Met up at Hey Wanna Play with a friend to play BattleCon.
I’m considering getting this one, or War of Indines, because there’s so many cool fighters that give so much variety.
Regular Wednesday meetup at Cool Stuff.
I liked Lagoon. It’s interesting, because throughout the entire game, players are both adding tiles to the board and removing them from the board. And the tiles left on the board at the end of the game determine how many points the tiles the players removed are worth for scoring.
One of the players I was playing with described it as “counterintuitive”. Because you want to collect tiles that are different from the tiles left on the board at the end of the game, and because you need to control tiles that don’t match the tiles you want to remove.
Indigo is an interesting game. It’s like Tsuro on crack and there’s a much higher take-that element to it. Every time you score, you’re also giving points to one other player, and it’s possible that you won’t get any points yourself.
I really liked Indigo. It was fun, and I’ve never played antything quite like it before, but I had wanted to play for a while now.
I lost badly this time. The problem I keep making is bad card choice. I’m realizing that every card choice is crucial, and I realized in this game that what’s also very important is making sure you can afford all the cards you take each age.
And don’t go into the battle in Yggdrasil unless you’re 1000% sure you’ll win. I keep making this damn mistake and it costs me the game every time.
Game Night at Plantation Community Church.
I like Kachina a lot. It’s tough, but fun, and you really have to manage your tiles well, to maximize your score. Oddly enough, I feel like it plays quicker with more people, which isn’t usually the case with most games.
Codenames is one of my new favorite party games. I like Taboo a lot, and this gives me a similar feel, only it’s kind of the opposite of Taboo, where instead of saying a lot of words to try to get your teammates to guess a word, you can only say 1 word, to try to get them to guess sometimes more than 1 word.
Sushi Go! is a great game for non-gamers or just a quick filler if you have some down time in between games. I usually play where Wasabi and Chopsticks carry over from round to round. It really adds a bit more to the game, and it prevents people from being screwed over with a last ditch Chopstick or Wasabi to their neighbor.
Game Night at my house. Russian Railroads, Shadow Hunters, 7 Wonders, Codenames, Samurai Spirit, Snow Tails.
Russian Railroads is quickly becoming one of my favorite worker placement games up there with Viticulture. It’s just a fantastic system, with lots of paths to take.
I love how much there is to the game. Making sure you manage each track, and making sure you can take the actions you want to take. It’s just a fantastic system.
Forgot to take a pic. Sorry!
I liked Shadow Hunters. I don’t like how it has player elimination, but this one wasn’t too bad, because there are ways to prevent or change damage. This game is really more in-depth than a lot of hidden role games, though, and I appreciate that.
We played with both the Leaders and Cities expansion. I really like both.
I really like this game. It’s a great party game.
Samurai Spirit is a really simple game in terms of mechanics. You draw cards or pass your technique to another player. But those decisions are important and how you use them really impacts the outcome of the game.
I enjoyed it, it was a bit simple (note I did not say it was easy. We lost badly). But I enjoyed it. I’d play again.
I don’t really know how I feel about Snow Tails. I did good, came in second, nearly first. But a lot of the other players had trouble because they crashed into walls a lot. I like the mechanics for the most part, playing cards to control your sled’s speed and drift is really cool. I’d have to play at least one more time.
I was green. Look at the pic. Look at my beautiful lead.
One thing I didn’t like was how the person in first place takes the first move each round, so if they’re already in the lead, they get to get ahead first, making it very difficult to pass them.
Went over a friend’s house for some gaming.
Got to play this one again. I did a lot better this time. Still didn’t win, but I got 300+ points. I didn’t feel like my strategy was going well at all in the beginning, but it worked out well in the later rounds. I think if I had a stronger opening round, and a clearer strategy I would have won.
I like Spyfall a lot, but I feel like it needs to be played with the right number of people. We played with 7 and it just makes it hard to figure out enough information, because people don’t get asked enough questions. I think 5-6 is the right number.
It’s been a while since I played this, and even longer since I played it with just 2 players. It’s good, I think some of the hype has died down for me. I still enjoy it, but I kind of know the cards now, so it’s not as exciting. Still had fun though.
Forgot to take a pic, sorry.
I won this game! I’ve played about 20 times now, and won only about 3 times. And I think every time I play I learn from the mistakes I make.
No pic again, sorry.