Happy Fri-Yay Funday My Friends,
This weekend promises to be lots of fun and bring happiness for Mother’s Day when we will have 3 generations on our outside deck for the first time. There will be about 16 of us. It’s been a over a year since we’ve all gotten together.
I’m going to go back to last weekend when we celebrated my son’s birthday and surprised him with his favorite game and our very least. I lasted about 45 minutes and the game took 3 hours to finish. Need I say more! hahahahahaha🤣
People do love it however and if there was a timer that went with it, we might like it more as well.
For those you who want to find out more about it, read below.
I mostly wanted to awknowledge my oldest daughter Narnical ( her new blogging name. She pointed out, most bloggers give their children blog names not their real names). OOPS, it’s a little late for me (sorry guys) but you new bloggers take note, so you don’t get the wrath of your children.
This girl OOZES with creativity as they each do in their own way but she pulls out all the stops and makes it look so easy. She made an entire board game out of homemade cookies ( I had the pleasure of helping her ), and created each food to match the “resources” (read more at the bottom for deets).
The Happy Birthday banner sign was also her doing with card stock and creativity that only you teachers do so well.
Ok, so I spelled Crypto wrong… what do I know. 🤣 ❣️ What does anybody know about it really. I know nothing. Sonny Boy didn’t win the game but he won the heart of his family, G.F. and look who won the game………
All I know is I woke up to a clean kitchen and got a good night sleep. While I don’t reccomemd this game, 2 out of 6 do.
Sorry, if I’m offending anyone that loves it. You are in good company with a few of our crew.
Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!
About the game
The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the yet uninhabited land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber – you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.
Each of us places two small houses on spaces where three terrain hexes meet. They are our starting settlements.
And so it begins. I roll two dice. An “11”! Each terrain hex is marked with a die roll number. Each player who owns a settlement adjacent to a terrain hex marked with the number rolled receives a resource produced by this hex. Hills produce brick, forests produce lumber, mountains produce ore, fields produce grain, and pastures produce wool.
We use these resources to expand across Catan: we build roads and new settlements, or we upgrade our existing settlements to cities. For example, a road costs 1 brick and 1 lumber. If we do not have the necessary resources, we can acquire them by trading with our opponents.
Each settlement is worth 1 victory point and each city is worth 2 victory points. If you expand cleverly, you may be the first player to reach 10 victory points and thus win the game!
Happy Weekending Everyone and Happy Mother’s day to all of the Mom’s; especially mine who is the Best Mom, Grandma, amd Mother In Law a girl could ask for.
Here is a poem for all of the Mother’s.
Although I don’t know the author of the poem I do know that my father memorized it and said it to my Grandma Gigi every Mother’s Day since he’s been 15 years old.
“To one who bears the sweetest name
And adds luster to the same
Who shares my joys whenever sad
The greatest friend I’ve ever had
Long life to her
There is no other
That could take the place
Of my dear mother”
Blessings of love and joy and enjoy your mother while you still can. Please remember to like (if you do of course, comment and or share!
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