Archives for January, 2009
On 3 July 2008, Matt brought Agricola and played with Ben, Peter C. and myself. Mare Nostrum and Power Grid were played at the other tables. The game ended with Peter C. winning with 33 points, Ben had 30, I had 27 and Matt 21. Peter was the only one without empty fields, and 5 family members, while Ben got a 4th in the last round and hence didn’t put it to use. I also had 4 family members, but no encircled stables, and one field remained empty.
A tough and intense game, but I can’t understand the fuss everyone’s making about it. I guess I need to play it a couple more times.
On 1 May 2008, Nick B. brought Cuba and played it with David, Peter, Matt and someone else I forgot, while André, Manuela, Nigel and Nick played RoboRally. Steve, Keith, Damen and I played El Capitán, which I had ordered from Nigel. I bought the game because Read more… »
Almost full house tonight – 16 players! Nick, André and Ben played Elasund; Keith, David, Paul B. and (who else?) played Seafarers of Catan followed by Cartagena; Nigel, Ian, Sam, Simon and Huggy finished their Game of Thrones that started last week; and Ester, Julian, Matt and I played Stone Age.
I was curious about this game in the Geek’s top 50 Read more… »
Today, after her piano practice, my 8 year old daughter wanted to play a game with me and the best 2-player non-abstract game we have is Carcassonne, so I suggested it. (“Carcassonne is not abstract…?”, I hear you wondering. Read more… »
On 2 February 2008, David brought along Samurai & Katana and played it with Nick, Peter and some others. It took most of the evening. At 10pm they started a Cartagena game. Nigel, Manuela, André and others played one game of Power Grid. I brought my recently acquired 30 year old copy of Acquire and Read more… »
Tonight, David and Keith played two games of Commands and Colours: Ancients over the whole evening, while Nigel, Ian, Sam, and Peter H. started a Game of Thrones, and Ester, Julian, Matt, “Bald Nick” and I played Puerto Rico. Ester and Julian were new to the game, whereas it was the 4th time for me (the first was in January 2007). As for Matt and Nick, they must have countless Puerto Rico games under their belt… Read more… »
Last year, several games were given and received at Christmas, Read more… »