Tag: Tzaar

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Recent games

    Space Hulk: Death Angel. I played couple of two-player games with my brother. In the first game we were severely beaten. We then tried playing the game removing the restriction on actions, allowing the same action to be taken several times in a row. Turns out the difficulty of the game is very much caused […]

  • Nile and Tzaar

    I met my brother yesterday for some games. We started with Nile, the new set-collecting game from Minion Games. It’s actually pretty good! At least as a two-player filler, that is. The game is about farming. There are five crops to plant and harvest. Each turn starts with a new flood card, which displays the […]

  • Interested in new games

    I’ve been living in a gaming void… Excluding the play-by-web games, the Bezique match is the only game I’ve played since Anni was born. It’s still a bit hectic to go out and play, but it doesn’t stop me from thinking about games. I’ve found Günter Cornett’s Greentown and I’m seriously thinking about buying it. […]

  • 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 […]