The Games We Play

The Games We Play

A repository of reports on the Wednesday night sessions of the club and anything else related to the club or boardgaming in general, which may be of interest to anyone who may be passing by.

Monday 19 February 2007

Session Summary 14 February 2007

14 February, Valentines Day and the attendance was down with just 4 adult members, although numbers were made up with some youngsters due to half term. In the absence of Dave C'snormal role playing session, Steve H took on the task of running the children's session and from the sound of it coming from the next door table they enjoyed themselves. That left Gordon, Steve P and I on the other table.

Games played as follows:

Tempus 90 mins
Player Posn. Points
Steve P 1 24
Dave D 2 23
Gordon 3 22

This one got a fair bit of play last year with Steve P behind it. As in most of the games played the result this time was close with the win going to Steve. For a long time during the game I thought Gordon was ahead, but he suffered as did I with a shortage of city sites and Steve was able to move ahead by building 2 late cities, while I got second place by virtue of the bonus points for developing flight at the end.

I see from the records that this is the third time I've played this and while I'm willing to play in the absence of anything I like better and I truly like the way a player can get a temporary advantage in technology , after which everyone catches up, I have to say I consider this rather ordinary.

Industrial Waste 60 mins
Player Posn. Points
Dave D 1 51
Gordon 2 33
Steve P 3 25

It's been a bit since this one had an outing although I was a bit surprised that Steve hadn't played before considering the amount of play the game has had. That and the fact that Gordon didn't seem toremember it that well gave me an advantage, but for a large part of the game I thought Steve was winning, but it became apparent at the end how cash strapped he was and the his lack of an order card forced him to take out 2 loans to cover his costs and the effects of the game end accident, so leaving me with a win that, from the scores, looks easier than it was.

On the other table Steve H ran Munchkin that looked like some type of card based role playing game, scores below

Munchkin 90 mins
Player Posn. Points
James 1 10
Daniel 2 4
Matthew 3= 3
Charlotte 3= 3
Steve H

Munchkin 50 mins
Player Posn. Points
James 1= 6
Daniel 1= 6
Matthew 1= 6
Charlotte 4 1
Steve H

Until Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy both Tempus and Industrial Waste but I suppose they are both rather ordinary. They have a similar weight and take a similar time to play. I do think as a pair of games they add up to a satisfying session.

    In both cases the best man won. Dave easily outplayed Steve and I at Industrial Waste and Steve made the best job of staking out his turf at Tempus.