December 9th, 2008

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We beat Ghost Stories...!!!


Ghost Stories by Asmodee USA is a great co-operative board game for 1 to 4 players. I first played it a month or so back with Sean and David from work and really enjoyed it. As it's a co-operative game it's a "everyone wins" or "everyone loses" game. Up until tonight I'd not seen anyone win the game.

This evening Seth, Chris, James and myself kicked Japanese Ghostly Butt and succeeded in defending the village from the underworld nasties to survive another night!

To be fair, we were playing at Initiate level (the easiest of four levels of play) but I am still impressed. It was still hairy at times with a seemingly endless onslaught of ghosts appearing all over the village tryign to invade but with a good use of our own innate powers, the help of villagers and good teamwork we managed to come out on top.

Everyone enjoyed the game and I want to play it again now at the regular level of play to see if we can duplicate our success. It'll be a while before I/we tackle the latter levels of play though - we had a look at the rules differences and I really can't see us succeeding there unless we know the game inside out and play without making a single wrong turn...