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.

Friday 15 July 2016

Games Played - 13 July 2016

A total of 10 in attendance this week, we split into 4-3-3, 4 for Power Grid, 3 for Kingdom of Kiralysag (I must try out by the way Scott!!) and Mark W, Steve W and myself opted for the following


First time played at the club, the theme is about helping to build up Egypt by sailing off your building blocks to various structures on the mainland

Steve's strategy was the Building Chamber where a contiguous chain of blocks can score heavily at the end game, Mark was able to pick up points pretty much every round by contributing towards the Pyramid and the Temple Wall, I opted for the tallest Obelisk for big points at the end of the game

Steve was able to pick up the majority of the Market cards along the way (at the disgust of Mark!!!!) which helped towards an end game victory

A relatively fast playing fun game (so I thought anyway), would like to bring again due to the simplicity but lots of strategy


Next up was Stockpile, another fast playing, fun stock trading game where each round you have some insider info, some publicly known info and some unknown info, it all adds to a really cool and fun game which all players thoroughly enjoyed

Mark came away with the victory, stock splits held until the end and majority shares in most companies for end game scoring meant a resounding victory

Next time we can try the advanced game with varying player abilities - good stuff


Last up was a fun little card game about trying to recycle goods but being terrible at it as leaving waste each time a delivery is made, some really neat ideas in this game, lots to think about but fun at the same time

I came away with the victory at the end

Another excellent night of gaming, already looking forward to next week!!!


  1. Stan - Kingdom of Kiralysag is underdoing a refit at the moment. It will be back in about 3 weeks time, in a new slightly shorter and easier-to-play format.

  2. Fantastic, count me in for the next sitting