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 17th November 2016

Tonight’s games was a 3 player outing of:

MC kicked off by spending all of his money on 8 drilling rigs, 2 gas stations and 1 refinery.
PH and EM spent more conservatively with 1 refinery, 1 gas station and numerous drilling rigs.
A surprisingly small number of doubles was rolled during this game, forcing the selling price of gasoline down to single figures with just a few doubles to push it up.
At no point was either Prosperity nor Recession reached.
PH was the first to strike oil.
By the time EM struck oil and could afford their one and only pumping station, it retailed at $90 million dollars.
MC announced their reaching of the billion.

At game end the final net worth of each player was:
EM: $795,000,000
MC: $1,967,000,000
PH: $1,895,000,000
Hooray for MC!

To round off the evening, we finished of with a game of:

EM played as Time Travelling Steampunks or Steampunk Time Travellers
MC played as Zombie Warriors or Warrior Zombies
PH played as Orc Fairies or Fairy Orcs

Final scores:
EM: 18
MC: 9
PH: 9
Well done EM, you wiped the floor with both of us.

Games Night 14th September

3 players this week:

Cosmic Encounters

Was the game of choice.

MC was black and chose the Merchant PH was green and picked the Magician PN was orange and was the Disease

MC had the honour of going first and did appalingly throughout acquiring a total of two new colonies, one of which was blown up along with the planet thanks to PN’s technology.

PN led a devastating attack and shot up through the scoreboard, before losing wind and many ships. The loss of three home colonies removed his Disease ability which further hampered him.

PH Played a deceptively conservative game, and once MC and PN had burned themselves out, calmly went on to win.

Well done PH.

With plenty of time left,

Smash Up Core Set

was brought forth (a surprisingly popular one).

MC tried out the Wizard Kitty Cats and won with 16 (but -1 for MADNESS)

PH went all freaky-mad with the Miskatonic University Elder Things. He finished with 14 (and a negative MADNESS point)

PN chose the Ghost Cyborg Apes. A contradictory hand and built up the hand with the apes but needed a small hand for the Ghosts. 8 was the finish there.