Regular Wednesday meetup at Cool Stuff Games. We had a great turnout this time, with 10 people.
Imperial Settlers is a resource management, civilization building, game where players collect and use resources to build buildings to expand their empire. It plays 2-4 players and lasts about 1 to 1 and a half hours.
I had the chance to introduce this to some friends who really enjoyed it. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favorite games. I love how every round you have more to do than the last round. I love how it can be aggressive, but isn’t strictly about the aggressiveness.
The Castles of Burgundy
The Castles of Burgundy is a dice-rolling, tile-placement game where players attempt to expand their estate through the powers of different types of tiles. It plays 2-4 players and lasts about 30 to 90 minutes.
The Castles of Burgundy is a game I had heard about for a long time, but never actually got to play until now. And I’m really glad I did, because I thought it was an excellent game! It’s a bit long, but it kept me interested. I’d definitely like to play this one again.
Kachina (you might be familiar with the redesign, Voluspa) is a tile-laying game where players attempt to play the highest-numbered tile in a row to score points equal to the number of tiles in that row. It plays 2-5 players and lasts about 30 minutes.
I hosted game night at my house. Had a fantastic turnout of 10 people! We split into groups. Some games that were played that I was not a part of were: Catacombs, Tiny Epic Galaxies, B.S., and Fours. Everyone had a blast. It was a great night.
Carcassonne (With Inns & Cathedrals Expansion)
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game where players use thiefs, knights and farmers to score points by completing cities, roads and controlling the majority in fields. It plays 2-5 players (or 6 with the expansion) and lasts about an hour.
We played where you have a hand of 3 tiles and draw a new one at the end of your turn, rather than the draw 1 and play it. I like it better this way, because you have more options and more time to plan ahead.
Taboo is a partnership or team party game where players try to get their teammates to guess a word written on their card without saying the word or the associated words listed on the card. It plays 4 or more players and lasts as long as you want it to.
Taboo is one of my favorite party games. It’s fun and funny and so satisfying when you get a bunch of words in a row.
It’s not for everyone and sometimes two people are just on the same wavelength and get a bunch out really quick. This doesn’t bother me at all, but I can see how it might bother some others.
Mystery of the Abbey
Mystery of the Abbey is a deduction game where a monk has been killed and the players try to figure out who killed them by asking questions and stealing cards from opponents. It plays 2-6 players and lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.
I really like Mystery of the Abbey. The first time I played I didn’t really know how to use some of the information that was revealed, but this time I understood it better. I really want to play this one again soon.
Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham is a press-your-luck party game where players attempt to convince the sheriff that they’re only bringing legal goods into the city of Nottingham while secretly smuggling in contraband. It plays 3-5 players and lasts about an hour.
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a semi-cooperative game where players explore a haunted mansion until they discover that one of them is actually a traitor out to kill them. It plays 3-6 players and lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
I played an Iron Man deck I found online, and I really really enjoyed it. It was a very fun match.