Nothing new, but I can’t keep up with blogging. But it wasn’t really a heavy week in games, even though I added seven to the collection on Friday. Here they are:
- The Castles of Burgundy
- Colt Express
- Frank’s Zoo
- Isle of Trains
- Penny Press
- Wyatt Earp
Of those, I had only played Splendor. “Burgundy” came as a very good deal on Amazon and the others were from Board Game Warehouse.
The kids and I got in a round of Frank’s Zoo on Saturday night, which I believe is the oldest game on the list and is a fairly simple card game with a nice twist when it comes to team play (team changes each round).
On Sunday night we played Colt Express, which I had to put together on Friday night. It has a 3-D train for a board. It was a total blast and Julie won, which made her happy. I can’t wait to get it out again.
Monday I went to game night for 2.75 hours and I got in 3 games! All belonged to Leon and one of them I had been wanting to play since I tried to potentially make a trade for it at Origins. That game is Airlines Europe. It’s by the creator of Ticket to Ride, but it’s a lot different than that one. It involves buying stock. The score was fairly close at the end, so that always makes for a good game.
The first game we played that night was “Deep Sea Adventure”, which is a mini-game that I performed rather poorly. It has a very interesting mechanic and I think it’s something I would like to own should it become more readily available in the States.
We finished the night with M, which reminded me of a non-speed version of Set. Honestly, I couldn’t figure out what was going on most of the game and somehow I won. Therefore, I think it’s one of those games you can get really lucky.
Who knows what else I would have gotten in that night! Had to leave early to make it over to Katy’s house (along with Julie) to meet her in-laws.