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Karellian Knight19 Nov 2014 7:22 a.m. PST

I recently purchased Mantic games; Mars Attacks game at SELWG in October. I duly painted up the figures and scenery. One of my mates had also bought a set with extra Martians, but he dosn't like painting, so is very slow. He also doesn't want to play until his set is painted. I was itching to play.

Now my partner, Sue, plays the occasional boardgame with me but not minis games. But I thought, no harm in asking and she agreed. So we played scenario 1 and I asked her what she thought of the game. She said it was just like all my other games, little men moving about and rolling dice, I was disappointed. But then she asked to play the following evening, we played a furthur two games. Then this week we played another game and after finishing I went to pack it away and she said "That's alright leave it set up we can play again" On her precious dining room table! I'm so pleased and pleasantly surprised. I can't quite believe this is the same woman who tells me off for having my "toys" all over the place.

Anyway I just wanted to share my happy state of being.

mad monkey 119 Nov 2014 7:48 a.m. PST

Congrats. : )

Texas Jack19 Nov 2014 8:08 a.m. PST

Wow, thank you for showing me there is indeed hope! And yes, congratulations!

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2014 8:35 a.m. PST

Happy turn of events! I hope she allows you the occasional "win" so you remain interested! :-)

45thdiv19 Nov 2014 8:38 a.m. PST

Very cool. My wife likes to play but it has been 8 years since we last had a game. That when my son was born. He has started to play so I am hoping for family game nights to start soon.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2014 9:33 a.m. PST


My wife is mad keen on ships and boats so I got the Sails of Glory set – she likes it; she also likes to play Wings of Glory with the Little Prince

wrgmr119 Nov 2014 10:37 a.m. PST

Lucky man!
My lady will paint horses, bases and such, but as she says, "not the fiddly little bits."

No gaming though….

Who asked this joker19 Nov 2014 11:13 a.m. PST

She is a keeper!

shelldrake19 Nov 2014 1:05 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing – I wonder what game my Mrs would do this for. :-)

coopman Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2014 2:08 p.m. PST

Just let her keep winning and everything will be OK.

Baconfat19 Nov 2014 6:20 p.m. PST

Would you give her my phone number?

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2014 7:42 p.m. PST

Update? Has she reclaimed her dining room table?

Karellian Knight20 Nov 2014 6:42 a.m. PST

No she hasn't reclaimed the table, but a friend came to play last night so the game was relocated to my den.

@Baconfat, after 12 years happily not married, I politely decline from informing her of your phone numbeer.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 9:36 a.m. PST

Start looking for the giant seed pods…

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