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GCL Beehive #139: Road Trips
Fernando Robert Yu
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Board Game: Road Trip
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Fernando Robert Yu
It's been a tough 2 weeks as I have been on the road last week (driving 700 KM by myself not including the distance I travelled in someone else's car) and this week I am in Malaysia where I will be travelling from Kuala Lumpur down South all the way to Johor Bahru in 4 days. It's part of work but with the Southeast Asian summer heat it really is draining.
My question to all you Beehivers is how long have you driven/ridden in a single trip? When I say trip it could be several days worth similar to what I'm doing now.
Fernando Robert Yu
Which boardgame featuring an actual map of a place is your favorite? It could be any actual map (ie a city map, a country map, or even a global map).
Fernando Robert Yu
Finally, which game have you tried has actually given you the feeling that you have travelled? Note that the game does not have to be based on real maps or places in this case...
Games, games and more games!
It's school holidays, and most days we only had things on for half of the day, so part of the day was spent in games - generally four games each day, one chosen by each of us. Zoo's Who was often played in pairs, which is why it takes top spot. Cluedo got to the stage that the boys were complaining it was coming out too often, but my daughter loves it and requested it at all 6 gaming sessions!
With adults, my husband and I played a borrowed copy of Twilight Struggle on the weekend, and he absolutely hated it!! His ability to roll low dice may have had something to do with it. Other than that, most of my gaming was our Friday night session, with just the odd Star Realms play (the original rather than the new version as it was easier to find - and is now boxless, as I picked it up and the box broke in my hand - cards everywhere! It is now stored in a ziplock bag instead! Clearly played this far too much!).
Games played with other adults:
4x Star Realms
1x Ascension: Deckbuilding Game
1x Twilight Struggle
1x Power Grid
1x The Downfall of Pompeii
1x Race for the Galaxy
1x Terra Mystica
Games played with my children:
8x Zoo's Who?
4x Story Craze (a game I was asked to review that's not in the database yet)
4x Wildlife Adventure
3x Machi Koro
3x Well You Bowled!
2x Top Trumps Tournament
2x Magic Cauldron Game
1x Travel Trivia: Birds & Beasts
1x Monopoly Hotels
1x Wild World Lotto
1x Winner's Circle
They explained everything in detail and at great length. After they finished I sat, despondent, contemplating a bleak and empty future. "I’m glad you’re depressed" said one. "It means you’ve understood the situation.”
Got in a couple of plays at an open gaming session. I was the British in both games and snagged a victory at Loos but fared badly on the first day of the Somme. The KickStarter The Great War: Tank Expansion arrived yesterday with some damage in transit. I have contacted PSC Games so we'll have to wait and see how that works out.
Also played Blood Rage where I gave a master class in how to lose from a commanding position and a few games with the Little Fish and one of their chums like Zombie Dice 2: Double Feature, Von 0 auf 100, Beep! Beep! and Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.
Finally managed to get a bit of lunchtime gaming with one play of Parade.
Very light gaming week, just a few games with the kids--and mostly with the younger ones. I'll give G-o-t-W to Richard Ritterschlag, which is like a kids' version of Carcassonne. It needs a couple house rules to make it good, but it's not bad for an entry-level game with a five/six-year-old.
10 Android: Netrunner x4 A couple new data packs have come out in the last month, and I'm really looking forward to finding an afternoon to build a few new decks, plus revisit some older ones.
6 The Magic Labyrinth x3
N/A Unpublished Prototype x3 My new design continues to do well, I've been testing it at lower player counts (2p and 3p) and it scales really well. Very happy.
5 Richard Ritterschlag x2
8 Splendor x2
4 Forbidden Island Preston and I come up short...
6 San Juan Still only enjoy this game with the nerfed Guild Hall and the expansion buildings.
8 Thurn and Taxis I've volunteered to GM this at PrezCon Summer Nationals this year.
What are you doing!? I don't even know you!
A slow week, with only one gaming session and a few plays with my younger daughter. Nothing to write home about, really.
5 x Funny Bunny
2 x For Sale
1 x Cockroach Poker
1 x Fit the Word!
1 x Holterdipolter
1 x Unpublished Prototype
Another decent week for gaming. On Sunday we visited some friends in Bristol for a games afternoon, which increased the count a bit, but there were a good few plays other than that...
8.0 Biblios x2 - There were just two of us at our work lunchtime session this time, but Biblios works very well for two.
4.0 Magikus x2 - Trying out one of the unplayed Lego games - not the best, shall we say.
7.0 BraveRats x3 - Rapidly becoming Miss B's go-to quicky for two, which is fine by me.
N/A Wooly Bully - A decent tile laying game we played with friends at a local coffee shop on the last day of the school holidays.
N/A Odin's Ravens (second edition) x2 - Another one Miss B is developing some real enthusiasm for (as am I), and I am yet to beat her!
N/A Lord of the Rings: The Duel - I think the basic game play is good here, but the scoring (and the wobbly bridge!) is a huge thematic disconnect, which was a real turn-off for Miss B.
5.0 Skip-Bo - We'll just say that Miss B doesn't want to play this one again.
5.0 Mastermind - Another current favourite of Miss B's, and she's getting pretty good at it.
N/A Zany Penguins - Very cute art and interesting "play or keep" decisions to make.
9.0 Tsuro - Perfect for a quick game to fill before lunch.
7.0 Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise - This one didn't go my way this time, as I was outmanoeuvred by everyone!
8.0 Push It x2 - All the fun, all the time; and fortune favoured me this time.
7.0 GemPacked Cards - Decent fun in colour blending -- though always seems to end a bit too quickly.
8.0 Doctor Who: The Card Game - We haven't played this in ages, but still enjoy it a lot.
7.5 Ca$h 'n Guns (second edition) - Not sure playing this with the kids was a great idea as it just got really manic, but we had fun anyway.
It being the school holidays with generally rotten weather I've managed to play quite a few games with the kids. We always enjoy this one but don't often have enough players for it to work well. Daniel was Mr X on this occasion, but we captured him relatively easily as he never really escaped from our cunning net.
Scotland Yard x 1
Labyrinth x 1
Roborally x 1
Pocket Battles x 2
Kingdom Builder x 1
Machi Koro x 1
Race for the Galaxy x 1
Castle Panic x 1
Judge Dredd x 1
7 Wonders: Duel x 1
Two by Two x 1
Boggle x 1
Havana x 1