Tag: Attika

  • Gaming Year 2021

    Covid-19. The pandemic got better, and I got the vaccine shots. I returned to the board game cafe meetings in June. Things have become much better. The number of games I played dropped significantly from 2020: from 753 to 481. In hours, I went from 339 to 266. The main reason for this is Nooa, […]

  • Gaming Year 2020

    2020 was a weird year. Covid-19. Let’s get the big one out there first. Covid-19 was a big thing, and wasn’t. The total amount of games I played was about the same as it has been in previous years. The ten year average is 751, I played 753 games in 2020; in hours the average […]

  • Top 10 tile laying games

    I did a list of top 10 tile-laying games. I’ve defined tile laying much more strictly than the BoardGameGeek tile placement game mechanism list does. I’m looking for games where tile laying or tile placement is the main mechanism. The game should be about laying tiles, with spatial relationships between tiles being important: either connections […]

  • Recent new games

    Looks like my game reporting is lagging a bit, again. Two weeks ago I introduced Attika to my Monday game opponent. This classic is still fun and an interesting challenge. Barons is a very ugly game (as can be expected) from Cambridge Game Factory. Too bad is nowhere near as interesting as Glory to Rome. […]

  • Thursday session: Tier auf Tier, Attika

    Actually, I’ll start with another session report first. Wednesday we went to see some of our playground friends. The kids — 5 and 7 years — don’t mind Nooa much, but they are all over me. Well, Nooa had great fun playing with their toys (Bob the Builder Duplos, a guaranteed hit) and I played […]

  • Year metric

    I’ve been a fan of Matthew Gray’s month metric. Now I happened unto his Every year 2007 update, focusing on the year metric. I haven’t been bothering with that, believing I wouldn’t have many high-scoring games. Well, I thought, why not — it’s a simple thing to add to my game stats package. I was […]

  • Neuland and Attika

    Ah, Neuland! The land of strange, yet soothing line art and wide open spaces ready to be filled with pointy little buildings, free for all to use! How have I longed to wander through your fields, moving resources around! So, I met Olli H. for some games, and got him to play Neuland. He had […]

  • Blue Moon City and Attika

    Our game session dwindled up to just two players, me and Olli, but I saw no need to change the main course. I’ve heard Blue Moon City is good with just two, so of course I had to try it. Turns it out works just fine. Both our games were quite exciting enough. Some folks […]

  • Board game club session: Tichu, Gulo Gulo, Attika

    We had a nice board game club yesterday. It was strange to have the club on Monday, not Sunday, thanks to the Easter, but many people arrived nonetheless. Tichu was definitely the high point for me yesterday. After reading Steve’s Tichu strategy article I wanted to give it a go (last time I played was […]

  • Multiplayer games for two

    Iain asked me about other multiplayer games that work with two (other than Caylus, that is). Well, here’s a small list: First of all there are few games with modular boards that scale really well. Samurai is the king of scalable games, as it works really well with two, three or four. Some might actually […]