Gaming at D Lair
It was a fun night of light games for me. I got there late (sorry Jeff!....he was leaving as I got there.... maybe we should make sure we all have everyone's cell phones), so I only got a chance to play light games.
Ben and Brian looked busy with 2 games of Twilight Struggle. Looks very interesting, and more so given that it covers a period of time to covered by many games (I think).
Simon and Jonathan were at it with a game of War of the Ring. I think, from what I saw, ONCE AGAIN the Free People's had it their way by destroying the One Ring.
Since these two games were brewing when I got there, I pulled out Battle Line and played 1 game with my brother while the others finished the Big Games. He suprised me by winning by taking three adjacent flags (the hardest way to win in my opinion).
Once we all finished, we all got together in one single room and played Citadels followed by Fairy tale. I brought Railroad Tycoon, but it seemed like it would have taken a while to play and it was already like 8pm. So Citadels was very fun...partly because I wasn't particularly the target of the assassin, but once. Again had the same feeling of not having much control over my character abilities. Still, this time I found the fun in trying to find out who would play what. Playing Fairy Tale, only convinced me more to keep it high in my wishlist. It was all I thought it would be: a light fun strategy card game that plays well in under 15 minutes.
All-in-all a fun night. Even the manager last night was excited to see so many boardgamers together at the same time. He even offered to announce an official boardgaming night for us to be included in their calendars.