Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road – I played this twice on the final day of January at Game Night. One of the better euro games I’ve played in the past year. It’s a very unique deck builder/card management game.
You start with 3 columns of character cards and each character sits in front of the other and you can do the actions only of the front row characters. Once you do that they move to the back of the column. As the game progresses, you add more characters and the caravans get longer which means that you have a greater variety of characters and actions to perform but at the same time your caravans become less efficient i.e. takes longer to have access to the characters you want.
Very interesting decisions throughout the game and depending on the characters you add to your caravan it can play differently. Its turns are fast and the game did not last more than 1 hour each time. Suggest to Enthousiastic
Pergamon – It was one of my oldest unplayed games. A light euro filler. I liked it a lot. The scoring strategy felt a bit obtuse on our first game but this will improve over time. Easy to teach, fast to play with some good player interaction especially during the funding phase. Suggest
Xenoshyft – Got it back to the table after a long time and played solo it a few times. I played the Dreadmire box with The Brood and weather and I also did the same with the digital version. So glad to play it again as this is a cracking game. Enthousiastic
Shadowrun: Crossfire – Similar experience to Xenoshyft above. Enthousiastic
Magic Maze (with expansion) – It has lost some of its appeal but still good. The security guards in the expansion are a nice touch and will introduce them every time. Suggest
Nicosia Game Nights – Attended my first one in 2019 last night and i had a very good time. In all honesty i have not enjoyed one of these in a long time but i will try to attend once a month to support the group.