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 14 September 2015

Games Played - 9 September 2015 featuring The Capitals

We had 11 people last Wednesday and split over 4 tables with 6 games played, Agricola, Acquire, China, San Juan together with 2 new games to the club, The Capitals and Scott's prototype civil war game, currently known as Cromwell. More details follow

Thursday 3 September 2015

Games Played - 2 September 2015

Moving into September, we had 17 people at this meeting including 5 newcomers - Keith, Carl, Justin, Zoe & Vicki. Games played were Power Grid deluxe, Voyages of Marco Polo, Carcassonne, Santiago de Cuba, Dead of Winter, Love Letter (The Hobbit) and 3 new games Siberia, Ora et Labora & Traders of Osaka. That's more new games in one week this month than in the entire 4 weeks of August. A few more details follow.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Call for playtester

It might seem like a modest proposal to call for a single playtester, but I already have an interested party (Steve H) and the game is 2-player! The game is called Cromwell and I have been developing it on and off for more than 3 years now. It is a block wargame very much in the mould of other Columbia Games titles such as Hammer of the Scots, Crusader Rex, Richard III, Texas Glory and Julius Caesar.  In its current form it has already undergone 10 playtest sessions and everyone who had played it has enjoyed it. I have recently resubmitted it to Columbia Games, but it is likely to be a month or two before they get round to considering it and in the meantime, the more playtests it undergoes the better.

I'll bring it to a Wednesday session and, while I could play it myself with Steve H, it would be better for him to face an opponent who is also new to the game. Please let me know if you are interested. Ideally you'll already have played another block wargame or, at the very least, be familiar with some board wargames. I'd say it is low-to-mid complexity for a wargame - which would put it in heavy Euro game territory - being a little more complex than the other Columbia titles mentioned above and certainly a step up from the likes of Command & Colors.

More information about the game can be found on my bgg profile and the game mapblock label graphics and some photos in my gallery.  

Tuesday 1 September 2015

August 2015 Recap

This is a recap of what was played during the month of August 2015. There were 4 sessions in the month and the average attendance was 14 with 21 different people over the month including 2 new visitors Nick & Peter O and also Jim F who came once before (back in November 2006, if I've got the right person). 30 games were played of 25 different titles (as last month I suppose that should really be 26 counting the 2 different Love Letter versions) and I include the list of these at the end of this post.