Board Game Update: Xia, X-wing, and More Pandemic: Legacy

Had a good board gaming day yesterday. Had two packages show up, both a bit belated birthday presents, one with Xia, Legends of a Drift System, a pretty sweet sci-fi “sandbox” game. You all start out with a ship with a special ability, and a randomly generated (albeit via finite tiles) star system to explore, with plenty of ways to earn victory. A group of friends and I all played it at a con and really loved it, but didn’t love its nearly $90 price tag. Managed to score it as a birthday gift to bypass that, and am trying to get a game day together. Should be fun.

Other package was the Imperial Raider for the X-wing miniatures game. A really sweet huge ship. Sadly, one of the plastic pieces that connects it to the stand had broken off in the box, and the ship wasn’t usable. Amazon made the return rather painless and will even ship the replacement before they get the original back, so that’s alright. While I would rather have gotten the ship intact, seeing it made me pretty excited for the real deal. Finding an excuse to actually USE it will be another matter entirely.

After a two-and-a-half month hiatus, the gang also sat down to play another round of Pandemic Legacy. I highly recommend playing it, assuming you enjoy Pandemic enough to commit to 12 to 24 games of it. I also recommend going in blind, so you might want to stop reading if you haven’t gotten to it yet. If you don’t have much knowledge of the If you have, or don’t care, click here for the rest!