Social Distancing Game Night Links

We’ve been social distancing now for about three weeks. I really miss my friends. I was able to do facetime with a friend the other day and I really enjoyed seeing them. These times are hard.

Anyway, I thought I’d share some cool websites we found to better connect us with our friends. These are primarily game websites since Bri and I are both big into board games. Here’s the list:

  • dominion.games – This is Dominion online. We played this last night until like 3 AM. The free version just has the base set. It’s only like $5 a month. Totally worth it. One membership gets you all the Dominion sets as well as the ability to play with six people. You only need one membership for anyone to join you. It’s free to join.
  • http://playingcards.io/ – This is a free, virtual card playing website. They have Cards Against Humanity! They also have a bunch of other games you’d usually play in gradeschool like Go Fish.
  • https://jackboxgames.com – JackBox games are always fun! We started playing them years ago with friends. You play them with your phone. You can do them distance now as well. I recently played Drawful with coworkers. We shared his screen via Slack and all talked through Slack and drew on our phones. JackBox games do cost a bit of money though.
  • https://www.trickstercards.com/game/ – A neat website you can play four player card games like Spades, Hearts, Bridge, and Pinochle.

I’ll update this post with more social distancing fun stuff when I find it.

Solving 7×7 Rubics Cube

So I got really good at solving the 3×3 rubics cube; the regular cube like everyone is afraid of. I got so good I got Brian to get me more cubes. He got me a triangle, 2×2, 4×4, and a 5×5. As time went on, I got bored. I haven’t memorized all the algorithms for parodies but I’m still pretty good at solving them.

I had Brian advance me to a 7×7. Using the same kind of methods, I was able to solve it. Here are some pictures…

Scrambled:

Two Colors Done (I did this by lining up colors then putting them in their proper place… probably the wrong method but it worked):

Three Colors Done:

Four Colors Done:

All Six Colors Done (this was a pain to figure out… I kept playing around with it):

Somewhat Like 5×5 (this was also a pain to get… just kept playing around with it to get it like the 5×5 with three or two colors on each side):

Got The 5×5 Parody:

Solved The 5×5 Parody… Now It’s Just Solving Like A 3×3 (had to do the algorithm as well as an extra few steps for some reason):

Top Part Of 3×3 Solved (the next few photos are just a simple 3×3 solve):

Six Rows Solved:

Solving Edges (notice that the edges aren’t the right colors):

Last Part Of The 3×3 Solve:

And It’s Solved!:

I love rubics cubes but I absolutely HATE and refuse to solve the 2×2. That thing is a bitch. Funny, huh?