Since Jeremy is home for 2 months, we finally get to go to local board game night.
I’ve been playing some fun new games, especially small fast games to bring to cons and play with friends.
Finally got around to playing the game I got from Unplugged. I saw it at West First Look, but never got around to playing it, but it so looked right up my alley and after confirming with Demo that it’s a good game, I bought it without playing it.
Well worth it. Our first game was a game of 4 and we were all within 3-6 points between each other. I made a few mistakes in the beginning which slowed my engine building down, but saw other ways to get my set up going. Love the bits, especially the rubber berries. I wish the wood wasn’t as rolly, because it’s hard to keep in place at times, but still decent.
I also don’t know about the cardboard because I feel it may get easily frayed, so I may need to figure out some sort of protective coating or putting glue on the edges so it won’t lose stiffness every time you have to build and take down the tree.
I love the art and the rule book. The enjoy how the rule book just goes all in on the theme and provides some lore of life in the town. It reminds me of Mouse Guard and Rats of NIMH. There is a lot of potential on different engine builds, but it’s really essential to have at least one card draw ability in play. That’s what slowed me down. I didn’t have any of that until autumn.
Looking forward to playing with the extras from the collectors editions.
Between the Castles of Mad King Ludwig
I like me some Between Two Cities, and I did enjoy that one play of Castles of Made King Ludwig. So some awesome person decided to join them. Very enjoyable. We’re going to more than likely buy that game later on.
The Legend of the Cherry Tree that Blossoms Every Ten Years
That is a long fucking name. I actually own it but never played it, but had friends bring their copy and taught me. Fun fast push your luck game with pretty pieces. Interesting way to get points and has many different variations of game play. Definitely a convention game for when you need to play a short easy to learn/play game.
It’s Timeline but with colors. I like it. I bought it. Some of those cards are crazy hard to tell where to put it in the order. Good overall for everyone game.