Games Night 16th November 2017

A very warm welcome to HG this week. Her addition to the group brought the grand total of players for tonight up to 3.
To start off with, we attempted to save the world from the sniffles, barnacles, crazy itches and death with:

by Zman Games.
With HG being very new to the gaming world, she opted for the easier game.
DA was the Dispatcher (can move other players on his turn)
HG was the Medic (can treat diseases more efficiently)
MC was the Scientist (can find the cure quicker)
The BREXIT HYSTERICS was the first to be cured, MC very quickly amassed the four cards he needed and hopped into the research station and did whatever one does in those places to turn cards into a cure. HC used her super powers to completely eradicate the BREXIT HYSTERICS, giving us a little breathing room when EPIDEMICS broke out. Meanwhile the horrific FLAMING TOENAIL DISEASE had grown considerably in north African and west Asia. This was the source of the first OUTBREAK.
All three intrepid germ busters flew into the middle east and managed to equip MC with enough black cards needed to cure it. In doing so the sale of replacement footwear dropped considerably.

By this time, the OVERWHELMING STUPIDITY had reached a critical point in South America with a potential massive chain reaction that would exhaust the yellow OVERWHELMING STUPIDITY cubes imminently, particularly after another EPIDEMIC card that moved the card marker to 3 with only five cards to be shuffled and placed back on the top. 3 of those cards were cities known to hold 3 disease cubes already. Fortunately, it was only Algiers in North Africa so, although there was an OUTBREAK, no chain reaction occurred and the sale of shoes briefly increased once again. It also happened to be where HG was hanging out with her super-cure all remedy handy. Some quick action by DA and HG brought us back from the brink regarding the yellow OVERWHELMING STUPIDITY cubes and DA was able to find the cure for the slow-spreading SLIGHTLY SORE BUT NOT VERY SORE FINGER CONDITION.
MC was all set to cure find the cure for the OVERWHELMING STUPIDITY when the final EPIDEMIC struck. It was a non-event, however and MC managed to develop the cure for the OVERWHELMING STUPIDITY that had South America in its thrall. We won. Woo.

Next up, we played two games of:

by Space Cowboys
We utilised MC’s automatic card shuffler, that was excellent at shuffling all the blue gem cards together.
MC went first to give, HG time to get to grips with the game-play. On numerous occasions she pointed out that her brain was on the brink of exploding.

DA managed to attain 15 points with the visitation of his second noble.
MC won the second round and didn’t own or hold a gem for the majority of the game.

Finally, we played two games newly acquired:

by Moonster Games.
Disaster struck as it transpired that these cards were a little taller than standard cards and wouldn’t fit in the automatic card shuffler. So we had to endure MC’s bloody awful “shuffling”.
HG dominated the Time Travellers in this game and DA quickly acquired the Yi’s Legacy token (dubbed the Super-Happy-Fun token by MC). MC stole it towards the end of the game.
At game’s end the scores were:
DA: 12
HG: 14 – The Winner!
MC: 10 (doubled the score of 5 thanks to the Super-Happy-Fun token)

In the second game, HG again seemed to keep getting the Time Travellers. DA once again got the Super-Happy-Fun-Token that was once again stolen, this time by HG.
At game’s end the scores were:
DA: 34 – The Winner!
HG: 14 (doubled the score of 7 thanks to the Super-Happy-Fun token)
MC: 20
All good stuff, that was a fun evening.
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Games Night 28th September 2017

Four of us this week.
Kicked off with the DA’s copy of the infeasibly popular cooperative game of

by Zman Games.
DA was the Quarantine Specialist
KV was the Medic
MC was the Operations Expert
TS was the Dispatcher
MC started and quickly set to building Research Stations and flying off to Asia. DA also made his way to Eastern Europe where a large accumulation of the black disease was spreading. KV too found his way to Asia to stem the flow of the Red disease. TS followed suite.
By this time at least four epidemics had happened and a few outbreaks had … erm … broken out. Yellow, red and black were looking very threatening. Blue was doing not much at all.
After a clever bit of personnel management, DA held 5 red cards and was at a Research Station. KV very quickly eliminated the remainder of the Red while MC, DA and TS tried to tackle the Yellow and Black. Blue still wasn’t doing much but sat quietly in London.
With only one outbreak away from failure, we had the board under control. The London had an outbreak.

Game Over.

Next up we played

by Gamelyn Games.
DA played as the Merfolk
KV played as the Elves
MC played as the Dark Elves
TS played as the Humans.

KV utilised the Elves mana strength by going all-in on mana for his starting resources. This quickly paid off for him and he remained a powerful player throughout the game. DA also focused on building up a strong mana stockpile. MC and TS tried to do stuff in the game. There was only two brief scuffles, otherwise this was a largely peaceful game.
KV triggered the endgame by attaining level 5 magic. MC followed him with this achievement.
Final scores:
DA: 15
KV: 17
MC: 15
TS: 9
Well done KV!

With a bit o’ time left we had a go at KV’s newly acquired

by Repos Production.
We very quickly got the hang of this speedy and fun game and the bullets were soon metaphorically flying.

DA stood up to one bullet too many and died a death of being shot a lot.
TS was next to bite the bullet, but did wound MC before he did so.
KV and MC were left to face-off against one another with KV being unsuccesful in shooting MC at all.
MC was the victor with over $300,000.