Games Night 20th September 2018

We numbered three again this week were we gave a nice warm welcome to DV.
We started off the evening with the newly acquired expansion to Star Realms by White Wizard Games

We played the free-for-all variation of this competitive space-based deck-building game. We were all far too nice to each other and slowly whittled each other down to the single numbers.

It could have been anybody’s game, except it actually was MC’s who dealt a staggering 23 points of damage and healed himself for about that too.
Victory to MC!

HG decided to call it a night, leaving DV and MC to go all Timey-Wimey with

by Looney Labs
As expected the standard play of Draw 1 Card then Play 1 Card quickly deteriorated into drawing 5 and playing the entire hand.

In the end, DV played the guaranteed randomly make someone a winner card that made him collect out all the creepers then deal them back out again (we needed 3 Daleks at this point to win and there were currently in play). DV managed to deal himself the 3rd Dalek and was victorious!

Finally, we set about learning how to play the also newly acquired

by Gamelyn Games
We decided on the Cooperative play and we found ourselves up against the Zombie Greaser (who advanced the Zombie hoard at a quicker rate than normal). Our objectives were to Investigate the Source, which we misread and did all 5 instead of only 3; Escort the Army, which we also misread and thought that Zombies spawning on the same space were automatically crushed; Call the C.D.C. which we did finally get the hang of.

In the end we did just manage it, literally with the final card having been revealed. We also know a lot better for next time.
Regardless, this was really great fun.

Games Night 29th June 2017

Four of us again this week.
While there were three of us we had a quick game of Loony Labs’

PH of course turned up during the game and got dealt in.
KV went on to win due to the Rule stating that Creepers don’t stop you winning and by having the two required Keepers (the only 2 he had)

The main even was

by Arcane Wonders courtesy of KV.
After KV set it up and explained the rules we then went on to play the game…well duh!
KV chose to start with a level 3 Economy Pyramid.
MC edged his bets and went for a level 2 Economy Pyramid and a level 1 Defence Pyramid.
PH followed KV’s example with a level 3 Economy Pyramid.
DA chose to go for the Level 3 Defence Pyramid.
Temples were quickly snatched up with MC being the only player to hold more than one at the end of the first day, including the Sacrificial Temple.

Needless to say on the second day, MC got systematically hammered into prehistoria and never held a temple again.
The Sacrificial Temple was hotly contested starting with MC who lost it to KV who lost it to MC’s retaliation who immediately lost it to PH with an Elephant and held it against MC’s subsequent retaliation.
DA went largely uncontested for the majority of the game, brushing off MC’s Scorpion-assisted attack as nothing but losing a temple to KV and ending the game.
Final scores:
DA: 5
KV: 8
MC: 4
PH: 4
KV has clearly played this one before

Next up we all took turns to take on the persona of

by Matagot also courtesy of KV.
Not really a write-uppable game, you had to be there so I’ll pick out the highlights:

MC called KV’s bluff finding a contraband Bread in a batch of Cheese. KV had accidentally put the Bread in instead of the other Cheese.
DA played the greasy sheriff so well we all took our bribes back and told him to go without.
PH successfully lied.
Final scores in order of revelation:
MC: 109
KV: 125
PH: 171
DA: 204
MC thought he’d done quite well with triple figures…so did KV.
Well done DA.

Finally we had two games of Flatlined Games’

After a solid lead in the first two rounds, DA lost first place to KV.


KV continued his winning streak with the first two rounds of the second game. The third round saw a massive pile-up in the middle of the house leaving MC and KV in joint first place. DA, who caused the rumpus happened to find his two house-mates in the same room in the middle of the house and just piled house-mates in. A ploy that might have worked out, but didn’t.

Player of the night award goes to KV who won almost everything.
Noob of the night award goes to MC who could get to grips with the combat system in Kemet and failed at being a Sheriff.