Tag: Lost Cities

  • EuroRails and Terra Mystica

    Finally some EuroRails! I’ve been wanting to play this game for quite a while now, but it’s not very good choice for our game group. We have limited time, so a four-player game at an hour per player just won’t do. Having less than four players is rare, and having more than five so could split […]

  • Helcon 2008 review, part 3

    Let’s see what I didn’t cover in part 1 or part 2… see also part 4. GemBlo Pyramid. This dice-pyramid game is apparently good, if played with the expert rules. Well, we couldn’t figure them out, so we tried the basic game. That one isn’t good, since making the pyramids isn’t particularly interesting and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Games weekend in Jyväskylä: Mhing!

    I visited Jyväskylä last weekend and played quite a few games. I had just few games with me, so the games were repeated more than usually. That’s different and to be honest, I quite enjoyed it. Lost Cities: I brought a brand-new Finnish copy of the game as a mother’s day gift and ended up […]

  • Karibik and TransAmerica

    I got a nice packet yesterday. Inside I found two games from Winning Moves, Karibik and TransAmerica and some Kosmos two-player games (Lost Cities and Balloon Cup). What all these games have in common? They are all coming out in Finnish next year and I’m working on the translations. You know how much I like […]

  • More San Juan

    I’m back at BrettSpielWelt, it seems. The new user interface changes have made it more pleasant to use, so I might start visiting the place more often. Today I popped in three times. First time all I played was two rounds of Lost Cities. It was bit quiet and also the server restarted right after […]

  • Lahti games weekend, Saturday and Sunday

    After a badly slept night a new morning dawned. While waiting for the breakfast, I played a game of 6 Nimmt!. We played it differently, using (almost) the Terminal City Gamers variant. Instead of several rounds, we played just two, without shuffling the deck or the cards on the table between them. It was a […]

  • Lahti Board Game Weekend, Friday

    So, I spent the weekend at the Munter mansion in Lahti, playing games. It was an excellent weekend of games, one of the best I’ve participated in. Not the best, though — I think game events get better the less people there are. The participants were pretty carefully selected, but not enough. The ideal for […]

  • Sticheln

    Finnish users can go ahead and read the Finnish review. I’ve played enough Sticheln that I feel I can write a review. However, my point-of-view is very biased: I’ve only ever played the three-player game. Well, one four-player game, but that’s not enough. Still, I think Sticheln is such a superior three-player game that reviewing […]

  • FinDipCon V: Saturday

    After about six hours of mediocre sleep and an hours walk in early morning Helsinki before the doors opened, the Saturday games started. After some quick two-players (Lost Cities and Flowerpower), we played the New England Phil had bought Friday. I studied the rules quickly and teached the others. It took a while to digest […]