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


  1. Yes, two good games. Deus was an odd one. I'd not tried much with armies in previous games and was impressed how much cash they got me in the first few rounds. Very close in the end. Which is more than can be said for Priests of Ra - beginner's luck or not, you gave us a proper pasting! I didn't notice anything that would make me prefer this version to Ra, but I've only played each of them once so maybe I missed something. Rob.

  2. Thanks for posting this Stan, it's good to have someone else doing it, while I'm going through one of my periodic losses of interest in doing it myself. I'll post again myself at some point, but anyone who attends is welcome to post here.

    As you said Deus was a very odd game, I think that most of the temples must have gone through my hand at some point during the game and just when I decided that I could build one, someone did something to screw up the requirements. Then the game ended.

    Priests of Ra, I also don't think there is any reason to prefer over Ra, but also don't see any reason to prefer Ra. Ra seems to be the most highly regarded, but I wonder how much of that is due to it coming first and if Priests had come first opinions would be different.