Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Light game night...

So tonight kevin (my mysterious brother who will be soon taking Ted's mythic place), simon, jon and I met at DL for some gaming. Unlike other nights, we focused on short, but fun games...which was a nice change of pace.

I took this picture with my cell phone cam as we played Pitch Car. What a cool and different game. I had never tried dexterity games, and now can see why Tom Vasel would think this is a no.1 in this category. My brother came in first, me second, and Jon and Simon....well you can see what happened to them in the picture.

Next was Citadels with expansion. I'm starting to like this game more and more. At first I was disapointed with the second-guessing because it led to "lack of control" of my actions. Well, now I've come to appreciate that second-guessing. It is quite enjoyable. Jon and SImon tied for first, me third, and my brother last. The new characters by the way, add a lot of replayability to this game.

And last but not least, the meatier Hunting Party. My brother had to leave, so we played the ideal 3-player game. This is the third time I play this, and I'm finally catching on to all the abilities, items, creatures, etc. in the game, which I think is key to enjoying this game. Still, again I eventually was overloaded with so many items, abilities, counterabilities, etc being used on the board ... that I decided to neglect most of them halfway through the game and go for gold. I won by killing the Shadow, and having 5 gold 3 silver.

Fun times.


At 1:00 AM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Rob: "I eventually was overloaded with so many items, abilities, counter abilities, etc being used on the board ... that I decided to neglect most of them halfway through the game"

Oh, so you're saying you beat us operating at a mere half capacity then, eh? Just kidding. It was funny how people kept walking in and congregating when we were playing PitchCar. I almost wanted to turn around and say "yes, we are playing with what amounts to a children's toy!"

At 7:53 AM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Yes, I'm bragging! hehehe. Well, no, not really.

I just noticed that players can get easily distracted with all the items, equipment, abilities, etc from the main goal in the game which is basically to hunt the Shadow before others do. I guess you can always sup up your character and fight a bunch of monsters to make more gold, but slaying the shadow ASAP is pretty rewarding.

And BTW, I don't think they were thinking that about PC. I think they were salivating and wanted to join in.

At 8:52 AM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

I remember the first time I saw Carabande being played. I was aching to join in. That was the same weekend I saw Titan and Nuclear War for the first time, too. Too many games, not enough time...and that's still true.


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