I know it looks like there are a lot of has-marks on the 13th and 14th - but that represents one or two plays of the same game, each logged separately, with a few expansions being use with each...
As previously reported, I played a few games over the (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend.
and one with Finnegan (Battle for the Bronze Gates)
...And then some Not-so-Necromunda games with the family...
Friday, 11 October 2019
Friday, 11 October 2019
Race for the Galaxy
Saturday, 12 October 2019
Saturday, 12 October 2019
Century: Golem Edition
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The only other games I got in through October were a couple games I played with Bruce (the Paisley Wizard) on the 22nd...
First I introduced him to Century: Golem. I won the first game, and then he crushed me in the second...
and then I introduced him to Splendor...
I typed this up at the end of October... but really didn't feel like there was much there and didn't post it...
Things didn't really get going until we were already a week into the month. Thereafter games were kind-of-mostly just played on Friday and Sunday evenings... More than in October... but less than other months...
Friday, 7 November 2019
On the 7th I played a game of The Pikeman's Lament (well... sort of... there were some fantastical elements added in from Dragon Rampant!). I initially set up the game for my friend Bruce, who, at the last minute, was unable to make it... so I played it out on my own... a full report of the ensuing escapades (with LOADS of pictures!) can be found elsewhere on this blog:
Whit's Fur Ye'll No Go Past Ye
Over the Remembrance Day weekend, we got in a few more games...
Friday, 8 November 2019
Starting with Friday evening, Amanda, Keira and I played Castles of Burgundy. I finally feel like these games are starting to go a BIT quicker (still not anywhere close to the reccomended game length, but still.... quicker than we've played it before...)
I played, like, my BEST GAME EVER and totally won! Woo!
Saturday 9 November 2019
Saturday evening Keira ran us all through character generation for a role-playing game called Epyllion - where we all play young dragons (sort to like Tales from the Loop... but Dragons?).
I'm playing a lean, red, daredevil dragon with lots of spines, a barbed tail and an overbite.
I also have a burrowing horse-armadillo-alligator companion animal... It seems we are all genderless vegan dragons that like to eat cottonhoney (wait... is cottonhoney vegan? Maybe we're not Vegan... but we apparently don't terrorize humans or eat them or their livestock, so... ethical vegetarian dragons?).
Finnegan's playing a green naturalist dragon and Amanda's playing a black seer dragon.
It's kind of weird.
I kind of dig it.
I was really looking forward to playing the first adventure the following week... but that kind of didn't happen..
There had been a plan to play Necromunda on Sunday... And another plan for a game Monday evening... but both kind of didn't happen either...
Friday, 15 November 2019
Friday evening our friend Laura came over to play games. We started off with Race for the Galaxy - with only the first expansion (as I think it only added cards and no new rules). It was actually really fun to play this way again!
Afterwards we played Kingdom Builder... I was so wrapped up in the game I forgot to take a picture until we were done and had put it away... We played with Lords, Citizens, Merchants
Oasis, Boats, Standing Stones and Inns... or at least that's what I noted in the BGG entry. I forget which is which - the first three are what we got victory points from, the latter four are the boards we played with...
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Kids playing in Finnegan's D&D game - they play every Saturday. I just don't always take pictures and I never log the games on BGG - because I'm not playing with them! But occasionally I remember to mention that these games happen!
We had so much fun playing with the very basic Race For The Galaxy the previous evening, we played TWO MORE games on Saturday evening!
Keira bailed on the second one...
In the second game I had a pretty sweet Gene/Uplift theme going on... but I just couldn't find the 6 cost developments that could have gave me loads of points for such a theme...
THESE are the cards I needed...
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Sunday evening Orion came over to give Necromunda a try.
He played my Cawdor gang and I played the One-Eyed Red Snakes (Delaque gang)
The ensuing shenanigans were fully reported on here:
For All Those Who Seek Redemption
Since this game Orion has picked up the new boxed set and is busily working on a team of Enforcers! Hopefully we'll see them cracking skulls in the under hive sometime in December!
Friday, 22 November 2019
Our friends Bruce and Adele came over for supper and games.
Adele was running a bit late, so Amanda Bruce, and I started off with a 3-player game of Century: Golem Edition
Totally crushed it! Yeah... that's over 100 points!
Then we played a few more games when Adele showed up.
After that we recruited the kids to join in a six-player game of 7 Wonders. (forgot to get a picture of the game while playing... again.. so this is us putting it all away!?)
I played Menneken Pis, which is really weird.... I ended the game with 41 points. Amanda Plante Played Olympia and scored 49 points. Adele crushed it with Stone Hengescorring 61 points!
Bruce played Ephessos and scored 48 points. Finnegan played the Great Wall of China and ended with 44. Finally, Keira played Rhodes and came in second with 54 points.
After the Andersons took off, Amanda Keira and I played a quick game of Carcassonne - with just the basic set. I just squeaked out a win over the others by FARMING - had it not been for the couple farmers I put down, the Grrlz would have both been waaaaaaay ahead of me! I probably won't get to do this again... assuming we play again soon enough that they REMEMBER!
Sunday, 24 November 2019
This week Jacob came by to try out Necromunda.
We played another game with Cawdor and Delaque gangs.
I think I may have him hooked - he's already planning an Orlock gang!
Friday, 29 November 2019
Friday evening we invited more friends over for supper and games. This week it was Darrin and Jackie. We haven't played games with Darrin in, like, forever!? And we've never played with Jackie - honestly I didn't even know she played games - but she actually brought along a few of her own!
We started off with Anomia - on that Jackie bought. I'd never heard of it. It's a pretty like word association game.
After we played Set - again one she brought along (though we do have a copy and have played it a lot - though not recently - and we were feeling woefully out of practice!). Amanda started off by lamenting that she NEVER wins this game... and then crushed us!
We played a round of Exploding Kittens... I'm not a HUGE fan of the game - but we played with the NSFW deck mixed in, which I hadn't played with before, so that brought out a few laughs as I read some of the new (to me!) cards...
Finally we played Dixit (which Keira loves playing - but I will only play if we have at least five players - and we had five players in the house last night!).
November ain't quite over, but I'm pretty sure we're not playing any games this evening, so I think that's about it.
I like that Friday is, at least, finally becoming BOARD GAME NIGHT - and we've even been getting other people to come over. I'd hoped Saturday would become Family RPG night... but that just hasn't happened...YET! And I'm excited that Sundays are becoming SKIRMISH SUNDAYS and I've been getting in some games of Necromunda!
I've got another Necromunda game planned for tomorrow. There won't be a Board Game Night next Friday because it's the Rosebud's Burlesque Clubs annual XXXmas Show... But the following Friday we do have plans to have another couple over for supper and games AND another group of friends coming over on the Saturday that weekend. I'm sure there will be LOTS of gaming over the Holidaze! Stay tuned!
Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:
As mentioned, I do have a Necromunda game planned for tomorrow, so I'll probably be posting a game report of that on Monday (or maybe later Sunday evening - if it's SUPER fast and bloody!!)
Still have more Necromunda gang posts to finish up...
Should have some Hellboy miniatures coming up in the next few weeks!