In search for Michael's missing 4/8 session report...
Where's Michael's session report? If no one can find it I'll just start off, but I'll make it short and sweet. These are busy days for me.... except for days like yesterday.
Bonaparte at Marengo
It was my weekly day off, so Simon came by my place to play this game early morning. It wasn't as smooth of a ride as I expected because we both were kinda rough on the rules, but it was a sweet game. Unlike the "traditional block game" a la Columbia Games, I felt that maneuvering was so much more important than actual battles. Good maneuvering leads to lots of punishment for the opponent; maybe the reason I like Rommel in the Desert so much. I found it very cool because it is so much different. And I value originality. We have to try it again (I'll reread the rules now that I understand how it plays).
So by noon Michael, Jon, and Simon went to have lunch while I took care of placating my conscience... which doesn't tolerate using up a whole day off just for games. I stayed home, and mowed the lawn.
By 1:30pm or so, I met with the three above at DL. They were playing WE. I'm sorry Amy, but I thought this game was really cool. The theme? So pasted on on a super modifed Rummy game, you can see the Elmer's dripping. The luck factor? You know, light games with lots of luck I enjoy (it's the deep ones that require more time and energy investment, that can be frustrating). I actually almost won the game.
Then I finally played this first with 4 players, then with 5 (Brian joined in). I have Tom Vasel to thank for this one. It is a fun light "take that!", or better yet "eat it!" game. Thanks to me this game led to expressions like "kicking him in the groin while down!?! you are evil!". Hey, it's not personal; it's business.
Cash n Guns
What can't I say about this game. So simple it's mechanics, such a great fun game. Another one that joins the ranks of games like Bang!, Family Business, etc. We played with the police variant...which made me realize, I'm a horrible Werewolf/Mafia player. I don't even know how many times we played (3? 4?). It's a great game, but I think I had my fair share for now. I didn't win, but by playing it quiet like in Wyatt Earp, I had somewhat decent scores.
A game that definitively goes in my category of best light short strategy fillers like Coloretto. It's probably better because of it's length. This will probably be my next buy at DL. It's the least I can do for the DL guys.
Thanks Rick for playing this with me. It's a great block game that needs some ironing out of the rules. And it seems to be working better with each revision. The duties of a playtester....
Ok I said short...so I'm stopping here. I know there was some WotR, TS, and Pitch car action.... anyone care to step up to the mic?