Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Abort, Retry, Fail?

Again, sorry for the last minute cancellation. I will be hosting this Thursday night at 7pm. It looks like Tues are out for me for now. Thursdays I'll actually be in town working (and not in WEST HOUSTON where I'll be working for the next couple of weeks).

come on over....because euro gaming is better than watching the VP debate

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gaming on Tues Sept 30...7pm

Come one, come all. We did ok with two gaming tables last week. We can do it again if we have 6+.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A night of CLOSE scores

Last night we had a decent crowd: JD, Lewis, Joseph, Tom, and Andy. We split up into two groups.

Lewis, Joseph, and I played Agricola. It was a terrible game for me simply because I was working hard for this end-game scoring card thinking it was going to give me VP's for fields, when in fact it was for pastures. I realized this about 3 rounds from the endgame....needless to say, at little too late. Still, scores where somewhat close. I had 26 (urgh), And Lewis and Joseph were in the low 30's, with Lewis winning by a point.

Andy, Tom, and JD played Nefertiti, which I want to try someday, and Pirate's Cove, which I don't need to try. Hopefully someone will fill you in on these games.

L,J, and I then played 3 games of No Thanks, a great card filler.... probably my lightest filler. Not my fav though, but it's good. For that kind of 'filling', I prefer Fairy Tale, but only is everyone knows the game (so it can go fast). It looks like it's getting reprinted for the 3rd...4th time?

Some people had to leave, so then Lewis, JD, Andy, and I played Space Dealer. I like this game a lot because it reminds me of Real-time Strategy computer games like Command and Conquer, Warcraft, etc. After Lewis gave me much grief over the rules review, we fought out way trying to deliver goods accross the cosmos. As always, it was a blast. I'd like to try it again with some of the expansion/variant cards (and probably without Lewis... because he doesn't like luck in games, and he doesn't like to keep track of the score during the game, when it is supposed to be done like that.... I wouldn't have made deliveries to his planet if I could see that he was winning....)

Then more people left, so JD, Lewis and I decided to play something lite like Liar's Dice. So we played Phoenicia (which for those that don't know, is anything but lite). Again, it was an extremely close match with me and Lewis fighting until the very end for the win. He beat me by just 1 point. Oh the agony. This is probably one of my all time fav games (definitively in my personal Top 5). It's a heavy game that plays in 1 hr, which to me is just icing on the cake.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A more powerful Power Grid

Saturday night I got to play my favorite game, Power Grid.
I have been aiming for several games to have 1 more city powered than the end game condition, and I finally did it last nite.
I have won a couple of games via most money as the tie-breaker, but last night I made a slightly risky move in demolishing my 3 city wind plant so that I might be able to power 15, compared to 14 to trigger end game...and it worked. :)
I am just saying I need more competition to cure me of my hubris, so bring it on! :P

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gaming next week....

So we all survived the storm (I think...), and now are recovering. The question on my mind now is...when are we gaming again? Since I'm not working for now, I've done lots of computer gaming (among other mundane adult things of course), but I'm ready for boardgaming.

Next week there will be gaming at Coffee Culture with the League City meetup. I can't make it, but as always, I encourage all to go.

But being the selfish gamer that I am, I do want to game some that week if I can: I'm hosting on Wed 9/24 at 7pm. Please do go to the League City gamers meetup, but if you can't (or want to even game some more) come to my place on Wed. By then I should have my pimped Agricola complete (with card sleeves, resourceeples, and a nice tacklebox to organize the bits).

According to the Wiktionary
PIMPED= adj. A term used in popular culture a lot, meaning "cool", "nice", or "awesome"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A storm is coming...

....and you have to evacuate, what 3 games from your collection would you definitively not leave behind?

Seriously though, my prayers are with everyone.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Storm? Again?? Gaming tomorrow...9/9

Another week, another storm, another night of gaming at the coffee place in League City (not my place). I'm pretty sure I'll be there. See ya then.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

History buff?

For those interested in history, wargames, etc.

check out the empires sweeping the globe through history...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gaming Wednesday 8/3

I can't do Tuesday, but I'm opening my doors for gaming on Wednesday. Usual time, usual place. Post your reply if you are/aren't coming.

I had to cancel for tonight...

BTW, found this picture of someone that beats me in their OCD ways... sleeved board components and tiles for Starcraft! I may want to sleeve all my Agricola cards, but this is DEFINITIVELY way too OCD even for me.