Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I really liked several games we've played recently, but they are too long to play on a Monday night without planning. Would anyone like to play any of these on a Saturday?
Mare Nostrum
Railroad Tycoon
Twilight Empires III
Here I Stand
Conquest of the Empires
I'm going to start with trying to plan a Mare Nostrum game this Saturday, if 3-4 other people are interested. It's really a fun game. Problem is, I don't own one! I also have to make sure that one of the people playing is bringing a copy. Being poor sucks.



At 11:46 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger Al said...

Oops, I meant Twilight Imperium III. I would also add Red Planet to the list, but I think I'm about the only one that likes it.

At 8:45 AM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

I really like Mission Red Planet. I'm not sure I like it more than Citadels, but I think its a good game. I'm glad I own it.

Games highest on my most wanted to play list:

TI:3 (4-6 players)
War of the Ring (2 players)
LotR (with F&F, Battlefields; 2-5 players)
Britannia (4 players)
Federation Commander (2-4 players)
Civilization (4-5 players)
Tide of Iron (!)
Shogun / Wallenstein (4-5 players)

At 11:24 AM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Mark said...

I'd like to get a game of Railroad Tycoon or Conquest of the Empire going. Ben also mentioned Kingmaker which I've never played but would give it a try.

As for 2 player games, I'm hooked on Twilight Struggle.

I won't be able to make this Saturday but Saturday, May 5th is a definite go.

At 11:24 AM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Mark said...

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At 7:16 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

Kingmaker and Conquest of the Empire are also on my list. Steve and I almost played Twilight Struggle Saturday, but decided to stick with an all-Tolkien theme day.

At 8:19 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Carlos Pena said...

Let's pray for bad weather on Saturday. If the weather is good then I will have to take the family to the zoo or something. Any of these games sounds fantastic to me.

I like the idea of breaking out an old classic like Kingmaker. I must admit that it has been a LONG time since I have played. If I had to choose one, I would go with Marks suggestion of Conquest or RR Tycoon.

Ben mentioned Tide of Iron, but we are still waiting on it, right?

I would like TI3 ONLY if we had at least 5 AND if we started early enough. This is not just a game to be played, it is an experience to be savored...even when ones death stars go crashing into the planetiod below...Glorious!

I like TI3 so much that if you wanted to play and did not know how I would invite you over for dinner the night before and teach you in preperation.

Brian, are you sure that you don't like this game? Some things (well LOTS of things really) are just beyond my comprehension.

At 2:12 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

Yep, I want to play ToI, but it hasn't been released yet.

I'll start a Saturday gaming post tonight if now one beats me to it.

At 4:51 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Al said...

Is Britannia that old AH game that was basically Civilization based in England? If so, you would really like History of the World. It's a later game that uses the same game system but cleans up all the problems in Britannica.

At 4:53 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Al said...

So far, I've only heard of one other person who'd be free on Sat. Unless I hear from some more, I'm going to cancel the Saturday game this week and try for next. We could play TI3 if people prefer it over Mare Nostrum. MN is short enough to play on Monday night (please bring it Monday).

At 10:40 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Carlos Pena said...

If there is intrest in TI3 Saturday the 5th and we can get a place to play, lets try it! Its a heavy game and I still offer any one who is not familiar with the rules a pre-game learning session.

At 1:48 PM, April 27, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

Britannia was recently updated to Britannia 2.0 and published by FFG. The new version is the result of about 20 years of playtesting and tournament play, and is finely balanced and fixed. Annoyingly, a few printing issues still crept in...

The game is a bit like History of th World set in the British Isles (Roman invasion through to the Battle of Hastings in 1066), but its much more detailed, with each nation that appears having specific objectives they need to accomplish in order to score VPs. Leader units are also an important part of the game, as are politics.


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