20 November 2008 was another great gaming night! I played 3 different games (not that common, as you know from previous posts), all of them very good (even rarer), and I had the pleasure of winning two of them and coming 2nd in the other (quite astounding!). Interestingly, the three games use similar mechanisms: they are card-driven, and two of them are connection + majority games. Read more… »
Archives for February, 2009
On 13 November 2008, Matt brought Le Havre and played with Ben, Manuela and Keith for the whole evening, while Nigel, Ian, Damen, Peter H. played Sword of Rome. Simon and André played Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers and then had to wait for Peter C., David, Steve and myself to finish Modern Art.
At that point, we played a game built by Peter C. and Read more… »
After 3 weeks of absence, I returned to the game sessions. It was a nice to see two new faces. Moreover, I finally got a chance to play Kontor, a team game, something we don’t play at these sessions: it’s mostly individual competitive games, with the occasional cooperative game thrown in, like Shadows over Camelot.
But first, André, Manuela and I started with a game of No Thanks! while we waited for more players to arrive. It’s the most minimalist game I know: in every turn you have exactly the same binary choice, Read more… »
I spent last week in Switzerland, visiting three universities and two companies. Before the departure, I looked on BoardGameGeek for game shops in the cities I’d visit. Read more… »
9 October 2008 was bring & buy (or trade) night and many games were on display, but I don’t think there were many transactions that weren’t agreed in advance. In the end, most games remained with their old owners… Read more… »
On 2 October 2008, Sam brought his copy of this game and played with Manuela, Keith and myself. Nobody had played the game before, but Sam had read the rules. It took us the whole evening, with Manuela winning by a large margin due to her settlements in the French coast and the most invasions. I made a calculation error in the final rounds and couldn’t make neither the invasion of Constantinople nor the settlement of another city in the south.
A far too long game for the mild excitement it gives.
25 September 2008 was another great night, which first seemed to be a bummer: with a Formula Dé championship game going, and the other two games (Domaine and The Year of the Dragon) fully booked, it looked like I would have no place to play and have to return home. Fortunately, Read more… »