Thursday, September 20, 2007

Session Report, in which I don't win Cosmic Encounter

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is up. Games played: Bridge, Leonardo Da Vinci, Cosmic Encounter.

I lose due to some bad luck and troublesome opponents.


Omniana is a strange new fantasy "game" where players get a handful of cards to battle each other with. The cards provide only descriptions of your strange characters; no numbers, dice or statistics.

Your job is to describe why you should win the battle, given your character, the situation, and any advantages you have. Non combatants decide for each battle who the victor is.

Sounds like an amazing mix of roleplaying, card game, and imagination exercise.

Game News

Novometro joins a gaming club and plays Carcassonne.

New Scientist lists science board games.

Terry humorously notes the communist precursors to popular capitalist board games.

An article from Bahrain talking about the resurgence of board games comes close to talking about Euro-games. It mentions all the usual good points, and briefly mentions Essen and the German game of the year.

The Pittsburgh Tribune covers Arkham Horror and other games played by the Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (GASP).

The Baltimore Sun covers a school doing things right by having the kids learn through play.


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