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.

Friday 23 February 2007

Session Summary 21 February 2007

There were 8 of us this week and it was good to see Richard and Paul who we haven't seen for some time, so we split into 2 sets of 4 and played games.

Industrial Waste 120 mins
Dave D171
Richard C358

There was some discussion about what to play and we decided on this with the intention of playing something else afterwards, however I have never known any game of Industrial Waste like this. Early on I thought Richard was doing well being ahead on the innovation and growth tracks and while I was just behind on innovation I was behind on growth and thought everyone else was ahead on money, seemingly producing lots of orders, while I seemed to be making all mine by selling raw materials ( I think I only made 2 orders in the first half of the game). However there was a series of accidents affecting the other players and they all ended up taking loans. Then things seemed to turn when I paid for some raw materials, but was then unable to produce an order so ended up taking a loan, when everyone else was repaying theirs. Things turned back OK, the loan was soon repaid and as the game finished I maxed out the innovation and growth tracks, Jason got second place through good innovation score. Richard and particularly Paul, who ended up taking 2 loans right at the end were heavily hit by the end game accident.

After that mammoth session, there did not seem to be a suitable filler available (I must remember to get round to repairing my Guillotine box) and some discussion went on about different types of games and what people liked and disliked. There was notable disagreement as to which side was best in Fury of Dracula, with Paul suggesting that Dracula hadn't got a chance, while Matt, joining in from the other table, unsurprisingly held the exact opposite view. I would suggest that this indicates that both are wrong and the game is more balanced than either suggests.

On the other table, we had:

Amun-Re 70 mins
Richard B141
Steve H239

We usually want 5 players for this one, but this was was an exception and probably as a result, was a very quick game. It looked very close for the first 3 places.

On the Underground 70 mins
Richard B1=44
Steve H440

Isn't it just typical you wait weeks for a game and then one arrives when you're doing something else. Oh Well. Another very close game. Apparently Matt was involved in play testing this at an early stage in development.Dodgy picture below (no flash).

Until next week.

1 comment:

  1. "It looked very close for the first 3 places."

    More accurately summed up as:

    Matt was rubbish.