Games and Ghosts

This weekend, we played board games Saturday afternoon and Sunday night at two different events.

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I won the game Saturday afternoon (we played 7 Wonders).  And I learned a new game called Chrononauts on Sunday which I lost, but now that I think I’ve figured out the rules, I want to play it again.

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Saturday night, Michael and I went on the McKinney Ghost Walk.  From everything I read about this event, it seemed like it would be more like a history of the area.  At first, that’s what it seemed like.  Basically, we walk to different locations and listened to storytellers, telling the stories of the buildings in downtown McKinney.  It’s self-paced, but it still took a while to get from one place to another, and about midway through the tour, we decided to stop and eat at the Celt (which was one of the stops on the route anyway).  It was pretty packed, so by the time we got done, we opted to go to one more stop.

We went to the Performing Arts Center, which was the old courthouse in the middle of the downtown square.  Before we went to dinner, some of the volunteers told us that there was a short video inside that showcased a lot of the different places on the route.  So when we realized how late it was getting, we thought it would be a good idea to go see the movie instead of trying to get to all of the stops.

But the video was not about the history of these places.  Instead, it was a video showcasing the local paranormal group, Texpart.  They showed all of the equipment they used and then showed a video of things they picked up using the equipment.  It was like an interactive ghost hunters episode.  Not really what we thought it was going to be, but it wasn’t bad.  Next year, we will probably go again, so we can go to the locations we missed.  It’s very kid friendly, and if you go early, most of it is in the daylight.  It is about ghosts, though, so I would rate definitely PG-13.

Also, if you don’t know, or you aren’t subscribed, I posted about these experiences on my vlog channel on YouTube.  The latest one was about the Ghost Walk and the board games (as well as a little mishap Sunday night).

On another note, for Halloween, Jerzee wore a Wonder Woman dog shirt.  We decided she dressed as a comic book fangirl.  Either way, she’s totally cute.

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Do you have any traditions for Halloween?

Are there any board games you like to play?

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