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 31 May 2016

Games Played - 25 May 2016

There were 10 in attendance this week, splitting into 3 tables of 4-3-3

On one of the tables, Dave D, Rob and myself opted for a game of Deus, which turned out to be a surprisingly fast playing unusual game of Deus

We all started in positions away from each other and was able to opt for a strategy fairly quickly and unopposed

Rob opted for a coin strategy, so much so he was able to buy any resources he pleased and quickly surrounded 2 barbarian villages unchallenged and looted all the VP's located there

It appeared Dave went for a resource strategy as at one point had a huge pile of resources to hand and again was able to build anything and similarly surrounded a nearby village

I opted for a bit of everything, at one point I was worried I would be blocked but fortunately my one and only 'ship' card came out which I was able to build and subsequently on my next turn a 'military' building which allowed me to move 0-4 spaces and spread out from my location

What was surprising is that not one temple was built the entire game, I think at some point we all had the opportunity to build one but opted for something different - I have not played a game where this has happened before!!

All in all a very close game with Rob and myself sharing the win as there was no mention of a tie breaker

Next up was Priests Of Ra, this was new to me and I enjoyed it very much, I was very fortunate to pick up double Ankh's on the first 2 Epochs which saw me get the win - definitely beginners luck though I feel

Happy gaming

Monday 30 May 2016

Quartermaster General Tournament at Strategy GameCon

You may or may not be aware that a large new gaming convention is going to be held in Telford from August 25-28th. Details are still sketchy, but the first boardgaming tournament has been announced: Quartermaster General on Saturday 27th.

Spare place for Agricola tournament at UK Games Expo

Someone has dropped out of the Agricola tournament taking place this Saturday from 9.30am at the UK Games Expo. This means a ticket is likely to be available. If you are interested then please contact me at: