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Games Night

Much game playing fun was had tonight.

Due to Nicole having to go and cover the garbage gig for a Brazillian newspaper/journal at the last moment she had to bail so it left Seth, Dom and myself. We kicked off with a game of Carcassonne, which was good fun although at onbe point we all wondered if 'any' of the cities would actually be completed as the map was getting very chaotic! Dom won fairly convincingly.

We then brought out Ticket To Ride: Europe as Seth hadn't played that version and both Dom and myself wanted to give it a go with more than just the two of us. Western Europe got very crowded but I had some great destinations which pretty much allowed me to lay a straight path across Europe and collect a whole bundle of points. Needless to say that I ultimately won it even though Dom gave me a scare at the end by some blatant point-based tile laying in the wilderlands of nowhere!

We then turned our attention to a couple of Steve Jackson Games titles that none of us had played. 'Burn in Hell', a game where you are collecting the souls of the damned and 'SPANC' (Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls), a card game which sees your spacefaring feline crew go up against various challenges and win toys!

I think we must have fluffed the rules of 'Burn in Hell' because the game we played sucked. It was dull, linear and over in under half the suggested time. None of us fancied a rematch and Seth ended up winning by a few points more than Dom and myself respectively. It is also NOT a game to play if you are short-sighted. A lot of the action is stealing and burning your opponents 'souls' (cards) but the writing is quite small and if, like me, you can't read it across the table you're doomed! Despite this fact though the game still sucked.

SPANC on the otehr hand is a brilliant little game and one we're sure to play as a filler again in the future. It could do with having some more TOY cards as we went through the entire selection and had to reshuffle. I'd certainly recommend people having a gander at it.
                                                                                      

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exmoor_cat
Jun. 8th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
sounds good! Do you have it in the shop? Is it mainly box games you play?
angusabranson
Jun. 9th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
Yep, all games are available via your Friendly Local Games Store :p

We've been mainly playing card and board games recently but in a few weeks (when nicole gets back from Barzil) we're going to be alternating our card.board gaming with a bit of roleplaying courtesy of 7th Sea.

We're also looking at organising a couple of weekends (or at least all-dayer events either on a Saturday or Sunday). One will defintely be for Civilization plus other bits (maybe even Diplomacy), the other for non-Civi longer games as Seth isn't a fan of Civi.
exmoor_cat
Jun. 9th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
so who goes along then?
angusabranson
Jun. 9th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
At the moment it's just four of us. Nicole (goldmoonrj ), Seth and Dominic (husband of mrsdominic ). We usually play on Wednesdays with the occasional Thursday if the Wednesday is difficult for someone.

We'd be looking for 5-7 players for the Saturday/Sunday games.
exmoor_cat
Jun. 9th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
let me know whe the sat/sun games start!
colin_boyle
Jun. 9th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
If you need to make up numbers...
...then I would be happy to make Saturday / Sunday games.
Long time since I last won Diplomacy!
angusabranson
Jun. 9th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
Re: If you need to make up numbers...
....and what thinks you'll win this time round??? :D

You're welcome along without having to worry about being in the 'making up the numbers' department. Been a long time since I saw you!
colin_boyle
Jun. 9th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: If you need to make up numbers...
That'd be cool.
I am off on holiday from next Saturday for a fortnight, so July onwards would be good.

I shall win - and I'm not going to give you any advance warning as to how!
goldmoonrj
Jun. 10th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
In the end, the gig turned out to be on Thursday (yesterday), but I only knew this after it was too late to go over to your place. I'm still saving next Wednesday, though. :)
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