Monday 28 January 2019
Holiday Break Games
In addition to doing a lot of sitting, walking and eating I did manage to get to play several board games with family and family friends - including one Zombie related.
It's a game I really like, with the capacity to take a dozen or so players, but with our little group of six took well less than an hour.
We played several games, none of which I won, which I put down to everyone ganging up against me, old age, bad eyesight and alcohol!
The game's scoring system means that the eventual winner is never really known until all the variations of scoring isn't known until the end.
We had the full allowed complement of players (5) and the best I managed was a very credible second place with 74 pints, the winner getting just four more!
(I blame everyone ganging up against me, old age, bad eyesight and alcohol!)
Once more it was sufficiently short enough to play several games in a short space of time.
It's a game I've played a lot and cannot recollect ever winning!
This weekend's games proved to be no different and I lost all three games played.
( I blame total incompetence,, due to everyone ganging up against me, old age, bad eyesight and alcohol!)
Teaching the game was quickly done and easily understood even though I never understood the rules previously.
I can see how having more people would improve the game, but with just the two of us I wasn't that impressed, though I would try it again.
Needless to say I lost, though I can't imagine why.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and was quickly seeing all the nuances that the game provided, both in variation of play, strategies to employ etc.
Our first couple of game were with just three players, a game that I won!
(I put it odwn to skill, insight and brilliamce)
The next games of Catan I played , I lost of course...
If you're a boardgamer, then you've probably heard of all these games or maybe even played them, but for those that haven't and would like to know more I recommend you visit ganging up against me, old age, bad eyesight and alcohol!)
I'll be sticking to "Werewolf", which I do win occasionally when people aren't ganging up against me and I'm relatively sober!)
That's it then from me this week, goodness knows what I'll be writing about next week, but as the 7th anniversary of this blog is imminent, I will be trying to.