Tag: Race for the Galaxy

  • Hot games for Q4/2007

    And here’s the one final bit of trivia for 2007, the hot games for Q4. Shouldn’t be any surprises in store, but it’s good to have this one link in the chain of quarterly reports! Goodness continued from the previous quarter as the Thursday games were still in. Agricola is hands down the hottest game […]

  • Gaming year 2007

    Another year of games is soon over. Gaming year 2006 was good, but I think this one was even better! At least in quality, not necessarily in quantity… Good new games (2006-2007 games) Agricola — This year brought two very good games, worthy of top-10 or even top-5 spot on my personal ratings. Agricola is […]

  • Shogi and Race for the Galaxy

    I met Olli for a quick round of two-player games. Since the ever-friendly postman brought me my Shogi board, that was what we played. Olli has this thing with abstracts: he doesn’t really like to play them, because he basically dislikes their deepness, I suppose. In a sense, I mean, that he sees there’s potential […]

  • Thursday session: Agriculture again

    While waiting for our fellow gamers, we played a three-player game of Race for the Galaxy. This time everybody knew the rules and played fast and we were able to finish the game in just 15 minutes or so. It was a close one: the scores were 32-32-30, and I was able to win thanks […]

  • Thursday session: Race for the Galaxy and Canal Mania

    We started the session with Race for the Galaxy. Our game took something like 40 minutes this time, so it’s getting faster, perhaps. I went with the novelty goods, as my start cards were bent that way. I got a pretty good engine going there, with Consume: Trade producing a hefty pile of cards and […]

  • Thursday session: Race for the Galaxy

    Good games today: three rounds of Race for the Galaxy and one Fairy Tale. That was all we could manage: it’s slow going with new players. Our games took 45 minutes, 45 minutes and 30 minutes. Based on that, I’d say 20 minutes is doable with experienced players. It’s good, it’s darn good and without […]

  • New games in the collection

    I got my copy of Race for the Galaxy yesterday. It looks pretty nifty, though the art is perhaps a bit dark. Then again, I suppose it is dark in space… I’m glad the cards are of decent size, so they work well with card protectors — I’m hoping to play the game that much. […]

  • Back from Helcon!

    Another Helcon is gone (well, they’re still playing, but I’m already back home) and boy, it was a good one! We started games on the train to Helsinki. Robert managed to get himself to the wrong train (for some reason there were to trains to Helsinki within three minutes), but I had Olli and Sami […]

  • Tom Lehmann

    Before, Tom Lehmann simply didn’t register on my radar. I’m too young or something for the TimJim Games and Fast Food Franchise to mean anything to me. However, now I take a look at my list of three most-anticipated games — Caylus Magna Carta, Race for the Galaxy and Phoenicia — and hey, two out […]