The next session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club is on Friday 2nd November and is at Garry’s house.
This week, there were just the three of us so, for our first taste of the Essen releases, I chose Amyitis, the new game by Cyril Demaegd published by Ystari and Rio Grande. The game is based around the building of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and each player represents a Babylonian seeking to raise his prestige by building gardens,… Read more »
Just back from Essen after two days of games and talking to friends I’ve not spoken to for twelve months. Here is this year’s haul of new games, not including a present of Le Passe Trappe Micro for Chris and a number of small expansions (Mykerinos, Zooloretto, Master Thieves). Lots of games for the club to go at in the… Read more »
Iâ€™ve tried out 10 Days in Africa as both a 2-player and a 3 player over the last few days and here is my review of it. The components are very good, 2 solid wooden tile racks per player to hold the tiles which in turn are also solid card stock. The slightly strange (for me) bit is the game… Read more »
Caylus was the game of choice for the 5 of us, having decided to play a longer meatier game. Me, Will, Mark, Paul and Dave all set off on different strategies. Dave was the castle builder and favour getter, he set about improving his position on the favours track getting extra VP’s. Mark also made progress on the building track… Read more »
Just over a week ago, I got an e-mail from Eric Martin ( the editor of Boardgamenews) to let me know I’d won a copy of the Khet prize pack in the most recent BGN Game Giveaway. A week later and a box fromÂ Kentucky arrives on the doorstep and I’m now the proud owner of Khet: The Laser Game. The… Read more »
We played Mammoth Hunters for the second time this year and once again experienced a good close game. There were 4 of us playing which means 2 of the 12 areas of the board start with a glacier on them and there is 25 pieces of stone (the game currency) in the pot. The first round saw Graham adding new… Read more »
The next session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club is on Friday 5th October and is at Garry’s house.