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.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Games Played 10th June 2015

A real mix of games tonight, some old ones re-appearing at the Club after quite an absence (Der Ausreisser and Mystery Rummy), some new (Firefly and Bombay), a heavyweight (Nations) and some lighter fare (Colt Express and Bombay).   I (Mike) was on the 'fluffy' table with Suzy, Steve K and Stan, starting with an interesting pick up and deliver game called Bombay, using cute elephant pieces to move cubes around a map, a bit like "Age of Steam - lite" I suppose, just the right length at 60 minutes.  "Colt Express" is definitely "RoboRally - lite", programming your moves and attacks (punches and bullets rather than lasers, as befits the Wild West setting) to pick up booty, it was a lot of fun, except perhaps for Stan who ended up with no booty at all as I couldn't resist punching him in the face one last time.  Finally a truly evil game first released in 1991 called Der Ausreisser based on long-distance cycling, I had hoped that I'd cracked the others after a brutal 3rd race of 4 saw them all ship lots of penalties, but the wheels fell off for me in the last race and Suzy narrowly overhauled me for a deserved win.  A really enjoyable night's gaming on our table.


  1. I have played one game of Colt Express. It was a 6 player, noisy, riot of fun. I don't mind if I don't play it again but that one time was a blast.

  2. I was definitely picked on in Colt Express, I was punched, shot at and robbed several times but was still an enjoyable game - components are fantastic!!

    Bombay also has cool components, I remember several pink palaces making it onto the board which is always cool to see

    Der Ausreisser is just mean!!!!!!! Good fun though

    Overall an enjoyable nights gaming - sometimes several fluffy games are just as good as one big heavy game on the night