Nanuk

I thought I had better update the Blog, Christmas and other events have limited my time drastically. This as a catch-up will be more of a list with pictures rather than the review style I usually adopt. So first off the quiz picture which is about 1/2 of the box lid.

The last quiz picture was of Stronghold (2nd edition), quite a good 2 player attack the castle game.

 Dominant Species

Dominant Species

The 30th December there was no gaming event however we did have an all day event on the 23rd where we started at midday with Dominant Species an excellent worker placement game by GMT. The players adopt a different species and steer them through evolution to gain victory points. It is not a short game but is very rewarding. The game at the club played for over 3 hours and was won by a substitute player who kindly stepped in to replace an early leaver.

 Dominant Species

Dominant Species

More players arrived and started a game of Drum Roll, this remains one of my top games it was a hard fought game with only a couple of points separating first and second place at the end.

After Drum Roll Table 2 played Sushi Go! followed by Family Business. Table 1 and 2 then came together for an 8-player game of Nanuk  an interesting push your luck game. Each player gets dealt 3 cards which can be one of 4 different animals or a Monolith. Then bidding starts going around the table, a player must raise the bid either in quantity of animal of a specified type or days hunting raise the bid they can state that the hunt will fail, as soon as there is a doubter all the players vote whether they are joining the hunt or joining the doubter.

All those in the hunt then donate cards face down to the hunt which are then shuffled and revealed, the players are trying to reach a total of correct animals as bid, the number of days bid is the number of cards added from the face down deck however the latter cards may have polar bears which can only be fended off monoliths. The cards then become prizes for either the successful hunters or if they fail – the doubters. The idea of the game is to collect sets of animal cards for points. This was a good fun game and ideal for the occasion.

We split again and Table 1 played Homeland: The Game  followed by One Night Ultimate Werewolf. This latter game requires players to sit around a table with their eyes closed, each in turn dependent on their character open their eyes to undertake a specified task with the cards on the table. What was amusing was whilst they were all sat with their eyes closed the barstaff came in and cleared the empty glasses away along with a couple of half full ones and no one noticed until the game was over. The last game on Table 1 was Mission: Red Planet .

 Mission Red Planet

Mission Red Planet

My Table Played Epic Resort, Port Royal,  Sushi Go! and Unexpected Treasures. The whole evening ended with a couple of games of BANG! The Dice Game.

I missed games on the 16th, thankfully a fellow gamer chronicled what was played and provided a few photographs. I will just give a short summary here :-

Table 1: Port Royal: Ein Auftrag geht noch..., Fürstenfeld, Sushi Go!
 

 Port Royal

Port Royal

 Furstenfeld

Furstenfeld

 Bohnanza

Bohnanza

 Lords of Vegas

Lords of Vegas