We love games here, LOVE them. Our favorites (which I've mentioned before) are Settlers of Catan, Spy Alley, Hearts, President and Scum, Five Card Mao, and now . . . Killer Bunnies.
Technically the full name is "Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot" and we're playing it all the time lately. We don't have a game of our own, I've been mooching off my sister who has one (though Amazon has it on sale for $20.50 which is a STEAL I tell you) and borrowing it to play with our friends who seem to like it as much as we do.
Anyway, it's a strange game. A card game but not at all your typical card game. Each card in the deck is unique, reminding me of 60s psychedelic album art and it's a nice blend of luck, strategy and humor (we love the humor).
The way you win is to collect carrots. You want to be lucky and get the one carrot that is randomly and secretly designated as the winning carrot so the more carrots you get, the better your odds of being having one of your carrots be the winning carrot. You accumulate carrots by maintaining bunnies, not always easy to do because while you're trying to keep your own bunnies alive everyone else is trying to kill them off with weapon cards that range in potency from Whisks to Flame Throwers to Black Holes.
Each card is a different weapon or protection and you try to play protection cards (like Heavenly Halos) on your bunnies while keeping other people from releasing Ebola weapons and wiping our your litter. Very fun.
And, as with many great games, you can get expansion sets to make things even more intriguing. I haven't played with an expansion set . . . maybe I can talk my sister into getting one so I can borrow it from her. That's what family is for, right?
Have you entered this month's Write-Away Contest? It goes perfectly with a side of stuffing--the topic is "Grateful" and time is ticking away . . .
And congratulations to Brittany of Paramus, New Jersey for winning last weekend's cookie cutter and mittens giveaway. She's quite ready for winter now. For those who did not win this time, you can still get 10% off at Ann Clark Ltd on your cookie cutter order by entering the code BLGA7 at checkout.
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