Party time!

So here we are, slightly drunk, Codenames don’t make sense anymore, nobody can draw (even if it’s Drawful), all the impress-the-judge games don’t impress anyone anymore. Ladies and gentleman, make some room, here comes Accentuate!

Cannot remember where and when I found out about this one, but straight away I knew it’s gonna be a great family game. So we bought it, and here’s what comes in the box :

You get a deck of cards with various accents, a deck of cards with movie quotes, a cheat-sheet with all available accents, a timer, a die and a rule book.
You draw a card with an accent, another one with a quote and you roll a die. You may be made to do it, you may be able to make someone else do it, or you may be lucky enough to draw another accent as, let’s say, Cypriot is not your ‘favourite’. Then you say the quote with your normal voice, flip the timer and… lose the ability to talk. You can’t imagine how hard it is! In your head you sound like you were born in Cape Town, but you come out Jamaican. If any word come out at all.

We decided to change one rule, and roll the die only if we are desperate. Otherwise you HAVE TO do the accent.

So anyway, I am not good at accents at all, but I do enjoy this game. Not suitable for sober players.

Introductory Scenario

I am a sore looser. I actually have flipped the board once, or banged my fists on the table, so all the components got messed up. But GOSHILOVEGAMES.
I haven’t played all my life. I played my first serious board game in 2014 and can’t stop since. By serious I mean it wasn’t Monopoly, but it also wasn’t Battlestar Galactica.
Ticket to Ride was my first game to play. Then Catan, then Escape from Atlantis… and then we bought Castles of Mad King Ludwig and lost count 🙂

Matt on the other hand is a winner. He barely loses a game. Although he managed to plan his little strategy, when he loses the first couple of times we play, and then suddenly starts winning… and he thinks I won’t get angry 😉

We both like co-op, and semi co-op games, like Mansions of Madness, Dead of Winter or Eldritch Horror. Matt is more of a brutal strategy person, like Blood Rage, Scythe or Evolution. I like fast paced games, like Escape the Curse of the Temple, Dice Forge or Steam Park. I roll, he drafts.

Our collection started growing quite recently, and we only JUST reached 50 games on our shelf.

There is, of course, the Pickle. Our cat, who loves games more than us. And Harry the Hedgehog, who doesn’t like anyone.