Played with Joel, Jerrod, Christine, and Kel on Friday night. Jerrod won. Been far too long since we’ve seen Joel and Christine, good to get a game in with them :)
Quick game with Kel after my date night with the oldest (went to see “Escape Planet Earth” in 3D).
Thought this would be a quick game due to all the Money on the table, but we both went for Witches and loaded up with Curses… Or I should say *I* got loaded up with curses. Several hands in a row I got almost all action cards, with none of them having Action. At the same time, Kel was able to load me up with curses and it was pretty much a done game. Also one of Kel’s highest scoring games: final score was Kel with 50, and me with 22.
Decided to play a quick solo game of this Friday night after the kids went to bed. Rematch of the same teams used last time, the Heroes won again, though this time the battle came down to a 1v1 match.
I remembered the morale rules this time, and they had a devastating effect on the Undead, killing off 3 of the 7 after the heroes killed a transfixed Vlad early in the match. The cleric and ranger went down shortly after, the cleric swarmed by skeletons and the ranger picked off by a blazing skeleton’s ranged attack. The skeleton that killed the ranger also managed to kill the wizard, but wasn’t a match for the fighter who had been busy moping up the flesh golem and the skeleton swarm.
Good game, the rules are coming really easily now: I think I only had to stop to look up rules maybe two times. Really liking this system.
Also played a game of this on family game night this past Saturday. We had a lot of fun giving each other grief and trying to mess each other up. Kel won.
Family game this past Saturday! We played two games of this, I won both. This was our first time playing this game as a family, and I liked it. I think we need to let the kids have the easier cards, as the tough cards were WAY too tough for the kids. A lot of fun though. Hopefully the cards don’t get repeated too often, as there aren’t many that come with the game.
Solo game played Friday night after finishing studying. Everyone was either in bed or playing the new Skyrim DLC :P
I have to say, I’m really impressed with this ruleset. I’d read it before and thought it sounded fun, but this was my first time actually playing the game. Although I had to look up several rules as I was playing, by the end of the game everything was flowing very smoothly. There’s enough unpredictability to keep things interesting and yet enough strategy that I could pretty easily see mistakes I had made in hindsight.
For teams I stated up a pretty uneven match: the heroes from the Castle Ravenloft boardgame (all personalities) versus a horde of undead led by Vlad with a Flesh Golem in tow. With a heavily wooded battle area, the Ranger’s “Forester” ability along with “Shooter: Long” ability proved really useful. The Cleric was the first death though, as he rushed into combat with the flesh golem before the Dragonborn Fighter could get a chance to engage as well: down in one hit. I missed a rule with this death, as I forgot I had given the golem the “Savage” ability (making nearby enemies check morale on any death). The Wizard then transfixed the golem, and it went down shortly after while Vlad and his cadre of skeleton warriors were picked off as they tried to advance towards the Ranger, constantly ambushing from the woods.
Vlad demands a re-match.
Another “take that” game we played on 1/25. From the same game designer that made “Poo: The Card Game”, this one has players grabbing each others nuts. I think I liked this one more, though we definitely can’t get this one for the kids. Kel won this one.
Another that Angie brought over for our game night last Friday (1/25). This one was really different from most games we play, it’s a straight up “take that” style game. We had a lot of fun flinging poo at each other. I think the kids will really like this one, we need to get it.
Kel was technically the first one out, but so got the “golden banana” (?) and got to come back in. Then I got out, then Kel again, then Brett. Ang won.
This was next up on our game night with Brett and Angie (1/25). Angie brought over her new copy of the Alchemy expansion for Dominion. I liked some of the new cards and look forward to trying the potion mechanic. Some of the effects were pretty complex and are going to take some getting used to. That could be really good for us though, given how often we’ve played this in the past.
Game got really long as Brett loaded up on Thief and consistently trashed ALL our money. Was crazy. In the end Gardens ended up being worth more than Duchies for both Kellie and I. Final score was Kel 25, Me 24, Angie 12, Brett 4.
Over a week old now, this game was played last Friday (1/25) when Brett and Angie brought over a few new games to play. I really liked this one, it was an interesting twist on something similar to the card game “speed” and Taboo. Anomia is the perfect name.
We first played the blue deck, Bret and I tied for the win at 12, Kel had 9, and Angie had 8. Second play was with the red deck which was a little more difficult I thought. I won, didn’t get the rest of the scores.
This game was actually played on Sunday night, and was the first time we’ve actually played with the correct rules for two-players. Crazy. The first few times we played this was with four players, and we never thought to look for rules specific to the number of players… oh well, we had a lot of fun playing the “wrong” way.
The game is definitely a lot more tense played the correct way: a lot more blocking involved. I actually liked the game a LOT more than I have in the past. That might also have to do with the fact that Kel didn’t kick my butt nearly as bad as she usually does. She won 138 to 141.
We were invited over to a friends house for dinner and a game last Saturday. We had some *excellent* Ethiopian dishes, let the kids run around the house for awhile, then popped in a movie for the kids and got to planting some beans :)
This was the first time either Meghan or Mark had played, though they picked it up quick and we ended up having a pretty cut throat game. I thought for sure that Mark was winning the entire game, and then (much too late) realized that Kel was kicking our butts. Final scores ended up being Kel 23, Meghan 17, Mark 16, and Me 14. Mark was the only one to buy a third bean field.