Monthly Archives: February 2011

Out This Week: w/c 28 February 2011

Mansions of Madness Board game for 2-5 players, ages 13+ Playing time approximately 2 hours. Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Corey Konieczka. Chronicle A trick taking card game for 3-6 players, ages 10+ Playing time approximately 30 minutes. Published by Z-Man Games, designed by Seiji Kanai. Pictionary Card Game Card game for 2 or more players, ages 8+… Read more »

Back from holiday

Garry Lloyd   26th February 2011   No Comments on Back from holiday

Just spent a nice sunny week in Lanzarote. On this occasion my Mhing box contained the following games: San Juan, Wyatt Earp, Meuterer, For Sale, Mr Jack Pocket, Die Wiege der Renaissance and Haggis. We managed to play five of the seven, with a first play for Meuterer which I enjoyed as a three player but am sure four player would… Read more »

Raiders of the Games Cupboard – 19 March 2011

Raiders of the Games Cupboard is a quarterly single day event held in Burton on Trent. It is described by Phil Bootherstone of Spirit Games as a mini Beer & Pretzels, but without the beer, and concentrating on board games. The next gathering is on 19 March 2011 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Mosley Street, Burton on Trent starting at 10.00 am…. Read more »

Out This Week: w/c 14 February 2011

Wrath of Ashardalon Cooperative board game for 1 to 5 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 60 minutes. Published by Wizards of the Coast, designed by Peter Lee, Mike Mearls & Bill Slavicsek. Thunderstone: Dragonspire Stand-alone expansion for Thunderstone, for 2-5 players ages 12+ Playing time approximately 45 minutes. Published by AEG, designed by Mike Elliott & Brent Keith. Ticket to Ride: Alvin… Read more »

Spirit Gamers

Garry Lloyd   12th February 2011   No Comments on Spirit Gamers

Phil from Spirit Games dropped me a line to let me know about their local group. Spirit Gamers meets every Wednesday from c.7.30pm at Spirit Games, Station Street, Burton on Trent. They normally get between 8 and 16 attendees and it’s entirely casual. Two other attractions are that it’s free to attend and, apparently, there’s a good pub opposite –… Read more »

Underground Gamers

Stuart emailed me to draw my attention to his local game group. The Underground Gamers are a fun board games club from Worthing, West Susssex. The website contains information about the club as well as game reviews and a forum.  Later this year they are planning a Mini-Con which they are calling a Board Gaming Weekender (to make it sound a little… Read more »

Session Report: 4 February 2011 – Mousquetaires du Roy, Members Only

This week, there were five of us and I’d brought along Mousquetaires du Roy (The King’s Musketeers), which is a semi-cooperative game of one player, Milady, against the rest, the Musketeers. I decided to be Milady, as I more or less knew the rules and suspected that her role was likely to be less interesting than the others. And it… Read more »

Out This Week: w/c 7 February 2011

Nothing on the boardgame front on Esdevium’s list this week. Closest you get are a couple of CCG expansions: Summoner Wars: Grungor’s Charge ‘Reinforcement pack’ for Summoner Wars, from Plaid Hat Games. Summoner Wars: Rukar’s Power ‘Reinforcement pack’ for Summoner Wars, from Plaid Hat Games. Twilight Beckons Asylum Pack Expansion for Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game, from Fantasy Flight… Read more »

Trip to Hanley

Garry Lloyd   5th February 2011   No Comments on Trip to Hanley

Had to go to Hanley today to satisfy Jan and the girls’ retail therapy cravings, so took the opportunity to pop into Shire Games, as you would expect. Finally decided to take the plunge and buy a copy of  The Adventurers while I was there, a fun Indiana Jones style game that I played at Essen in 2009. It takes… Read more »