My Favourite Gaming Themes

Another #BlogMas 2019 blog, another list of stuff.
This time it’s my favourite themes in games
Here goes:

5. Zombies

This might be higher if I get to play more zombie games, but they’re a hit with me so far.

4. Fantasy

If nothing else, fantasy games are usually really quite stunning to look at. Good thing they’re great to play too.

3. Cthulhu

The great old ones must be appeased or they’ll come and take all our meeples away.

2. Dinosaurs

Slap a dinosaur on it, I’m game for a game.
1 Space
Cosmic Encounter
This is the clear winner. Actually, it’s almost impossible for me to resist a space game.

Games Night 25th April 2017

A very warm welcome to BD who found us on the internet. We hope you had a great time.
In the tradition of all newcomers, BD was miles earlier than anyone else (i.e. on time) and so we had a quick game of

MC uncharacteristically rolled some great dice and got to the grand score of 13 in only a few turns.
BD made it to 3 and then went for broke, did an amazing run to 11 but had to bow out what with all the shotgun blasts to the face.

had been the most voted for so out it came. Thankfully PH did turn up before we started.
Having been long enough since we last played this, we were once again bamboozled by those bloody rules. Got there in the end.

PH triggered the end and the final scores came to:
BD (Green): 21
MC (Red): 28
PH (Nearly Green AKA Blue): 28

Keeping to a theme we then played

Dice were rolled, ships were flown, planets were colonised, dice were re-rolled.

Final scores:
BD (Yellow): 18
MC (Black): 23
PH (Green): 26
Well done PH!

With a few minutes left we played

Round one saw BD with both his house-mates still standing.
Round two saw BD with only one single house-mate still standing.
Round three saw BD score shockingly badly with the last house-mate to leave the house.

Final scores:
BD: 29
MC: 21
PH: 26
Hooray for BD, what a sterling finish!

Games Night 15th December

Just 3 of us this week.
We played
Race for the Galaxy
A new one for PH.
Just about long enough since the last time to not totally remember how to play it. Got there in the end though.
PM managed to fill his tablau first with PH also completing his by the turn end. Not sure what MC was playing at. He had done the midnight showing of Rogue One that morning so was a bit out of it. Not that that excuse could have been used for his performance at Catan last week.

Final scores:
MC: 18
PH: 24 with cheating
PM: 34 with cheating
Yes, that’s right. Cheating! Though there was a certain amount of not knowing what he was doing. First off we had PH placing Developments instead of Settlements, and secondly we had PM’s non-producing planets Producing. PM said he’d knock 5 points off his final score…yeah, like that would make any difference.
We need to play this one a bit more to get the hang of it.

Next up, PM provided us with:
Final scores:
MC: 21
PH: 31 but won on the tie-breaker.
PM: 31
Come on MC, you’re just embarrassing us now!