Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quick game of Republic of Rome, Early Republic, ends in failure

Solo 4P Game of ROR ends quickly because BOTH Punic Wars came out, plus the Illyrian War, on the first game turn. Even as Dictator Flaminius could not even defeat the Illyrian War, and the First Punic...well they could not even tackle a Naval Battle!

Lowly Pawn Promotes to Queen and cinches victory for Sean at the Coffee Zone Tuesday morning!

Sean was playing White and my eagerness to checkmate him with my two rooks allowed him to move a white pawn down into my first rank, turn it into a Queen, and Checkmate me in that instant!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Patty Skypants wins 2-day marathon Epic Caveperson Classic!

Patty Skypants just won the tiebreaker game in the "MLK Day Memorial Caveperson Classic" by beating me in "Carcassone: Hunters & Gatherers" by ten points!  Her prize was a bottle of Fiber Advance Gummies.

MLK day "Caveperson Classic" bound up in a Tie! Tiebreaker on Tuesday night!

Patty womped me in "Carcassone: Hunters & Gatherers" with a score of 181 to 173 with clever play of her Village systems, and then I womped her at Stone Age by doing well with card collection and getting lucky with Gold collection, and scoring 255 to 230.  Well, I guess they weren't "wompings" to be technical about it. Long story short, we have to have a tiebreaker game of "Carcassone: Hunters & Gatherers" tonight during the snow storm!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thebes the game...Dig it!

Patty Skypants (my wife)  won the Archaeology game, "Thebes" 100 points to my 91 points in a game yesterday.  I didn't do very well digging in Egypt, and she did really well there.  Also, she got a lot more "specialized knowledge" than I managed to get. This is a great game and I have played it with EB and BR.   I don't think I have shown it to CW yet, but I think he would enjoy it.

Today, when the temperature is below 10 degrees Farenheit outside,  we have a two-game, 2P tournament scheduled called "Caveperson Classic"....the games Stone Age and Carcassone: Hunters and Gatherers back-to-back.  May the best Cave Being win!

Looks like snow tomorrow, so I may not be able to attend Game Night at Valhalla's or a Chess lesson with CW the next day, although he has graciously volunteered to come to my house for the Chess Lesson.  Nice. Let's hope the snow doesn't materialize and I can go to Game Night!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wonderful New Game tried out with 4 players...."7 Ages"!

Yesterday we had a 4-player learning game of "7 Ages." and there was some confusion with the rules but we got them worked out, mainly, and all agreed to play again.  EB's Aztecs built the Great Library and went wild alone in the Americas, so he won easily, helped by the fact that EB did not ever use "wild card" actions!  WF's Phoenicians and Normans did pretty well too and capitalized on the fact that he was earlier in the player order, so won the naval bonuses. WF also launched the Siamese into a colonial province of my Khmers, but the Khmers fended them off, just barely. The Khmer capital was devastated by the ensuing riots.  This was the only combat of the day, but we got that worked out also.  CW's Seljuks in Asia did well and he also had the Koreans in Asia and the Venetians in Europe. My Khmers colonized China, weirdly enough, and the Sinhalese were dominant in India.  My Swedes did not really get going in time because we quit at 1:30 p.m., having learned the basic mechanics of the game.

I seem to be missing a lot of game pieces, I don't know if it's the counter mix errata or what, but I have to go through and make allowances somehow before the next game!

I intend to run it for my library game choice, probably in May, after my choice on February 20th, which is 1830.

All in all, a good new game for our repertoire!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

A review of 2015

Some game victories, notably Silverton and Star Trek Catan. A more complete post on this subject to follow later, right now I have to eat breakfast and rush off to a game of  "7 Ages" we are trying out at the library. More on that too. This is a post to promise more posts in 2016  related to gaming and all things gaming. Ta-Ta!