Once more I was in the wilds of Cumberland with several friends and relatives to have a leisurely soujourn with good food, drink and playing games sat the top of the agenda.
The photograph on the right shows someof the games we took with us though there were more.
Red planet, is a great game the objective being to get your astronauts to the richest areas of the Red Planet, though I didn't win any of the games we played !
Another great game, but one I didn't play this time around.
|Sheriff of Nottingham|
This is basically a game of bluff, trying to smuggle illicit goods past customs (the Sheriff); the theme has been slapped on and could apply to any period of history.
|A GM's screen for DnD|
|The new addition of a 'white board' |
DnD has become almost mandatory in our gaming, this being our third venture with my Paladin being the same pain in the backside to all the other characters as usual.
|My 1974 version of Kingmaker|
Our kingmaker game had eight players, which was too much and the king being killed in the first round without anyone able to crown another until very late i the game meant it went on forever. It may not have been a success but many said they'd play again.
|A world-wide game of beat the disease|
|Reverse of Box (padding -Ed.)|
Pandemic is a cooperative game of curing diseases across the world. I normally don't like this type of game normally, but this was highly entertaining,
|Blood on the Clocktower|
Blood on the Clocktower is a very innovative take on the "Werewolf/Mafia" genre. We had 15 or 16 on our first game and it did go very smoothly. (and we the villagers wone against the demon)
Witches, based on Terry Pratchet's Discworld iirc is a very good game of beating the baddies for points and though I didn't play in this one there was a lot cackling and jollity from those that did play.
|Escape from Colditz (newer version)|
My 1973 version of this newer version of the game seems very similar as far as I could tell, but it still made for a great game.
There were probably a couple of other games that we played, but I didn't take photographs of them, one of them, 'Masquerade' being amongst my favourites.
That's it then for this month, goodness knows what I'll be writing about next onth, maybe my three hospital appointments? There has howver been somemovement on the gladiator front, so it may be that I'll have something to report there.