Tag: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

  • Gaming Year 2013

    2013 was a very good year of board games, just like 2012 was before it. My kids and I have continued to play lots of games. My son is now seven and half, and can play quite complicated games. My daughter, soon five, is also a bright little gamer, and much less prone to throwing […]

  • Recent notes

    I notice my blog is leaking readers. Too bad. Well, it might help actually post something every now and then. Here’s notes from the last couple of weeks. Mostly games with kids, as my son has been taking swimming lessons at the same time as our Thursday-evening game session is. I’m happy to report the […]

  • Lord of the Rings: Confrontation in Finnish

    I haven’t played Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation a lot in the recent years. Well, expect that to change. My son, now six years old, is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, mostly because of LotR LEGOs. I figured out he might enjoy the game, so I whipped up some Finnish translations for […]

  • Rails in South Carolina

    So, the Age of Steam. I met with Olli and we played the other two-player map in the Bézier set of 1867 Georgia Reconstruction, South Carolina and Oklahoma Land Rush. I’ve already played 1867 Georgia (but haven’t blogged about it for some reason) with Robert back in October 2009, and it was a bit of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gaming year 2006

    Once again the year is over and it’s time for the year-end report. Here’s 2005 for comparison… Good games published in 2006 Age of Steam: London and Sun, 1830’s Pennsylvania and Northern California — I’ve played one map from each of the Bézier expansions, and loved both. Interesting new concepts, excellent production quality — great […]

  • Games with Gargoyle: Yinsh, Dungeon Twister, Blue Moon

    Yesterday I had a small "welcome to Tampere" games session with Mikko, also known as Gargoyle (you might remember him from Gone Gaming). We met in the Konttori bar for some two-player games. First up was Yinsh, which we both have played little. Our skill levels seem to match, as the game was quite enjoyable. […]

  • Small two-player session

    My games with Olli continued on Friday. We started with Kahuna — it was the final test. Olli lost big time; he got the first scoring, but then my defensive island network made it quite clear there was no way he could beat me. Final score was 6-1. Not good. He didn’t like the game, […]

  • Two-player session with Confrontations, Fjords and a Blue Moon

    I met Ilari yesterday for some games. The main attraction was the brand new Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Deluxe. Ilari, a big fan of the original game, was eager to try the new characters. We played two double matches. In first we used variant characters but no special cards, in second we took […]

  • New Confrontations

    I got the new Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Deluxe Edition yesterday. The original is one of the best two-player games I have, how does the new edition compare? First thing you notice is the big box. It’s a big box game now, which makes me a bit reluctant to sell the old edition, […]