Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Gaming last week

I was out of town in Saskatchewan last week so I had to cancel my regular gaming night. I did get a chance to play some games with my brother-in-law and his son. I even managed to convince Brenda to play a little.

The first game we played was Corsari. I finished last and I believe Brenda won. It is not a great game and I doubt I would buy it but it is ok. I play it as a light game and I am guessing I don't grasp the strategy behind it as I only went out once and Lenora still scored less then me!

The second game we played was Vegas Showdown, it isn't a great game, and it isn't an original game, but it is a fun game which is more important. I have only ever played it three times, but I have enjoyed every playing. I also won this time, so it makes it even better...

Game 3 in Indian Head was Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord. Dungeoneer is a light game that comes as a deck of cards, it requires dice and a few tokens, but nothing else. John and I played a 2 player game that John won in about 20 minutes. He smacked me around with a creature every round and I could do nothing about it. Game two added a thrid player, Pat and this changed the dynamics of the game. I won in a close battle, with Pat being one turn from winning and John eliminated about three-fourths of the way through the game.

Friday I visited ye olde Affinity's Antiques and talked to Trent Becker. Trent is always an enjoyable person to talk with. While I was there I picked up a copy of Double or Nothing, another Knizia game, it was a toss up between this and Can't Stop. John, Brenda, Pat and I played this three times, with Brenda winning twice and John )not me) winning the final game. It is a light push your luck style game, that I cannot seem to push my luck with...

I left the game with John, partly because I think he can get his mother and his wife to play it, the rules are simple and the game is pretty straightforward, and also as a present for putting up with us for a week while we were awaiting my mother-in-laws's heart surgery.

We got back to Calgary on Saturday and Jay came over on Monday for some Battle Lore goodness. We played the first two scenarios of The Hundred Years War scenario pack. I won the first round (Crecy) 9-8 with an incredible round with my cavalry units, killing 5 of Jay's units with three cavalry units in one turn. We drew the second round (Poitiers), both of us winning once 6-3.

This brings my count of unplayed games played this year to five, one third of the way to my goal.

I also stickered the Commands & Colors #2 Expansion as well as the third one, now to find a chance to play em! I also recieved my copy of FAB: The Bulge, what looks to be an entertaining WWII block game.

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