Exploding Kittens

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The Cove on Boxing Day.

We spent Christmas at home here in Silverdale. My mum and dad and my brother and his family came to stay for the week. We packed a fair bit in: walks, turkey, stuffing, lots of games, trampolining (well, not all of us), a trip to the flicks, turkey pie, a get together with two of our cousins and their families, a take-away curry (no turkey in sight), more games, more walks, far too much chocolate etc.

The very serious expressions here…

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…don’t really convey how funny the card game Exploding Kittens is to play. We also played: Fives-and-Threes, One-armed Pete, Mexican Train (all dominoes), Camel Super Cup, Code Names (picture version), Tension, Caboodle, Pictionary, and probably several others which I have temporarily forgotten.

My own current favourite of the new games we bought each other is Kingdomino which we’ve played quite a bit since Christmas and which, especially with just two players, really makes you think, whilst being easy to understand and quick to play.

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At the Pepper Pot on Christmas Day.

On Boxing Day we had a fairly long walk, about 5 miles, to the cove, across the Lots, through Bottom’s Wood to Woodwell, along the clifftop path to the Green, through Burtonwell Wood to the rift cave, on to The Row and home through Eaves Wood.

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The weather started bright, but rain clouds were building and, whilst we didn’t get wet, it did cloud over. Still, a lovely stroll and there was more to come…

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Exploding Kittens

7 thoughts on “Exploding Kittens

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      He has three pairs, all the same. I often wear shorts in winter and I get a few funny looks, but it’s not that uncommon I don’t think. He does the same in Switzerland where apparently it causes general consternation.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Sorry😏. The game doesn’t actually involve combusting felines either. But it is very silly, quick to play and includes that malicious element of dropping somebody else in it which I think many of the best card games have.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Oh yes, my brother mentioned Pandemic. If you like those games then Carcassone, Camel Cup and Kingdomino are all well worth a look. Oh, and Code Names (we played the picture version).

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