Tag: String Railway

  • Gaming Year 2011

    2010 was a good year. Well, 2011 was even better. I played more games than on any year on my records. Quality matters, too, but I can control quality more than I can control quantity and if quantity is good, quality tends to be good as well. I played lots of games with my son. […]

  • Recent games

    Some notes on recent games. First some new games I’ve tried. Schatz der Drachen (Knizia / Winning Moves) is a nice twist on a memory game. Works well and I enjoyed it. My son didn’t enjoy it quite as much, though. Excape (Knizia / Filosofia) is a horrible, frustrating game. It’s a simple die game […]

  • South African Railroads, Skat

    I’ve missed two previous Wednesdays (the whole days, simply gone, no sight of them), so I was very glad to be able to attend this week. Vacation hit this week, and lots of people were already playing by noon and we had eight people playing at the same time, which is unusually good. When I […]

  • Triumvirate, Gipf, String Railway

    Yesterday’s games started with a quick round of Triumvirate with Hannu. This is a two-player trick-taking game, and rather well done, too. There are three colours and a round is over when one colour has three tricks. That colour (a member of the triumvirate) gets a scoring token. A game is over when a colour […]

  • Catch-up: Resistance, Age of Steam, Arkadia

    Last Wednesday was a nice day of games. Some Die Dolmengötter, a quick and brutal Innovation and first go at The Resistance, the new Werewolf-style game which is faster and removes the player elimination. It’s an interesting game. Players form two teams. Leader chooses a group to go on a mission. The players on the […]

  • Homesteaders, SNCF, others

    I’m coming here to write a blog post of this week’s games, only to find a draft of last week… except there’s nothing else but the title. Sloppy me! The sessions are, fortunately, compatible, as I played Homesteaders in both of them. I’ve been pushing the game a bit, because I like it and want […]

  • Santiago and String Railway

    We started the new year yesterday. We’re back to the pub Konttori, because the university cafe is being renovated and our other favourite location, Artturi, isn’t good for Wednesdays. We’re actually having two weekly game nights now, with the other in Artturi on Thursdays. We’ll see how that turns out — I know I won’t […]

  • Gaming Year 2010

    Gaming year 2009 wasn’t terrific, but 2010 was. By numbers alone, I played a lot more games than last year. However, the biggest reason 2010 will go down in history as a good board game year was Nooa. I played well over hundred games with Nooa — actually, I played with Nooa about as much […]

  • Catching up

    I’ve been too busy to blog, so I’m going to compress two weeks of games to one post. Can I do? Yes! String Railway. A hit! We played this one last week and this week. I’ve so far only played the five-player game, because everybody wants to play. I like this one a lot. There’s […]

  • Helcon 2010: The Rest

    The first part covered Eclipse. Now, the rest. This year choosing what to play wasn’t difficult. Oskari had a list of games from my collection he wanted to try, I wanted to play those games as well so that’s what we did. String Railway was the obvious starter. I ended up playing the game twice. […]