I played this twice on Saturday morning. Once over breakfast and once at the venue. I can't actually remember what happened in the first one, but I finished dead last in the second one! (I still love the game, though!)
I'm not a big cricket fan by any means - I'd watch T20 if it was on TV but little else - and yet this was probably my obscure find of the event. I played this three times over the weekend and now the English owner (who's in my gaming group) and I are starting an ongoing competition.
My only big game of the weekend. We tried to tackle this first thing on Sunday but called time shortly before 2pm(!). It was pretty epic, and will get better with future plays, especially now that we understand it...a bit!
I've heard a lot of good things about this game and was keen to give it a go. I'd play it again, but it didn't meet my expectations, to be honest. I felt like I couldn't really plan ahead, which made it slower than it probably should be. I cleaned up on the scoring side of things but mostly because I was using a couple of basic scoring methods over and over.
Pretty busy weekend for me, so didn't get to actually play many - but I am super stoked I got to play this! (and currently the only copy in NZ!)
I have this coming on Kickstarter, and it is just a wee bit overdue (*cough2012cough*) - so it was awesome to get to play it, and it did not disappoint. Now I'm looking forward to mine arriving even more! And the 'minis' (some are not so mini) are amazing. Will this be the game to get me to try my hand at painting?
I ran a tournament for this on Saturday, and was really pleased with how it all went, and the great turn out. I think I will run another in the future! I'll post all the Kingdom sets in a few days. Thanks for all those who participated, and to AndrewW, who gave up part of his valuable gaming time to help me with admin for the tournament.
I'm trying to get everyone to play this game: the latest Vlaada Chvátil game straight outta GenCon. Well, a version put together from Snake Oil components, poker chips, and my homemade app (get it here!).
Played this in two separate occasions over the weekend.
Yeah, Jason already put it on the list, but the tournament was great fun. Any chance for me to play Dominion is always good, and especially good when I finally got to play with some Dominion: Adventures cards (which I then promptly purchased).
Another Vlaada Chvátil tribute and one of my personal favourites. This is probably the game I was most happy to play, as I don't often get it to the table. Especially because we used the IV ships and adventures (which went about as expected - most of the ship got blown to smithereens).
This game took up most of Sunday, and left me without a mind when it was completed. I'd never played before, but it didn't seem too hard to pick up the rules. One more from Vlaada Chvátil. We played the co-op version (Blitz), but sadly failed to sack three cities in time.
Hadn't played this before, but it was quite good. I found Forbidden Island to be too easy, so this was a breath of fresh, dry, sand-choked air. The four of us mostly fumbled about, scampering from well to well without doing much searching. We ended up as desiccated corpses in the sun.
The last game of my weekend tribute to Vlaada Chvátil. This game is ridiculously silly, with players holding their hands up to their heads and making bunny/moose ear/antlers (with optional, mechanically-relevant tongue-sticking out).