CYPRUS BOARD GAMERS ALL DAY EVENT
We held our ALL DAY Board games event this month and it was broadly a success. For the 2nd time during an all day event there was a tournament, this time of Hanamikoji. It’s a wonderful game.
There were a few new people attending as well which was nice. I think we could have had a few more people coming though. Overall, i think it was a success so i can’t complain and I was very happy to play games with a few people i hadn’t played for long time.
NEW TO ME
Twilight Imperium – Indifferent
One of the most well known hobbyists’ games. It’s ok. The actual gameplay is more robust than expected. I only played it once of course so take my opinion with a grain of salt. My main problem with the game is that everything revolves around combat. It wants you fight or at least build fleets. I prefer trading, having technologies etc. This is not it.
FF: Fortress – Indifferent/TBD
We played a few rounds and i was quite disappointed with it. I also found it a bit difficult to understand how to play without reading a rulebook. Will try it again probably but too discouraged to bring it to the table soon.
Factory Manager – Indifferent
Even though i respect Power Grid’s design nowadays i avoid playing it. It’s too mathy for me and these are no longer games i enjoy playing. FM has similarities at its core with PG but is a lot faster, more streamlined and less mathy. Solid game.
Blue Lagoon – Indifferent/TBD
The gameplay is true Knizia. You can do 1-2 things on your turn and that’s it. A lot of player interaction with some meanness. These are things that i like. However, what i’m not sure about is the scoring. There are too many ways to score points which reminds me less of Knizia than Feld.
This continued from the previous month. Lots of games out. Even games such as Eldritch Horror which i played a lot (34 times) but i’m now tired of its length and with some of the design issues it has (i.e. action phase).
A few more board game purchases in the month of November than i would liked but it’s difficult to control the urge when i’m so involved in a hobby.