Just spent a very pleasent evening playing boardgames
with Mr Dominic. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy gaming and have made a
resolution to get more games of all sorts played. Christ, I have enough
of the damn things I should really get some use out of them! Plus I
could call it 'market research' and 'staff training' if I really had to
start justifying myself :p
This evening we had two games of the classic SPACE HULK by Games
Workshop (I played the Marines in the first game and the genestealers
in the second - The Genestealers won both games!) followed by a couple
of games of the brilliant CARCASSONNE by Rio Grande Games. Dom had
never played Carcassonne before but he really enjoyed it despite
loosing on both attempts (grins).
Plans are afoot for another session next week if we can fit it in.
I'm off to Vienna! Yay! I've never been to Austria before and Vienna is
a city I've wanted to see for many, many years (and no, not just
because of my strong Tremere connections). I'm leaving on Friday 29th
April and coming back on Monday 2nd May. Maggie has arranged it all
(bless her) and we're using it as a tester to see if we get along as
travelling companions with the view of hitting Rome and a few other
places around Europe over the coming months. I've been wanting to go
travelling again for bloody ages but haven't really had anyone with the
money who wanted to go to. Of course for future trips if anyone else
fancies coming along the more the merrier!
What is it with women at the moment? A load of the women
in my life at present seem to either live in Manchester or have strong
connections with it!! What gives? I've not even been to Manchester for
a good 3-4 years since the Camarilla National which was held in the
hotel up there and the great night at Gilly's Rock World (or whatever
it's called!). I guess I should go up there again and then meet a load
of women from London or something!! (Remembers the time years ago that
he went clubbing in Nottingham only to end up snogging someone who
lived in West London! Duh!)
Apart from Christian and co being really nice guys they've also snapped up two of my favourite boardgames to rerelease this year.
Just spotted that they've announced Britannia 2nd Ed and Fury of Dracula (previously by Games Workshop). They are also rereleasing Warrior Knights which is another old GW classic but which I never got round to presonally playing. Their new Marvel Heroes Strategy Game looks really interesting too.
Mayfair Games are also releasing a 3-D Special Edition of Settlers of Catan (which is quite possibly my FAVOURITE boardgame - certainly top 3) to celebrate the games 10th anniversary.
It's shaping up to be another great year for the board games sector of the market, and another expensive one for me. Especially as Hasbro are rereleasing Roborally, Monsters Menace America, Great Dalmuti and Guillotine (as well as some new titles!).
Makes having a dedicated board games night a distinct possibility again :p