Cross stitch pattern of General Leia as she appears in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The image comes from promotional materials. This pattern was requested by Nat, one of my patrons. If you have a pattern request, head over to my Patreon and check out my reward tiers. You can also find out what new board games I’ve been playing below.
Grid Size: 143W x 138H
Design Area: 10.14″ x 9.86″ (142 x 138 stitches)
I had a chance to play some new board games this weekend.
Between Two Cities: It’s a tile placing game with rotating hands like 7 Wonders and Sushi Go Party where everyone plays at once. You’re objective is to score points based on where you place tiles in your cities. You have one on either side of you so you share cities with your neighbors. We had five players, which is a really good number because you can get some good variance among the cities. This was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it since I love games that are both co-op and competitive.
Incan Gold: A pretty basic push your luck game that goes quickly enough that you don’t get bored if you decide to leave the tomb early and not risk it. It’s fun to see someone back out then everyone die on the very next card, but it’s also fun to watch someone push on alone after everyone else has left. There’s not a lot of substance to it, but it’s easy to learn and fun to play with four to six players. I have to admit though that when my friend asked me if I wanted to play Incan Gold, I thought he said Ink and Gold. I thought it would be some sort of political corruption game where you try to make as much money as possible by signing in laws that benefit your industry. I want to see that game!
Rising Sun: Oh boy, I have mixed feelings about this game. It’s a world conquering game like Risk, but longer and with more political and pacifist elements like Twilight Emperium. The major selling point, and the reason for the high price is the miniatures. Each soldier, monster, stronghold, and god are perfectly molded figurines. They’re beautiful and so satisfying to play with. The rest of the game is okay I guess. I think the biggest problem is that the game doesn’t incentivize varied strategies. Having one god, one oni, and one ronin won’t be as useful as having three oni. Using the same strategy over and over again to win every battle gets you more victory points than exploring all the varied mechanics of the game. It’s fun, but not really worth $100. You definitely want to play this with either six or four players so that everyone gets an alliance partner.