Craig and I separately ended up in the Socrates toy shop in Bondi Junction and Craig bought a Khet. This is a rather kooky board game that will take a bit of getting used to… which should be fun
You have 2 built-in lasers and move pieces around the board a bit like in chess, except some of your pieces have mirrors on them that reflect the beam. The aim is to take off the opponent’s pieces by hitting them with the laser, strategising so that the path of the beam ends up hiting them before your opponent can move the pieces away or change the angle of a mirror!
My brain had a hard and interesting time adjusting to the logic of it all. Now we just need to get together with other afficionados or interested friends and see how far we can take it. Let me know if you want to try it!
Also booked my flight tickets to Istanbul-Barcelona-London-Sydney for Jul-Aug!! There’s lots more organisation, like side-flights to Budapest and Rotterdam and accommodation, but we are all on our way, all 3 of us in the combined trip: Craig, Tiff and I. Really looking forward to all this!
I changed the middle pic here.. it’s now a photo of Craig playing with his Chinese green laser on the Khet board… he blew some smoke on the board to make the laser’s path visible… noyce