Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Even more boardgaming...

So I finally had a chance to play the games i purchased recently, and I have to say that I am very satisfied with experience.

Ghost Stories is a mix of contradictions: it has great mixture of humor and horror that really tinkled my boardgaming nerve. Also, it is at the same time fun little game and extremely complex experience that is almost impossible to win. Rules are easy to learn, but to learn to play it, you need practice.
I played several games so far, end each of them ended after no more than 15 minutes with ghost overwhelming the board. And it seems that climbing a mountain towards my first win will be long journey.

And then, there is Agricola. This game is really something special.  I played it first time last night and I am totally taken by it. I just want more and more! I will have to clarify it by few more plays, but it I think I will consider Agricola the best solo game I played so far...

PS. After 3 solo games (1 won, 2 lost), the feeling is still the same. So glad I got this! I think I can even persuade my wife to play it with me one of these days...

Counting points on my first victorious (52 points) game (5th cow in the fence is a pet :) )
 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Boardgaming addiction

Well, here are latest additions to my solo boardgames collection.


Agricola I purchased used, from local gaming forum, for some 70% of its commercial value. The game is in great condition, played maybe once or twice. Furthermore, all cards are already sleeved, which adds more value.

On the other hand, Ghost stories came brand new from local gaming club.

Can't wait to try them both....

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mage Knight Board Game

I received my copy of Mage Knight Board Game this week, so I used weekend to play first couple of games.

I played introduction scenario both times, once just following game walkthrough, and once using dummy player to spice things up.
I have to say that so far I am really satisfied with investment into this game.
Replayabiliy seems great and solo engine is good.
The setting of the game is the longer part, after that game runs smoothly.
Unfortunately, with small kid in house I will not be able to play one game through two or more sessions any time soon, which is what this game is designed for in order too show full strength...

In other news, I have detected big change with my gaming group. Having small kids I am not regular on the meetings, but where just few months ago only WFB existed and nothing more, now I hear only about boardgaming, mostly Battlestar Galactica and Arkham Horror sessions.
Maybe it has something to do with all members of my group getting close to 40 :)
I also hear that there are some new kids getting into WFB in our town and that they are forming group of their own...