The Heroscape quest

Heroscape really occupied my boardgame shopping this year in the US. I hardly went to a single game store. Main reason was that I was scouting Kmarts, Walmarts and Targets to see if any HS was available. I finally did find some boosters for 6$ in Charlotte. Also I have been sourcing sme euros regularly from the UK and so have a decent number of unplayed games at home. Also the missus is already beginning to complain about the lack of space in the house to store the games.

The addition of the Nintendo Wii is not helping things. After many many years I bit the vide game bullet and got the Wii and am just loving it.

But the good news is that Varadu has learnt Puerto Rico and this will keep the afternoons going wel form sometime.

Games played Sep 08

The worst month of gaming since I started logging plays in May 2005.

Clans – 2 plays

Atleast it was a new game.

Games played Aug 08

Another pathetic month of gaming!

Princes of Florence – 8 plays

Portobello Market – 2 plays

Ave Caesar, Bohnanza, Heroscape, Metropolys, Lost CIties, Power Grid, Through the desert, Schildkroetenrennen, TTR:1910 USA – 1 play each

A couple of new games in Ave Caesar and Metropolys. I liked both but we just have to find more time to play.

Games played July 08

I haven’t posted in 4 months! Ok so I’d better this going again. Looking abck on July, not a great month. Here is the list of games played

Cartagena, Heroscape, Princes of Florence – 4 plays

Alhambra – 3 plays

Through the Desert, TTR:1910 USA – 2 plays

Colosseum, Dos Rios, Elasund, Marrakesh, Portobello Market, Power Grid, Ra, Railroad Tycoon, Settlers of Catan, TTR Switzerland & Vikings – 1 play

The fascination for Heroscape just began as I will detail in future posts.

Game shelves

There has been some reorganisation in the house and we’ve managed to pack in all the games I have into two big cupboards. Aarthi feels we don’t have that many games now! So I have a chance to increase my collection this year. Great

Games played June 08

Heroscape – 9 plays

The game of the month really. Terrific to just set up the terrain and lot of fun to play with Sushanth. I am as excited as he is to just handle the figures, set them up choose armises and go at each other. We played one of the 3 player scenarios with Aarthi and she found it to be fun also. Now I need more expansions, booster packs and a good Dice Tower. Man am I hooked!

Princes of Florence – 5 plays

Portobello Market & Vikings – 3 plays

Pandemic – 2 plays

Terrific new game for the month. I want to play more of it next month.

Balloon Cup, Cartagena, Carcassonne, Coda, Colosseum, Elasund, Lost Cities, Marracash, Pirate’s Cove, Power Grid, Ra, Saikoro, San Juan, T&T, T&T Power & Glory, TTR USA1910, Tutankhamen, Transeuropa – 1 play

Games played May 08

Am hardly getting time to update this blog. So here is a rather belated post. I will get it more up to date now I think.

Princes of Florence – 5 plays

Ra & Vikings – 4 plays

Nice to play Ra again. This time Sushanth joined Aarthi and me and it was great fun.

Battlelore, Intrigue & Power Grid – 3 plays

Intrigue was a real surprise hit at home Sushanth loves it but it is getting difficult to find more plays on a regular basis because the games works best with 5 and we rarely get 5 players together. Battlelore was good and Aarthi preferred it to Memoir 44 so this should see more plays. But set up is not helping things at the moment.

10 days in Africa, Bohnanza, For Sale, Modern Art, Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper, San Juan, That’s life, Zooloretto & TTR 1910 USa – 2 plays each

Of the lot it was really nice to play Zooloretto again. Almost a year and after the early plays it never hit the table.

Caesar & Cleopatra, Carcassonne, Cartagena, Cleopatra & the SOA, Coda, Colosseum, Elasund, Fist of Dragonstones, High Society, In the Year of the Dragon, Marracash, Oasis, Quicksand, Samurai, Settlers, T&T Power & Glory, TTR – 1 play each

A number of new games in the month, lots of game played but lower compared to 2007. This is sad because Shreyasi has drifted a bit and does not play as often as she used to.


Played Pandemic for the first time today. Really enjoyed it. Excellent game, cooperative play, oozing theme and superb production quality. A real winner!

New games in the last couple of weeks

Have been getting some new games in the last couple of weeks. Saikoro, Colosseum, El Grande and Pandemic. Now i have to find some people to play them ore often! I think a Heroscape master set is also due sometime this weekend.


A friend from the UK sent me a lovely GO set and it has really taken a fancy at home. Sushanth is completely taken in by it and we play Pente or Atarigo all the time. I think I have to slowly start getting a grasp of the full game and then teach to the others.