Halloween Game Day - 2007
Alex always has an impressive costume. This year, it was Zombie Spiderman, from the Marvel Zombie series, built by modifying two other costumes.
He really piled on the details for this one. Notice the dark oval on his left shoulder, above the suit's spider emblem? That's a cockroach (plastic, thankfully!).
Fade's pirate costume included a sword with a real metal blade. At one point, she nearly handed it to Alex, a clear violation of office policy - he's likely to put an eye out. Silly girl!
Ok! Ok! Not "silly girl!"
Fox was Little Red Riding Hooded Monster Slayer. That picnic basket held more weapons, plus holy water and a copy of Guitar Hero III. And yes, that's a corset. No, I don't know how he moved, other than "carefully." But I would have been more uncomfortable in his stiletto heeled boots.
The civilized zombie no longer has to chase his food. That's 100% free-range brain Jimmie's holding there, conveniently wrapped and available from select grocers.
Morgan was "Dick Cheney's hunting partner." I'm not sure what the fist is for - probably too much sugar.
Randy's a hoopy frood, just looking for a ride.
American Badger? That's just Richard. He wasn't a werewolf, despite being furry.
Shadlyn, the big bad wolfe. Again, not a werewolf, although she was the Seer in the first game.
Thomas was a Corporate Raider, not a Software Pirate. The difference? Pirates have IP patches. Arrr!
Will's costume didn't have a specific title, but was pretty spooky. The arms moved like classic haunted house monsters, and the cloak was thick enough to be opaque, but thin enough that he didn't stumble around. The downside was he couldn't do anything with it on.
For size comparison, here's Alex next to Will. The pumpkin is strapped to the top of Will's head, adding the extra height.
The W23 crew drags this one out often, despite, as Fox says, "The board hates us!"
We fit in two games, with the werewolves winning the first, and the villagers the second.
Will brought this stacking game from the back of his closet. Paul lost because he'd had too much Red Bull.
Just Thomas and Shadlyn on this one – it's just a two player game. Thomas won (a common occurence, as you'll see).
Will, Randy, and Paul set this one up. It was the first time playing for all of us, and we "learned" several rules the hard way. We'll definitely be setting this one up again.
This was the winner of Phil's "suggest a game" call. He, Will, Randy, Thomas, Alex, Fox, and Paul raced wooden discs around the track, with Thomas winning.
It's not technically a game, but we certainly enjoyed it.
Fox brought in his XBox 360 and showed off his mad skillz.
Thomas, Duncan, Randy, and Morgan carved up Mars, but Michelle conquering the world.
Richard, Duncan, Jimmie, and Fade played, and Jimmie won again.
Also played, but sadly without pictures taken, were: Dutch Blitz, Heroscape, Cold War: CIA vs. KGB, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, Nexus Ops, Phil's Unnamed Really Abstract Dice Space Game, Screaming Eagles, Taluva, Ticket to Ride, Tsuro, and Zombie Fluxx.