Sunday, June 05, 2005

May Gaming

We missed a game session owing to Jewish/Israeli holidays, so a light list of games. This list is for the group, only, not my personal gaming.

Advanced Squad Leader - played by my son and a fellow Jerusalemite, both of whom play no other games. They have decided to start playing at game night as a convenient place/time to play.

Crossword Squares (Maven) - from the book New Rules for Classic Games, I found out that the entry for this on BGG is "Maven". Basically, players alternate calling letters, filling in a 5x5 grid and trying to make words. Fun, and certainly better than Tic-Tac-Toe or Hangman.

El Grande + King and Intriguant - inflicted on a new player. EG is a great game, and K+I is great too, with a little tweaking.

Geschenkt - the quick filler.

Magic the Gathering - the two player filler. We play this by Rochester draft. I score my first victory in many sessions against David.

Puerto Rico - the staple.

Settlers of Catan - the staple for new players.

Starfarers of Catan x 2 - first playings, and pretty good. Something like C&K in complexity, and full of tough choices. Any path you take means giving up on something else, and all paths look pretty even to us at the moment.

Tigris and Euphrates - great game, but not quite for this game group.


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