Keyflower by R&D games.

A player has introduced us to a new game Keyflower. It was well-received.

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Keyflower is a game for two to six players played over four rounds. Each round represents a season: spring, summer, autumn, and finally winter. Each player starts the game with a “home” tile and an initial team of eight workers, each of which is colored red, yellow, or blue. Workers of matching colors are used by the players to bid for tiles to add to their villages. Matching workers may alternatively be used to generate resources, skills and additional workers, not only from the player’s own tiles, but also from the tiles in the other players’ villages and from the new tiles being auctioned.

In spring, summer and autumn, more workers will arrive on board the Keyflower and her sister boats, with some of these workers possessing skills in the working of the key resources of iron, stone and wood. In each of these seasons, village tiles are set out at random for auction. In the winter no new workers arrive and the players select the village tiles for auction from those they received at the beginning of the game. Each winter village tile offers VPs for certain combinations of resources, skills and workers. The player whose village and workers generate the most VPs wins the game.

Tonight is games night at the Headingley Games Club

Forget the tennis and football. Tonight 3rd July is games night at Heart. 6.30pm onwards. Details on the website. Post up your games reports on our Facebook page  and I will put them on the website:
We are open tonight. Tonight is Games night at the Heart Centre Headingley
6.30pm onwards.

Breakthrough: Cambrai-November 1917

We are trying out “Breakthrough: Cambrai” this Thursday. This is and area movement system and we have had one game already and are ready to give it another go now we have got a hold of some of the rules. Welcome to November 1917.

Breakthrough: Cambrai is two player game simulating the British assault to breach the “Hindenburg Line” between November 20 and December 3, 1917. One player controls the British forces, the other the German forces. The object of the game is to control a certain number of areas on the map or, for the British, to exit units off the map into certain perimeter zones says Boardgame geek.

The game impulse uses mechanics and area movement (where players alternate “mini-turns”) similar to popular games like Breakout: Normandy, Storm over Arnhem, Cassino, Turning point: Stalingrad and Monty’s Gamble: Market Garden.

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A period of neglect.

Yes. A period of neglect. A long holiday and playing too many games…can there be too many? All this meant I haven’t had much time to update this website, which is a pity as the club is thriving with plenty of gamers and lots of different games played from all periods and ranges. Come along and join in on our regular Thursday night sessions at the Heart Centre.


Tonight is games night at the Headingley Games Club

Don’t stay in and watch South Korea play Belgium. Tonight 26th June is games night at Heart. 6.30 pm onwards. Details on the website. Post up your games reports on our Facebook group and I will put the on the website:
headingleygamesclubThe site for information about Headingley Games Club Leeds…Lots of interesting games to play.

Headingley Games Day at Heart on Saturday March 29th . WE ARE READY-WE THINK.

We have worked out all the details now. Our thriving club is putting on a games day on Saturday March 29th. The large Shire Oak hall is booked. It’s a chance to try out those long games which can’t be easily cleared in an evening. But any game can be played whatever its length of play. This not a commercial fair with trade stands etc but if someone wants to come and demo’ a game they are welcome. Headingley Games Day at Heart will last from 10 am to 5.00 pm. Use our Facebook page to arrange stuff. If you have any second-hand games for sale an unsupervised will be set aside for you to place a limited amount of sales. SEE YOU THERE.


Diamant-Go down the mines and get jewels.

Four stars on Boardgamegeek. Diamant is a quick, fun game of push-your-luck. Players venture down mine shafts by turning up cards from a deck, sharing the gems they find on the way down. Before the next card is turned up, you have the chance to leave the mine and stash your finds, including any gems you get on the way out.

Why would you leave? Because the deck also contains hazards, scorpions, snakes, poison gases, explosions and rockfalls. When a duplicate hazard turns up (such as a second scorpion), anyone left in the shaft has to flee for safety and loses all the gems they got this turn. The trick is, the more players that leave, the bigger your share in the next card will be. Published in 2005. We started playing it again. 15 minutes a game. A good family game also.