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What games have you been playing?

About a year ago, we discovered this great game called Azul.

It’s easy to learn, quick to play, and there’s just enough strategy to be interesting but not take you forever to figure out. It’s also really easy to play online, which we’ve been doing through this site. We pair it with a little Houseparty and you have an easy way to hang out and play a game.

Another fun mindless game we’ve been enjoying is Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Switch. Our kids love it, we get to manage a little slice of island life, and we’ve even gotten upset at our son for chopping down all of our trees. He got upset that we got upset over a game, which was a little ironic. 🙂

You don’t have to play the game to enjoy this next article:

The Quiet Revolution of Animal Crossing [The Atlantic] – “Instead, Animal Crossing is a political hypothesis about how a different kind of world might work—one with no losers. Millions of people already have spent hours in the game stewing on that idea since the coronavirus crisis began.”

As an aside, if you’re a fan of Mario games, tanuki is the same as Tanooki Mario – which is what Mario turns into when he gets a leaf and can start flying.

What Day Is It? Life and Money During a Pandemic [The Luxe Strategist] – “On March 4th, my husband and I had an eerie feeling we should do a grocery shop. The store was bustling as usual, but I chuckled at the sight of an empty toilet paper shelf. In a health crisis, of all things to hoard–toilet paper, really? I snapped a pic, and posted it to my Instagram, probably inadvertently adding to the panic.

A month later, and the situation has drastically changed. Schools in NYC are shut down for over a month. For the past two weeks I’ve been working from home until who knows when. And two Fridays ago was probably the last time we’d browse a bookstore for a while.”

Need a good laugh? Watch this.

Have a great day Apexian!