Tag: variants

  • Hacienda at SpielByWeb

    We played a game of Hacienda at SpielByWeb. It was a pleasantly quick match, just a week. You can see the final results. I won, but it was a bit of a surprise. I was the only player to try the massive land chain -strategy, so perhaps that was it? I made a mistake, though: […]

  • 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, […]

  • Union Pacific

    Chris Brooks has also played Union Pacific and enjoyed it. That reminded me: has anyone tried to play the game without using the board? I think you could just play the trains on the table without placing them on the board. The board is quite large and has little significance in the game — at […]

  • Solo Kogge + Piecepack

    Andreas Steding has published a solo variant for his excellent game Kogge. I haven’t tried it yet, I’ll let you know what I think about it if I do. I’ve also taken interest to Piecepack. If anyone wants to send me a set, I’d be more than happy… I’m currently poor as a beggar and […]

  • Another Monday session: Go, Gang of Four

    This Monday our session began with two games of Go against Juho. Juho had been playing elsewhere, where he was approximated as 18 kyu player. That would make me 17 or 16 kyu. That sounds pretty good. This time I gave him just one stone handicap and won two games. First was an fairly early […]

  • Vom Kap bis Kairo

    I played two games of Vom Kap bis Kairo last weekend. For the first time, I tried the variant recommended by Greg Alecnevikus. That is, when player builds a track and there’s no auction, the turn moves to left instead of staying on the same player. So, you can’t save money in auctions and then […]

  • Diplomacy

    I’m playing Diplomacy again. For the last two years or so I have mostly focused on GMing and I haven’t had a real need to play the game. It just doesn’t fit my personality, I think… Well, now I’m playing again. I’ve been running games of Necromancer, which is a Diplomacy variant set in the […]

  • Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers preview

    So, today I had the first opportunity to try the new Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers. There are quite a few changes from the basic game, but it’s still definitely the same game. Cities have turned in to forests. They are quite similar, however, there’s an interesting incentive to close other people’s forests. If a forest […]