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.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Games Played 20 August 2014

We were in a different room this week as the one we usually used was being used  for a meeting. Many thanks to the Stag who didn't charge us, so everyone in attendance had a free week. There were 10 of us split into 3 groups playing Acquire, Factory Manager, Tzolk'in, Guillotine, Legendary: Villains and Greed, the latter two being new games.

Mike, Bob & I played a couple of games that have not been played recently, the first of these being Acquire which is a perennial favourite that has been played in every year but one since 2003, the last time being in March last year. This game (played using the 1999 edition) built to a situation with all 7 chains on the board before the first merger occurred causing consolidation which would lead to the end although 1 or 2 chains would reform along the way before that happened. Mike won, having the majority in the safe Phoenix chain at the end. I had a majority in the second safe chain (Sackson), while Bob was second in each and did well out the merger of the reformed Quantum chain before the end.

The second game was Factory Manager, which I thought might interest Bob with his Power Grid addiction. We played this a number of times when it first appeared at the end of 2009 and once the following year, but have not played at the club since. I thought from memory that the scores seemed a bit low, but looking back they seem to be on a par with the other recorded games. This ended up as another win for Mike, who had a good week to set against the bad one which Matt commented on last week.

Also played was Tzolk'in, Greed, the latest from Donald X. Vacarino (I hope it's better than Kingdom Builder) and Legendary: Villains, which I know is another Marvel deck building game, but I'm not sure whether it's a different game or just the same game as the original but simply transposing the heroes and villains.

At the end of the evening, Mark & I played a quick game of Guillotine, while he was waiting for his lift. This does actually make a very good (if fairly mindless) 2 player filler for occasions like this.

All the results follow.

Acquire - 75 Mins.
3Dave D34900
Legendary: Villains - Marvel Deck Building Game - 120 Mins.
1Mark W51
2Steve W36
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - 120 Mins.
3Steve H66
Factory Manager - 75 Mins.
2Dave D229
Greed - 30 Mins.
2Steve W215
3Mark W140
Guillotine - 15 Mins.
1Mark W32
2Dave D31

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