Last week myself and my regular gaming friend started a small games group \o/ (No pictures yet….)
We started with a game of Darjeeling - quite a fun euro-style game involving collecting and shipping crates of tea. We followed up with a quick game of Ca$h ‘n Gun$ - 2nd edition only just out of the shrinkwrap!
Last night we finally moved into the “As Seen on Tabletop” territory with a great 5-player game of Lords of Waterdeep. The best thing is that one of my friends brought her 17-year-old son, who is very much into D&D and was really excited to play. We had an epic game - extremely close with only 2 points in it at the final count. Everyone enjoyed it greatly and it’s definitely one of my favourite games at the moment. (Must get the expansion….)
We finished again with Ca$h ‘n Gun$ with the most epic ending possible - in the final round, 4 players took each other out leaving the fifth to take all 8 loot cards and the victory!
(Next week will hopefully include The Resistance, and maybe Dixit or Catan depending on numbers)
We have a weekly game night. Our 3 year old sleeps right through everything, but our 9 month old often wakes up near the end, but can usually be settled pretty quickly. A few weeks ago she wouldn’t go back to sleep, so I brought her downstairs as we were almost done with our game of Settlers of Catan. For the record, they won that game.
Thursday was usual board game day. 7 Wonders, Catan (which the ending is pictured), Dominion, Takenoko and Alhambra. Won Takenoko~
Sunday I was asked to join a huge group at a Hobby shop to play. Started with Decent, few rounds of Avalon, two games of Bang! which lead to my first play through of Betrayal at the house on the Hill, followed by a game of Lost Legends (which I won at, woo!) then lastly we played 2 games of Survive: Escape From Atlantis. Which I won the first round, and really, really lost the second one, lol.
Two great days filled with classic and new board games. Looking forward to playing more!
The family played a couple of games I’d never played before, they’ve been sitting on my shelves waiting their turn.
First up is “The Resistance”. In a bolshy house like ours you’d have thought we’d have played earlier, never the less.
I was one of the spies which is annoying as I have exactly zero poker face
Do you think any of them suspect? My palms are getting sweaty, now.
Last turn and this mission decides the game. The leader (loyalist) chose the other 2 loyal players ARGH!!!
… there goes my government pension!
Next up comes “Cosmic Encounter”. This has been sitting on my shelves for rather longer than “The Resistance”. I’ve owned it, untouched, for nearly 30 years. It’s the 1986 Games Workshop republication of a 1977 game so this is a good place to introduce a new, irregular feature I am pleased to call, “My School Is Older Than Yours”.
I don’t know why I never got this game out before, it was always clearly a bright, cheerful, fun and funny game. Better late I suppose.
Deck of Destiny,
Turn, turn, turn,
Show me the species,
I must burn, burn, burn.
Standing room only in the Phantom Zone.
… and one Moebius Tube later it empties out.
… and I won the game! Which is, as Mrs Rumleech reminded the table, a rare thing :’-(
Because I love you all and because it’s been a while I thought I’d include a surprise bonus, photos of the family playing “Kingmaker” on holiday 3 years ago.
… why yes, of course we take board games with us on holiday to the South of France. Doesn’t everyone?