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Friday, November 23, 2012
Axis & Allies game
Turns out I got a chance to play a little Axis and Allies this holiday weekend--emphasis on little. I talked my father into sitting down for a game of A&A. Because the box had been turned on its side in the past, all the components were mixed up, and it took us longer than normal to set up. I took the Axis, so my dad played the Allies.
We enjoyed playing a full turn with each country before he had to take my mother shopping. We paused the game until they returned, but once they got back, my father wasn't really interested in continuing. Despite Gonsalvo's comment that the game's meant to be finished in three hours, my dad had a different take: "World War Two lasted six years," he said. "To play this game it takes eight."