Seasons was published in 2012. It has become popular at the Headingley Games club
The game has a good review in Boardgamegeek.
The greatest sorcerers of the kingdom have gathered at the heart of the Argos forest, where the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons is taking place. At the end of the three year competition, the new archmage of the kingdom of Xidit will be chosen from among the competitors. Take your place, wizard! Equip your ancestral magical items, summon your most faithful familiars to your side and be ready to face the challenge!
Seasons is a tactical game of cards and dice which takes place in two phases:
The first phase “Prelude” consists of a card draft: the goal during this phase will be to establish own 9-card deck for the main part of the game and with it the strategy.
Once the Prelude is complete, each player must separate his 9 cards into 3 packs of 3 cards. He will begin the second phase of the game with his first pack of three cards, then gradually as the game progresses, he will receive the other two packets of three cards. Come and have a game at the club on a Thursday.
This Thursday, at the club, there was another game of PANDEMIC. Players don’t compete: they have to cooperate in order to stop the game generated virus wiping out the population of Earth. Often players squabble and are wiped out. A fantastic game that is highly rated. The group managed to win using the second most difficult game variant. A significant achievement.
London on Board-If you are in the big smoke it looks like a worthwhile visit. London on Board. You can find details on: http://www.londononboard.com/.
About London on Board
London on Board is a board game club that meets a couple of times a week in central London to play board and card games.
We’re a mixed bag of game players. Some of us have been playing board games for aaaaaages, some of us have only just begun to discover the wealth of board games out there. Some of us prefer Euros, others are more interested in the American style, dripping with theme board games. Some of us like abstracts. Some of us just like everything. All of us like to play games and just having a good time. We live all over London have been gathering players from all over Europe and beyond! They seem to meet 3 0r 4 times a week.
James has just joined the club facebook page. You can as well. He has a stack of games he can play. There are some good ones here. Come along and get playing.
We played two games in 25 minutes and we loved it. And we will play it again.
No Thanks! is a card game in which players pay a chip not to take a card from the middle of the play area. Each card has a certain amount of points on it. By taking the cards from the middle players add points to their ‘hand’. The idea of the game is to have the fewest points at the end of the game. So you must pay to keep your point total low.
The game consists of 33 cards numbered 3 through 35 and 55 playing chips. That’s it.
Oh, and a rules sheet.
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game (2011) was bring played last Thursday. Boardgamegeek reviews it well. Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game is a bone-breaking, breathtaking standalone card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Chaos, Dwarf, Wood Elf, Human, Orc, and Skaven teams compete against each other over the course of a brutal season. Customize your team by drafting Star Players, hiring staff, upgrading facilities, and cheating like mad. Lead your gang of misfits and miscreants to glory over your rivals all to become Spike! Magazine’s Manager of the Year! It’s ” sort of ” based on American football.
Published in 1991 by Gibson games Sherlock Holmes is a good easy to play game. Takes about 30 minutes. It has a big following. A great game.
Boardgame geek says “with illustrations from the original novels, this card game goes some way to evoke the feeling of the chase through Victorian London to unmask Moriarty and other villains. Players draw and lay cards in sequence, Movement, Location, Info, Action, Detectives and Villains. So I might take a train to the Country, find a clue and use a Disguise. I can use an Inspector, Arrest or Alibi card on my opponents and so on. Play ends either when an Arrest successfully reveals a Villain, or when a player discards their last card, a Villain, who Escapes. Scoring is based on cards remaining in your hand, and if you are the arresting or guilty player, caught with a Villain in your hand.”