Played Pandemic for the first time today. Really enjoyed it. Excellent game, cooperative play, oozing theme and superb production quality. A real winner!
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.
Just 23 plays and a lean month for gaming. But things have picked up in May.
Portobello Market – 5 plays
Sushanth keeps winning most of the games he plays.
Vikings – 4 plays
Elasund & Marracash – 2 plays
Fist of Dragonstones, Intrigue, Medici V Strozzi, In the Year of the Dragon, Princes of Florence, Puerto Rico, Shadows over Camelot, T&T:Power & Glory, TTR:Switzerland, TTR:1910 USa – 1 play each
A number of wonderful new games including Shadows, IYOD and INtrigue. Intrigue is just too nasty and the back stabbing is unbelievable. Another excellent gateway game I should say.
Aarthi did not like the asian theme in IYOD but we all enjoyed the game. This should see more plays in the coming months. I love Shadows but it will be sometime before I can teach and get them to play it with me. Medici v Strozzi was ok but we a need a few more plays to get a good enough grasp of the game.
Was traveling in Europe in March. So the games were mainly 3 player plays. Also managed to introduce a few in Germany to play games. Imagine going to Germany and introducing their own stuff!!!
Marracash – 16 plays
Got the game in a shop in Saarbrucken and immediately was a big hit. After playing 4p I don’t want to play 3p anymore. But super game with a brilliant auction mechanic.
Vikings – 10 plays
The next new game that saw a lot of plays. The group was reluctant to try out the advanced version but the basic is so good and keeps us engrossed.
Portobello Market – 6 plays
Got a few plays in as soon as we got the game. But the game is just too light and not engrossing enough for the group. I think this will make a good intro game to newbie groups.
Marrakesh – 5 plays
This was mainly with Sushanth at home before I left for Europe.
Memmoir ’44 – 4 plays
All with Sushanth. Aarthi thinks this just one of those ‘father-son’ things that we do. I enjoy this game and hope we will graduate to more detail and depth.
Lowenherz – 3 plays
Varadu learnt it and we had some good plays in before leaving for Europe. which reminds me I have to get in some plays next week.
TTR: USA 1910 – 3 plays
For Sale & Ingenious – 2 plays
Ingenious is another new game I got in Germnay but could not get it home because of luggage restrictions. Hopefully it should come in the next few months and we can play it more often.
Alhambra, Elasund, Hive, Modern art, Settlers of Catan & Thurn & Taxis – 1 play each.
No updates the last three months. Better get up there soon.
Princes of Florence – 12 plays
This is our staple three player sessions in the afternoon. We play so fast the game gets over in less than half an hour.
Elasund, Thurn & Taxis: Power & Glory – 3 plays each
Carcassonne, Cartagena, Settlers of Catan – 2 plays each
Atlantic Star, Bohnanza, Buy Low Sell High, For Sale, Hansa, Mammoth Hunters, Samurai, TTR:Switzerland, TTR:1910 USA – 1 play each
The new year began with the lowest number of plays since April 2006! A lot of travel and a crazy schedule effectively killed the chances of regular gaming at home.
Hive – 6 plays
Atlantic Star and LOTR:The Confrontation – 3 plays
10 days in Africa, Carcassonne, For Sale & High Society – 2 plays
Elasund, Giro Galoppo, King Me!, Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper, Seafarers of Catan, Settlers of Catan, Struggle for Rome and Thurn & Taxis: Power & Glory – 1 play each.