Munchkin, Kodama, Sushi Go Cake

The above quiz picture is one of my newer games for which there has been a lot of interest.

First off apologies for lack of posts – I currently have ocular problems and cannot work at a computer screen for more than about 10 minutes at a time, things will improve but this may take months. In the meantime I have a lot of catching up to do, so I am doing an interim post of 2 mid-week and a Saturday session, next post will also just be a catch-up with a few comments then hopefully back to normal, due to the number of games no geek-links are provided for which further apologies are tendered.

The last picture quiz was Dungeonquest by Games workshop.

 Players Trees in Kodama

Players Trees in Kodama

At the session three weeks ago we played Kodama a nice card game that is generally well balanced but a lucky set of victory point cards can make things easy for you; Love Letter – Batman which has been talked about before; How to Serve Man a new game which is more about the humour on the cards while playing than a well-balanced game but recommended for its fun factor; Die Holde Isolde a game I am liking more each time I play it;

Sheriff of Nottingham a revision and upgrade on Contraband;  Mexica probably the heaviest game of the evening but still a mid-weight game; Carcassonne South Seas which is Carcassonne with a couple of twists one of which is limited meeples but a move can be to take a meeple back without scoring it;

Dragons of Kir another I know nothing about but seemed to finish after a few moves and with very few pieces on the board; Munchkin a fun card game but one I am not happy to play due to lack of control and finally Skull to finish the evening.

 Skull discs - NOT Beer mats.

Skull discs - NOT Beer mats.

At the session two weeks ago we played Luxor a fun game from Ravensburger; Innovation a card game where you build up sets; Parade a strange card game where you are trying to avoid collecting penalty points; Scoville a current favourite of mine and has been covered before; St Petersburg what I would consider a classic and which I was surprised no-one had heard of and what I would call card collecting at its best;

 Small World and some of the bits

Small World and some of the bits

Small World a fantasy version of Vinci which has a huge following despite (to me) its fiddley nature; Beasty Bar covered in the last post and my favourite to challenge Sushi Go on the leader board; Artificium a game currently available in the works but which I know nothing about; Splendor another old favourite at the club and Munchkin.

 Some of the many many cards in Munchkin

Some of the many many cards in Munchkin

J > I decided to play Small World as I hadn't played it before. This wasn't my favourite of the night. I started off by breaking an coop pact with the youngest player on the table by attacking him. My flying humans fought hard to survive 1 round too long.  The forest trolls suffered the same fate. In hindsight, I could've squeezes another race in the 8 rounds.Innovation was my favourite of the night. I must've come in last but I enjoyed the complexity that I was learning as I played. I can see why Chudyk fans are so loyal. I would love to play this again and I might have to actively seek out a copy.

We then had a Saturday session in which we had 15 players attending through an 11 hour period during which there was plenty to eat including the Sushi Go cake above, the extensive play list was  as follows :-

 Sushi Go! cake - and it went :).

Sushi Go! cake - and it went :).

Beasty Bar; Origin; Tsuro; Welcome to the Dunegon; Sushi Go!; Super Rhino; Zombies!!!; Luxor; Hyperborea; Scoville; Secret Hitler; Colt Express; Traders of Osaka; Zooloretto; Fury of Dracula; Skull; 7 Wonders; Bruxelles 1893; Die Holde Isolde; Savannah; Batman Loveletter; Raptor

 One of the battle boards in Die Holde Isolde

One of the battle boards in Die Holde Isolde

Last week I will do in the next post with this weeks games yet to be played (if that makes sense) as there are a couple I would like to comment on a little more fully. Finally as in most games it must be my turn (or in this case my picture of a common tern) terrible joke but not a bad piccy.

 Common Tern taken at Elmley on Saturday

Common Tern taken at Elmley on Saturday