I’d been hoping to get my hands on this set before I knew it was coming out. Having seen the movie I knew Lego were going to have a treat in store regarding the various ships and I wasn’t disappointed. The set I wanted the most had to be Rey’s Landspeeder, but Poe’s X-Wing wasn’t far behind it, but at more than three times the price it didn’t look like I was going to be able to get my hands on it. Luckily for me, my family knows me well, and I got it as a birthday present back in September.
As you’re probably aware, I kinda like video games. Just a bit, ya know. But they’re not my only gaming love. I love tabletop gaming too. From pen and paper RPG’s like Shadowrun and Fate to card and dice games to cooperative and competitive board gaming. I might do a post on my table top gaming sometime but today I’m going to talk about board games. My small collection contains Galaxy Truckers (Anniversary Edition), Hegemonic, Catan, Lego Creationary and Compounded.
I want to talk about Compounded today, because even though my other games are great, Compounded is the one my friends and I keep coming back to. And there’s a good reason for that, it’s easy to pick up (and re-pick up after long absences from gaming) and pretty fun to play.
This year, way back on the 14th of February my Wife got me a Valentine’s gift of the Lego Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter. Most people will agree that’s a pretty bad ass V-day present and anyone who know me knows it’s a bad ass V-day present. If you didn’t already know, my love of Lego is only rivaled by my love of video games (I’m downloading the latest update to Elite: Dangerous as I type this. Let’s see how that goes).