August 24, 2009

Lazy Sunday afternoon

After a heavy, delicious meal, what better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than playing board and card games with family and friends? Aside from taking a nap, that is. The past five years have seen a resurgence of the popularity of tabletop games in Manila, thanks to European designer games. The games are not inexpensive, however, so it didn't surprise me when I once saw a board game café somewhere. Though I'm not against computer or video games, there is much to be said for games where you face other people rather than a video screen. This particular game is Bamboleo, a balance game that can tax your dexterity. Can you guess the goal of the game?

playing Bamboleo

16 comments:

George said...

Since you said it was a balance game, I'm guessing that you need to add (or remove) pieces to the arm without making the thing fall over. If that's so, I don't think I would be very good at it!

hadv said...

That's a neat game. I'd probably win all the time, I'm good with balancing bottles and glasses and plates, one on top of another :))

arabesque said...

lol,i'm bad in this kind of game...
i'm always very impatient...
but it's fun to look at though...

Olivier said...

les jeux reviennent à la mode, et je trouve cela bien. voila un type de jeux ou je suis nul, car je suis très maladroit
games return to fashion, and I find it well. veils a type of games or I am void, because I am very clumsy

Vogon Poet said...

Nice image of a funny board game I never heard of. The name and the photo show that equilibrium is involved and I am not so good at these things.
May I go back to your 'aside from taking a nap'?

the donG said...

to balance by putting pieces on both sides. quite interesting but i still miss playing stacko.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Hilda!
It looks cool and funny but I need to confess I'm not good with this kind of game! LOL
Léia

magiceye said...

would find it tough!

Mo said...

Dont have too many coffees if you want to win

Halcyon said...

I LOVE board games! Playing them is one of the best things about family gatherings in my home. This one looks tricky - but I bet you would also get a lot of laughs.

Jacob said...

I think you're right about facing other people, unless, of course, you don't like them! ;-)

I'm afraid Bamboleo has me bamboozled.

I think it would be hard to play this the way it leans - maybe the point is to catch all the pieces before they fall to the floor?

;-))))

Lois said...

I'm not sure of the goal, but I am sure that it looks like fun!

marley said...

I'm sure the loser is the person that makes it all fall down! Great way to spend sometime.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I love board games, too. The simpler the better. Bamboleo is like yenga or pick-a-stick. You need a steady hand and a velvet touch.

Frank said...

To see who can build the tallest without it toppling over?? The design is really intricate and contemporary. No wonder they cost a lot. I love the angle you shot this at.

cewmont said...

You are right. Board games with your friends, face to face is so much more fun than a game on the computer!