Match Report – 19th November

A welcome return!

With Brian’s health issues pretty much behind him now we saw the welcome return of Claire and Brain after what has been for them a difficult year. Taking one of our occasional trips to Daniella’s we were joined by a couple of her offspring plus ‘mum’ bringing our number to 10.
Ticket To Ride: Europe - The players with what looks like one realising it has all gone wrong!
Crispin and Malcolm led a game of Ticket To Ride: Europe at one end of the room (eventually won by Leonie) which saw Tom either desperately disappointed at loosing to his sister or listening for the sound of trains on the track depending on your interpretation of the photo’s! Mum had never played a game of this type before and was heard during the rules explanation to say “maybe I should have stayed watching the TV”. However by the end of the game she had enjoyed it so much she was talking about the possibility of buying a copy of the game.

Games in a Pub – 11th November 2012

3 Return whilst 1 leaves 

Oliver had told us all a couple of weeks ago that he would be moving out of the area soon and as this would be his final night with us he was given free reign to choose the evenings games.
Braggart - The players
First up was a game of Braggart, reviewed here, this was a game that has been played at our games evening a number of times and with much laughter. It is one of those games which can be played at two levels. You either go for points and don’t worry about the cards or go for fun reading out the boast (made up of a Foe and a Deed card plus optionally Scene and or Result cards). I think this game lived up to Oliver’s hopes and may yet be his first game purchase as he felt his family would enjoy this one.

Match Report – 5th November 2012

Lots of chat and one of the classic 'gateway' games
Ticket To Ride: Europe - Three of the players
On our last two evenings we explored Ticket To Ride: Europe and with a request from my wife to not learn anything new (suffering with a headache all day she didn't feel she could cope with anything too complex – hmmm!) and with 5 players it was unsurprising that Ticket To Ride: Europe was a popular choice.
Ticket To Ride: Europe - The board at the end of the game and after the scorring! Note Gwen's marker on the far side, she smashed the rest of us.
What was less expected was the way in which once the game got started that Gwen demolished the rest of us scoring over 40 points more than her nearest rival – headache?!
Munchies - My part eaten cheese and chive bun

Having just returned from Essen I had hoped to get one of the new titles to the table; sadly not on this occasion. With lots of chat and munchies we only managed one game. At some point we let Crispin get hold of the camera - he likes doing close ups! I f you check out the link below you will see his handiwork.

More photo's of the evening can be seen here.

If you would like to try some of the games talked about on this blog come along to our next evening at the Blue Anchor, Crowborough is in two weeks time on Sunday 11th November starting at 7.00pm - £1 per head. More details can be seen on our Facebook Page Social Gamers - Crowborough