Monday, June 05, 2006

Game Club

Which I admit is not the most creative name I've come up with. We'll work on that.

Thursday night saw the inaugural session of my new board game club. The goal is to get people together to enjoy board gaming. The only real rules (so far): no massive gamer games and no collectible games.

We played three great games. First we had a crack at the newer version of Gimme the Brain, which I have to say, although much nicer looking, is not as funny as the original. The new glossy cards are much easier to shuffle than the previous photocopied, pink card stock. We played a full hand, and although it was close, honors to Sword In the Stone proprietor, Jamie, on that one.

Second we played on of my new favorite games: Carcassonne. It's a tile laying game, where the tiles make up a renaissance city. Scott came out of nowhere and won that round. I think he's played the game before, and just won't admit it.

Third we played what must be one of the best table games made in the last 25 years, at least. Settlers of Catan - the game ran a bit long, but we blame Scott for never having played before. We also blame Scott for winning and shaming the rest of us.

Next night is June 22, time and location to be announced.


coneflower said...

I have not heard of any of these games. I will have to check them out.

David said...

Sounds like a fun time.