A game of Ninjato played with 2 new players and 2 experienced players. Justin and Halen explained the game to Sam and Jef. In the end, the game was very close, but Halen won with exactly 100 points. The other scores were not recorded. Sam came in a close second, followed by Justin, and finally Jef. It looked like everyone had a good time even while learning. Ninjato has a very enjoyable theme to go along with the worker placement style of play.
The 2nd game with new teams. The same 8 players played again, but this time Justin, Katie, and Sam were the villains. Halen, Jef, Justyna, Aaren, and Ksenia were good. Aaren was Merlin. This time things worked out better for the good side, and they were able to complete their missions and find the villains.
The biggest group social deduction game of August 27th, 2016. 8 players played twice in a row. The first game had new player Sam, Halen, and Ksenia as the baddies being pursued by the good Jef, Justin, Justyna, Katie, and Aaren. Merlin and pals were not successful this time, so Sam has started his first entry into the board gaming world with a win alongside Halen and Ksenia. Halen is always a villain in this kind of game, so that doesn’t really come as a surprise though.
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.