Tag: Gang of Four

  • Gulf, Mobile & Ohio and Gang of Four

    Gulf, Mobile & Ohio is one clever game. We played it yesterday, with four players this time and couple of newbies… My fifth game, already, which is nice, and I’m just about to rate this as a 10. It’s just that damn good. The timing games, juggling into a position to open a good railroad, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Helcon 2006

    Helcon 2006 was a blast, and the most successful event of the Board Game Society history with almost 100 participants. I was there for the Saturday (limitation caused by being a parent; unfortunate for the gaming, but rewarding in other ways). I didn’t play that many games, but as you will see, sometimes (well, often) […]

  • Online games

    I thought I had ran out of time at the Days of Wonder web games a long time ago, but it turned out I still have over a year or so. Woo-hoo. After all, I have had several of their games and they used to give out one year for each game and it’s all […]

  • Lahti board game weekend 2005

    Once again I ventured to Lahti and Peter Munter’s board game weekend. After all, I had to go and rescue my sleeping bag I had forgotten there last time. For the record, it didn’t survive: Munter’s dog (a huge Great Dane, and I’m not talking about Mik Svellov now) had eaten it’s storage bag. Munter, […]

  • The Games Journal

    The first 2005 issue of The Games Journal is out. The best article is without a doubt Dave Shapiro’s review of Gang of Four.

  • BSW games: St. Pete and Tichu

    It’s been a while since I last played Tichu (about 50 weeks, actually). I played a game at BSW and sucked. No wonder. It was fun, anyway. We were down something like 800-0, but my partner pulled a Grand Tichu and then we won another round but after that was quickly over. I’d say my […]

  • Another Monday session: Go, Gang of Four

    This Monday our session began with two games of Go against Juho. Juho had been playing elsewhere, where he was approximated as 18 kyu player. That would make me 17 or 16 kyu. That sounds pretty good. This time I gave him just one stone handicap and won two games. First was an fairly early […]

  • Quality Games Weekend: Attika, Puerto Rico

    I was in the Jyväskylä last weekend and as usual, played some games while there. The winner of the weekend was Attika, without a doubt. I expected it to sink in well and it certainly did. First time we played on Friday, my mother and Ismo wanted to play another game, and another game after […]