WIPLW (4/18/2016 – 4/24/2016)

Not a lot of gaming this week.

Saturday:

Love Letter: Batman
Love Letter: Batman2-4 Players • 20 Minutes

IMG_20160424_203344480Designed by Seiji Kanai

I like this game, despite it having a few mechanics I normally dislike. I think the theme and graphic design really help it a lot. It’s still pretty luck-based, but it’s simple and quick enough that it doesn’t bother me. I lost, by a lot, but I had a good time playing.

 

 

 

 

Bohnanza
Bohnanza2-7 Players • 20-45 Minutes

IMG_20160423_174754083Designed by Uwe Rosenberg

I still have yet to win this game, but I enjoy it every time I play. I haven’t figured out a great strategy yet, though. Sometimes I’ll try not to buy the 3rd Bean Field, and it seems to work okay, but not always.

In this game, I found myself not harvesting a lot, just because I couldn’t fill up my fields. I always had to harvest earlier than I wanted to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mermaid Rain
Mermaid Rain3-6 Players • 45 Minutes

Designed by Keiji Kariya and Hitoshi Yasuda

I bought this on a semi-whim, after watching a good review. It’s an interesting game, and I think we might have been doing some things wrong. I was the only player who actually enjoyed it, even if it was only somewhat.

There are some interesting things in the game, but it felt like some of the decisions didn’t mean anything, and the mechanics were mostly pointless. But I want to believe they weren’t pointless.

 

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis
Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis2-5 Players • 30-45 Minutes

Designed by Matt Hyra

Going into this game, I was actually kind of excited. I know most of the IP’s, and it was really cool to see a lot of familiar cartoons I recognized. There were some things I didn’t know, like Clarence, though.  Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed. It has “silly rules,” as the Dice Tower calls them; rules that make you do stupid stuff for the sake of doing stupid stuff.

I’m not a fan of deck builders in general, and what I really didn’t like about this was that, you can just be punished and punished, to the point where you have no chance of catching up, and no chance of stopping the other players, and I just can’t get behind that.

Luckily, we didn’t finish, because the store was closing.

Ninja All-Stars
Ninja All-Stars2-4 Players • 90 Minutes

Designed by John Cadice, David Freeman, and Deke Stella

IMG_20160423_230329391I liked the idea of this game. In theory, it sounded cool, but I am not usually a fan of dice-based combat, especially mostly-random, “roll, and hope for the best” combat. This was even worse, because, not only can you miss, but your dice can be cancelled. On top of that, if you don’t roll the right type of hits, your dice can not only be a bad result, but they can actually hurt you.

Halfway through the first round, I realized the game would have taken a ridiculously long time to complete, if we had finished all 9 rounds. And I just wasn’t willing to play a game I didn’t enjoy for that long, luckily the other players understood, and we stopped after the first round.

 

No Thanks! x2
No Thanks!3-5 Players • 15 Minutes

Designed by Thorsten Gimmler

Always a good way to end the night. No Thanks! is just the perfect, quick, filler game, and I wish I had a copy again. Anyway, it was a nice way to end the night and the week.

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WIPLW (4/11/2016 – 4/17/2016)

Here’s what I played last week:

Tuesday:

Regular Game of Thrones meetup at Cool Stuff.

GoT LCG 2nd Ed. x6
A Game of Thrones the Card Game 2nd Edition2-4 Players • 30-60 Minutes

IMG_20160412_183235961_HDRDesigned by Nate French and Eric M. Lang

I had a lot of fun. Lost some, won some. All around a good time. One of the other players gave the inspiration for a Greyjoy Crossings deck, and that seems like a really cool idea, that I’m definitely gonna try. Continue reading

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WIPLW (4/4/2016 – 4/10/2016)

Here’s what I played last week.

Tuesday:

Regular GoT meetup at Cool Stuff.

Got LCG 2nd Ed. x6
A Game of Thrones the Card Game 2nd Edition2-4 Players • 30-60 Minutes

Designed by Nate French and Eric M. Lang

I lost to Baratheon hard. That’s a ridiculously good/annoying deck. I think I want to build it now. Maybe a Tyrell/Baratheon deck, for icon control and kneeling and all that good stuff. Just a “you can’t attack me, and also, you have no icons!” Continue reading

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WIPLW (3/21/2016 – 4/3/2016)

Here’s what I played last week.

Tuesday:

Regular Game of Thrones LCG meetup at Cool Stuff.

GoT LCG 2nd Ed. x5
A Game of Thrones the Card Game 2nd Edition2-4 Players • 30-60 Minutes

Designed by Nate French and Eric M. Lang

Tried out some different decks. I got crushed in a few games, but the ones I won were big wins. There was one game against a Stark or Night’s Watch deck (can’t remember which), that I could’ve sworn I was gonna lose, but I pulled out Balon (playing Greyjoy), and from there, I kept building presence. I ended up winning.
All around a good time. No picture, sorry.

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WIPLW (3/21/2016 – 3/27/2016)

Here’s what I played last week.

Tuesday:

Regular Game of Thrones meetup at Cool Stuff.

AGoT LCG 2nd Ed. x5
A Game of Thrones the Card Game 2nd Edition2-4 Players • 30-60 Minutes

Designed by Nate French and Eric M. Lang

IMG_20160315_185509006_HDRPlayed some good games. I lost I think 3 of the 5, so I need to work on my decks, but they’re coming along pretty nicely. Continue reading

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WIPLW (3/14/2016 – 3/20/2016)

Sorry I didn’t post last week. I might do a “What I Played Two Weeks Ago” post to make it up, lol, that was a good week. Lots of gaming. This week was pretty good too.

Tuesday:

AGoT meetup at Cool Stuff.

AGoT LCG 2nd Ed. x4
pic27833862-4 Players • 30-60 Minutes

IMG_20160315_185509006_HDRDesigned by Eric M. Lang and Nate French

I won 3 out of 4 games, so I must be doing something right. The guys who meet with us on Tuesdays are pretty cool, I like playing GoT with them. I was testing my Greyjoy Fealty deck and my Targaryen – Banner of the Lion decks. I played with each of them twice. I lost once with the Greyjoy deck, but it was really strong in the game I won with it. Continue reading

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WIPLW (2/29/2016 – 3/7/2016)

Wednesday:

Regular Wednesday meetup at Cool Stuff. Sorry, I really slacked off with the pictures this time.

Monarch
pic2614165_lg2-4 Players • 45-60 Minutes

IMG_20160302_181256006Designed by Mary Flanagan, Zara Downs, and Max Seidman Continue reading

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