Regular Wednesday meetup at Cool Stuff. Sorry, I really slacked off with the pictures this time.
This was my second time playing. This time I played with a friend who I found out is actually a game designer, and has designed quite a bit. Nothing published, but still really inspiring. Anyway, we discussed the design of the game as we played, talked about what should be changed, what’s wrong with it, and so on. It’s not an amazing game, but it was a great experience to bounce ideas around like that.
Designed by Reiner Knizia
I’m not a fan of this game. It should be a filler, but takes longer than a filler should. We played a variant that speeds it up a bit, and I liked it a lot better this way. Basically, if you roll everything you need on a card, you can take that card right away.
Forgot to take a photo, sorry.
Designed by Mike Langlois and Christian Leonhard
We actually did pretty good this time. I swear, I made one mistake that probably could’ve saved us the game.
Oh well, better luck next time.
No pic again, sorry.
I dunno what happened. I used to be good at this game, but lately I’ve been losing really really bad. And it’s sad, I’ve played so many times, I know what a good strategy is.
Anyway, I love it! This is one of my favorite games, even if I do lose a lot.
A friend hosted game night at his house. The main reason for it was to play Eclipse.
The first game took about 4 and a half hours, but that’s about what we expected. It was a really awesome, epic game! I wanted to play again right away, but we played a few other games before the second game.
The second game was the last game of the night, and it was equally awesome, but I made a crucial mistake of not putting out much of a defense at all. I had a really great alien power, but without defenses, it was very vulnerable.
Either way, I had a blast, and I can’t wait to play again.
I was Yellow in both games.
I wanted to play something a little lighter before jumping into the next big game, and one of the guys in our group is, let’s call him “picky” (he pretty much only likes direct-conflict Ameritrash games), so we played Champions of Midgard, because there was a chance he’d like it. He didn’t, but I had a decent time playing.
Once again we failed. This time with 4 players. But I think we learned what we need to do for the next time we play. This game is brutal and hard, and unforgiving, but really good.
We’re only on the second part of the first scenario, and now I’ve played that map 5 times and lost every time. it’s a hard game!
Met up with some friends for another game of Eclipse.
I played the same alien race as last time, and I did much better with them this time, although I still lost. But we realized we were playing a few rules slightly wrong, and one big thing about my alien race was that I can influence tiles with Ancients on them without fighting them, but the part we messed up is that, I’m supposed to collect the reward from them, even without fighting them. That would have made a big difference.
I think I like this game better with 4 players than 3, but 3 wasn’t bad.