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.
Galaxy Trucker. From Boardgamegeek and from our club players who agree: ”In a galaxy far, far away… they need sewer systems, too. Corporation Incorporated builds them. Everyone knows their drivers — the brave men and women who fear no danger and would, if the pay was good enough, even fly through Hell.
Now you can join them. You will gain access to prefabricated spaceship components cleverly made from sewer pipes. Can you build a space ship durable enough to weather storms of meteors? Armed enough to defend against pirates? Big enough to carry a large crew and valuable cargo? Fast enough to get there first?
Of course you can. Become a Galaxy Trucker. It’s loads of fun”
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.
In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. First published 2007 this Agricola has become an award-winning game. Boardgamegeek reviews it highly. The game at the Headingley Games Club was one of many. The five players had close results-22, 40, 41, 42 and 44 points.
Game of Thrones: The Boardgame. This was played by 6 players at the club recently . They seemed to enjoy it.
Game description from the publisher: King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the lands of Westeros brace for battle.In the second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, three to six players take on the roles of the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as they vie for control of the Iron Throne through the use of diplomacy and warfare. Based on the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones is an epic board game in which it will take more than military might to win. Will you take power through force, use honeyed words to coerce your way onto the throne, or rally the townsfolk to your side? Through strategic planning, masterful diplomacy, and clever card play, spread your influence over Westeros! More of the game system can be found here
1830-Robber Barons by Avalon Hill-Yes we are retro gaming again. This brilliant and evergreen game by Francis Tresham. Steve Mathews won by ignoring the train race and running his companies with obsolescent trains scooping in cash and boosting his share prices. The other raced to get more advanced trains in order to bankrupt someone. 1830 is a great game belonging to the 18xx series. Avalon took over the franchise later in its development.
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.
We had two group playing Puerto Rico by Rio Grande games which is one of the top Euro games. It is an economic development game based on an island where industry, plantations and public buildings are constructed. Each player takes turn to be governor. Victory points are acquired by shipping out goods from plantations, gaining rewards or owning buildings. A demanding but easy to play system means the game can be completed in 70 minutes. I tried a Indigo strategy and flopped into second place equal.
One of the best board games to go out over the last 10 years