Well it seems to have taken a long time but on Wednesday we’ll be moving out of our current house after having lived in it for ten years. The games room is all packed (37 boxes) and they’ll be going into storage for a couple of weeks, as we don’t move into our new place until 13th September.
All that remains is for me to thank the folks at the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club for putting up with me for the last 15 years and wish them all the best in whatever new home they end up playing in. Unfortunately, my new place isn’t as big and so does not have the massive games room we’ve been thankful for over the last ten years. However, we’re trying to work out where the gaming space is going to be and I still have to see which, if any, of the Cheshire games groups will work for me.
Gaming’s likely to be sparse for the next few weeks so I’ll see you on the other side.
Tip of the hat to Billy Joel for the post title.
Just a notice for my game group (and anyone else interested) that my seventh geeklist auction is now running until the evening of Thursday 4th August.
The 24 games included this time are:
Broom Service: The Card Game
Say Bye to the Villains
Bang: A Fistful of Cards
Master Thieves: The Robber expansion
Settlers: The Fishermen of Catan
Edel, Stein & Reich
Schoko & Co.
Top & Down
Pizarro & Co
In July, I only managed to play 13 games of 12 different titles, 5 of which were new to me. The new games were:
Molkky – Fantastic outdoor dexterity game that I’m amazed I’ve not discovered until now (thanks Messrs. Boydell and Bateson). Our lawn is a bit spongey meaning the pins were prone to falling over by themselves. However, this is a great way to spend a summer evening after a barbecue.
Broom Service: The Card Game – Stripped down to the bare bones of playing a card in either cowardly or brave orientation to collect sets of the same type of card with bonuses for the number of times you are brave and for collecting certain combinations. I thought this played ok but it doesn’t have quite the same appeal as the board game.
FUSE – Ten minute real-time game of rolling dice to get the right combinations to defuse bomb cards. Pretty challenging as a solo game (not tried multi-player yet) and was good fun.
Shakespeare – Very good game of recruiting actors, building stage sets and designing costumes to gain the most points. We played with the Backstage expansion which adds another layer for how you use your workers.
Tatsu – Interesting two player abstract that is a bit reminiscent of Backgammon but, rather than getting all your pieces off the board, you’re trying to either keep your opponents pieces from entering the board or eliminating one set of the three types of pieces. Having played once, keen to play again.
I sold 23 games and added 3 new games to the collection: Fuse, Tatsu and Mystic Vale. My total collection stands at 529.
I have just one unplayed game in my collection and my Game of the Month is Molkky.