to wipe the floor with them. By the end of the third round I controlled all of Asia and Australia, my friend controlled all of North America and South America, and the guy we used as a pawn controlled all of Europe and all but one space of Africa. Those three guys never challenged us to a game of Risk again.

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