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.
Another game is being readied for play at the Headingley Games Club. It’s ZOMBICIDE. Come and join the destruction of the living Dead at the club. No! Not the club members; the little plastic models in the game. Boardgamegeek review says
Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly, controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets.
Find weapons, kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get; the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. The only way out is zombicide!
Play ten scenarios on different maps made from the included modular map tiles, download new scenarios from the designer’s website, or create your own! Matthew has bought the full set of toys so get ready for Zombie hunting.
Carcassonne was played last week. One of the most popular games Carcassonne attract a wide following. It is a simple system but an interplay that creates a complex range of strategies and game play. It is one the most popular selling games of the last decade. It’s good for family games, hardened gamers and club games. Boardgamegeek reviews it well. It has many upgrades and can even be downloaded as an ap’ or your phone or i pad .
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.
Another tense and hard fought game of Twilight Struggle with Bernie last week (one day we will finish this in an evening).
We finished at the start of turn 8. Bernie (USSR) was on + 5 VPs, and would have drawn “WarGames” in his next hand. With Defcon at or around 2, this would have placed him tantalisingly close to global Communist victory. My sense was that if I survived the next two turns, I would be ok. Asia and Africa were in the US bag, and the Americas not far behind. Only Europe had come close to total collapse, but the “Chernobyl” card had allowed me to stabilise it.
It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. As with GMT’s other card-driven games, decision-making is a challenge; how to best use one’s cards and units given consistently limited resources?
A giant 24ft by 6ft table of beaches sea and hinterland of a mythical invasion of Ibiza in 1942 was put on in all day epic WW2 game by the Wakefield and district Wargamers last Saturday March 16th. About 10 players participated. Air & sea warfare preceded the landing as the allies fought to seize the two airfields. An epic game and an amazing effort from Andy Tim and others. Here are some scenes from the game:
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
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.