Regular Wednesday meetup at Cool Stuff. Had a good crowd.
I’ve been having trouble getting this one to the table, but I really enjoy it. It takes a few games to get familiar with the card powers, but once you are, it’s really smooth and everyone is fighting for the best cards.
I ended up winning this game with 100+ points, and my opponents were only in the 30s. But I can’t brag, this was their first time playing.
This was my first time playing. It was alright. I didn’t really know what to do, and it feels like the type of game where you’re trying to get people to do a strategy, but no one wants to listen, because they don’t really know what to do either. We also played with a traitor, which I think made it even more chaotic.
It was okay. I dunno if I would play again.
This game we played with 8 players, and I think 8 isn’t the best number for this one, I’d probably cap it off at 6, that way enough questions are asked to each player that you really get a feel for who the spy is.
Either way I had fun. I didn’t get to be the spy, though.
This was my first time playing and I have to say, this was a really interesting game. I like how all players share information, but no player has all the information. There is a lot of math, but it’s not overwhelming, and I really like how you choose 1 card to use at full power and 1 card at half power, it adds an interesting dynamic to it.
I would definitely play this one again.
A friend wanted to meet up and play some games so we met up at Cool Stuff, then later, we went over a different friend’s house and played some more.
This was my first time playing. I really like it. Every fighter has a different play style and it really does give that feel of a fighting video game. There’s the element of outwitting your opponent and trying to play the right cards at the right time. And it’s definitely a game where the more you play with a fighter, the better you get at playing them.
I definitely want to play this again!
I definitely want to play this one again.
Russian Railroads: German Railroads
German Railroads is an expansion to Russian Railroads that changes the train tracks to Germany instead of Russia. It plays 1-4 players and lasts about 90-120 minutes.
This was only my second time playing Russian Railroads, but I felt like I had a better grasp of the game this time, even with the new map. I really liked this one, and the new coal mechanic really adds an interesting twist to the game.
I’d play this again in a heartbeat. One of the most interesting worker placement games I’ve ever played.
I played with the Atlanteans faction this time, and I don’t know what I was doing wrong, but I did worse than I’ve ever done. I scored 7 points at the end of the game and that’s it. I guess I really need to look at the Atlanteans deck and figure out the strategy.
This was my first time playing, and probably my last. I felt like the game could be streamlined a lot. There’s about 20 different decks of cards for different things, and I feel it could have been condensed into at least 10. The dice combat system is convoluted and was hard for me to understand. It was an okay game, but it took way too long to play for what it was.
I probably won’t play this one again.
Went over a friend’s house, because he was teaching me and some others how to paint miniatures. After painting we played some games.
Ah well, I had fun, I always have fun playing this game. It’s just so damn good!
Second time playing. I tried Xenita, and I really like her playstyle, where she gambles with her life, but it can really pay off. I lost to Eustace, who I also really like, but again, I had a good time, and I’m excited to play this game more.
-Sorry, the pic is old, I forgot to take a picture this time.
This was my first time playing the physical version of this game, but I’ve played it plenty on my phone. I like this one, but I think it works much better on the phone. The battle system takes a lot of remembering and there’s a lot of moving parts to it, and the app version does it all for you.
Went over a friends house to play some games.
I like this game. It’s a great filler, and surprisingly deep for a micro-game. It gives you the feel of Eminent Domain, but the gameplay isn’t exactly the same.
I won, but to be fair, it was the other players first time playing.
We played with the Leaders expansion, and I think I won both games because of my leaders. Now that’s not to say everyone else didn’t have broken leaders, they did, but I was just dominating science every game.
It was okay. It wasn’t as good as I was hoping it would be, and that’s partly due to some fiddly rules. I might play it again, but I wouldn’t suggest it.