What Did You Play Mondays: September 9, 2019
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This weekend at TABScon we had about 10-12 come by for game throughout the day. Had a blast chatting with everyone and got to play these games:
I Vegas Wits & Wagers is a slightly modified (and better!) version of the original Wits & Wagers by designer Dominic Crapuchettes. It's a trivia game where knowing the correct answer isn't really important to winning the game. The key is wagering on who you think knows the correct answer! Figure that out and you're on the path to victory. Great game for everyone!
King of Indecision is a new game on Kickstarter right now. The designer, Joe Slack was at TABScon demoing the game all day and I got to play a pre-production copy - and I LOVED IT! This is a great strategy game for 2-5 players, with easy to grasp rules, and plays in under an hour. Tile placement, set collection with a touch of push your luck makes King of Indecision an exciting new game that will fit a wide range of gamers. You can play this with new gamers but more experienced gamers will find lots to love with this one as well.
When I discov'rd that Deadwood 1876 was honour'd to feature them colourful characters (and real-life personalities dwelling in the aforementioned era of Deadwood), from one-a-the best TV shows in the entire history of television (Deadwood for those o'you that aren't in the know!), and it was my inestimable pleasure to be playin' the honourable Wild Bill Hickok h'self. Well, I was mighty excited! This here game has an astoundingly amazin' beautiful game box that is just a delight to set eyes upon. It presents as an old leather-bound book of some value and opens just as a book might to reveal components of high worth and quality. Colouful dice, some cards and wooden disks signifing the diff'rent locations in the game. Like so many before it, Deadwood 1876 is a bluffing and decucti'n game, however, I can state with certainty this one holds up most admirably amongst the best of the others in existance. This one even features guns and shoot-outs! If the theme of this one has appeal to you or even if you're just wanderin' and lookin' to stroll down memory lane with the likes Sol Star, Seth Bullock, Molly Johnson, Al Swearengen or Calamity Jane then this game is the game you 'bin lookin' for and oughtta get out there and pick up yourself a copy!
There is a lot of hype about the game Wingspan and while I realize that this can sometimes create unrealistic expectations I'm on the hype train with this one. It's a beatiful, fantastic engine-building game. Is it worth paying $200 to buy a copy? No, probably not. It's excellent and a lot of fun but this game will be in-print for a long time I'm sure. I just waited for the next printing and got myself a reasonably priced game that will bring us hours of fun and joy.
Ganz schön clever (aka That's Pretty Clever) is a great roll-and-write game by game design superstar, Wolfgang Warsch. Roll the dice and write the numbers on your sheet to create exciting combos that let you do several different things on your turn. Very clever indeed! And lots of fun!
Growl is a party game for 4 to 10 players very similar to One Night Ultimate Werewolf. The wolves are trying to wound and bite the humans and the humans are trying to stay alive and wound the wolves in the game. In this game either all the wolves win (even he dead ones) or all the humans win (even the dead ones). Fast and fun with a large group. And cool furry box too!
The Spiel des Jahres winner of 2019, Just One is simply: Just Perfect! I can't say enough good things about this cooperative party game. Super easy to teach and learn, plays super fast, tough to beat and it's always a hit.
Welcome To... is a new addition to my collection. Another flip-and-write (or flip-and-fill) game where everyone is playing simultaneously and choosing from the same 3 options in the center of the table but end up with entirely different paths to the end of the game. This was our first 10-player game of this and featured a 2-way tie for first place. Interesting and fun.
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