My wife Heather and I had a rare afternoon at home alone together, so we got in a game of Terraforming Mars Ares. This is the card game version of Terraforming Mars - all the fun without most of the fiddly bits. I had a great start, and then failed to draw any of the cards that would help me out. I flipped all the oceans on my own, but Heather had built up a really awesome board state and ended up kicking my butt in the end. By the end of that game, both the girls were home, and they wanted to play Liar's Dice. Despite me having an actual world championship in this game, 8 year old Serena just wiped the floor with me. I don't think she made a bad call the entire game. Well, let me correct that. *I* thought she was making some bad calls, but she was just never wrong. It looked like I was coming back, I brought everyone down to 1 die each, but Serena called my final bluff to knock me out.
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