This week we travelled to Utopia to help the Utopian king develop its four islands by inviting princes from the five great civilizations to visit and build monuments and wonders around the many districts of the kingdom. The game was designed by Ludovic Vialla and Arnaud Urbon and published by Matagot / Rio Grande. Utopia is played in rounds until… Read more »
Having missed out on Friday’s regular session, Chris and I sat down on Sunday afternoon to play Race for the Galaxy. The game takes a bit of explaining but Chris picked up the basic strategies pretty well. However, with this being his first try at the game, he was further down the learning curve as far as determining how the… Read more »
This week, we had another go at Kingsburg – our January game of the month. Guy had not played before but, as it is a dice game, we explained that Mark G was hot favourite. Well, the first turn sort of went to form as Mark G rolled an 18!!! However, Guy and I covered both the 6 and 12… Read more »
Just a note to let people know thatÂ the Shrewsbury Boardgames ClubÂ are meeting this Friday 21 March 2008 at Garry’s house.
As I will be travelling back from Edinburgh on Friday, this week’s session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club on 7th March will be at Nige’s house.
This week, Guy joined us for the first time and we started out by trying Darjeeling, a game based on the tea trade by Gunter Burkhardt and published by Abacus / Rio Grande. The game play revolves around collecting tiles representing tea crates in four different colours from the plantation area and then shipping sets of these tiles through the… Read more »
The latest issue of Counter arrived yesterday. Apart from the very (blindingly so) yellow cover, this 84 page edition features reviews of Amyitis, Brass, Chicago Poker, Darjeeling, In the Year of the Dragon, Owner’s Choice and Race for the Galaxy, among others. There is also the traditional top 5 lists of 2007 (or 2005 as the contents page suggests –… Read more »