The month of June at Medway Area Boardgamers

 Anyone need a clue what this is about?

Anyone need a clue what this is about?

This quiz picture is a game one of my newer games.

The last quiz picture was Le Paresseux. It is an excellent multiplayer game, the more the merrier, it is very lightweight and fun.

Apologies for lack of reports – sometimes life just decides to keep kicking you where it hurts and something has to give, to relieve some of the pressure I am afraid this blog was it for a while. So with a month of reports to catch up on I have decided to just go with a list, pictures will be back next time. Facebook carries some views from BQ and SR on some of the games played and JB has given comments on games he has played . All links are in this time.

 A Roar-a-Saurus board

A Roar-a-Saurus board

 Blood Rage - The miniatures are awesome.

Blood Rage - The miniatures are awesome.

Tichu we barely got started on but gave it a round to try to understand the rules but I think it needs someone who knows the rules to get the game moving. Crazy Race is a nice simple light game but not to be taken seriously, the control you have is a mere illusion. Blood Rage Miniatures are fantastic but I am not sure that it is my type of game.

On 8th June we played :- Oh My Goods!, West of Africa, Zirkus Flohcati, Kanban: Automotive Revolution, Cockroach Soup, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Codenames, Dark Deeds, Jaipur.

 Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Jaipur is a nice card game where you are collecting cards for sets which you can trade in for points, the more in the set the better however the earlier you cash in the sooner you can get the higher point tokens. Flash Point Fire Rescue I highly recommend and is my favourite co-operative/solo game. Cockroach Poker is outside my comfort zone, but quite a bit of fun but definitely for the end of the evenings gaming. I am still undecided about West of Africa a second playing is needed.

On 15th June the games played were:- Automobiles, Sea of Clouds, Broom Service: The Card Game, Queen's Necklace, The Resistance, Citadels, Black Fleet, Medina (second edition) 

 Medina, towards game end

Medina, towards game end

Automobiles is currently my favourite game, cars travel round a track but your cars movement is governed by what cubes you have picked up, these go into a bag and 7 are drawn each turn for you to use, some have special powers and most attract brown cubes which have no useful purpose and just clog up your hand of cubes.

On 22nd June we played :- Broom Service: The Card Game, Origin, Munchkin, Lost Patrol, Barony, Imhotep, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Battle Sheep, King of Tokyo, Beasty Bar, One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Battle Sheep is a very nice abstract strategy game with nice bits, Beasty Bar is certainly one of my favourite fillers so much so that I have bought “New Beasts in Town” as well.

 Player boards in Dice City

Player boards in Dice City

On June 29th we played :- Dice City, Port Royal, Keltis: Das Würfelspiel, Automobiles, Ticket to Ride, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Secret Hitler, Stone Age, Kakerlakensuppe, Castle Panic, Splendor

 A 2 player game of Splendor

A 2 player game of Splendor

Dice City I like but I have only played it 2 player so far where player interaction is a little limited, the mechanism is nice and simple but I have no idea if the combat mechanics are worth investing in however watching the other table playing it seemed that there was some down time between turns. Secret Hitler proved itself yet again where my brain became totally befuddled by all the lies and deceit. Stone Age is a great game and I highly recommend that if you have just one resource management game then this should be it.