Anthony played a mining faction (Deep Dwarves maybe) and Jeremy played a different dwarf faction (Guild Dwarves). The factions have different special abilities and strengths depending on the cards. Anthony ended up winning this game by killing Jeremy’s summoner despite Jeremy’s number of dice in the picture above.
The first game of August 27th, 2016 was The Grizzled with a new expansion that can be used to change the difficulty level by adding missions. This game was played by Justin, Halen, Jeremy, and Anthony while waiting for others to arrive at the coffee shop. Unfortunately, it still did not end in a win. It is an addictive and maddening game.
Once again, our group gathered for games on August 27th, 2016. So far, we have been able to keep the monthly momentum going. Those gathered to play board games usually number between 12 and 18 at this point. We had 16 players this time.
Lots of good gaming yesterday! I will record more detailed results later, but for now just the highlights. We got in some Codenames, The Grizzled, Summoner Wars, Catan: Cities and Knights, The Resistance Avalon, Ninjato, Seventh Hero, Cosmic Encounters, Bohnanza, King of Tokyo, and Red7. I don’t think I have had so much fun while not winning once. Thanks Justin Bos, Halen Bak, Aaren Tucker, Anthony Wilborn, Jeremy J. Goard, Bruce, Ginger Park, Justyna Stryjewska, Jef Fej, Sam, Ksen mm, Jenna Jordan, Daniel Cryer, and Katie Orazem for gaming with us this time.
We also enjoyed some bulgogi together at a nearby restaurant between games.
A 2nd 3 player game of Smash Up. This one with Anthony, Mary, and Evan. Anthony and Mary were new to the game but picked it up quickly enough to target Evan (his game). They liked the many possible combinations and depth of the game. Anthony won with 15 points, followed by Mary at 11, and Evan at 9 successfully kept from too many points. Anthony played steampunks and wizards. Mary played princesses and bear cavalry. Evan played giant ants and kitties.
Anthony and Mary showed up to the May game day just as other games were starting. Evan decided to join them and play Deus. This was Anthony and Mary’s game but their first time playing with 3. It was also Evan’s first time playing. It was an enjoyable game with easy to learn rules. The actual gods’ named didn’t seem too important to the theme compared to the types of buildings. We never mentioned the gods names once while sacrificing cards to them. Anthony won with 106 points as he got some really good cards working together to build points. Mary got 75 and Evan 71.
May 21st, 2016 we had board games at Justin and Halen’s new place. They have a good amount of space and lots of games on site. 11 players and lots played again. A good time was had other than the pizza. I am already looking forward to the next one.
The 2nd game of Splendor was won by Ginger with 16 points.
More April 30th Tabletop Day records. The first game Anthony won with 17 points.
Game played February 27th, 2016 with visiting John and Travis along with regulars Justin, Halen, Anthony, and Evan. John (66) was the winner this time upsetting Evan (60) and Anthony (54) who were really vying for second all along without realizing. John’s win came from an unexpected direction. Played at Tom and Tom’s.
This game was played February 13, 2016. Randall brought the game and taught the rest of the players. He had the best game winning with 17 powered plants. Anthony was 2nd with 15, Evan next with 14 powered out of 15 built, and Mary with 12. Most players tried to start in their home states whether to their advantage or not. Interesting combination of luck and strategy. The game depends somewhat on starting positions and cost to connect but also on the available power plants on a given turn.