Tag: Yinsh

  • 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 […]

  • Let’s Catch the Lion and Yinsh

    I played some games with my brother yesterday. Let’s Catch the Lion is a cute abstract game. It’s a very small variant of shōgi (Japanese chess), with a 3×4 board and just four pieces per player. The action starts right away. It’s a quick game and it didn’t take us long to play four rounds. […]

  • Games with Gargoyle: Yinsh, Dungeon Twister, Blue Moon

    Yesterday I had a small "welcome to Tampere" games session with Mikko, also known as Gargoyle (you might remember him from Gone Gaming). We met in the Konttori bar for some two-player games. First up was Yinsh, which we both have played little. Our skill levels seem to match, as the game was quite enjoyable. […]

  • Gipf collection complete

    With the today’s arrival of Yinsh, my Gipf collection is complete. It doesn’t include Tamsk (hard to get, not very interesting behind the time pressure) or Pünct (a connection game) or most of the extra sets (none but number two with the Zèrtz rings). Another collection was recompleted with the newfangled Buka Invasion set for […]

  • Helcon III — Sunday

    If you haven’t read Helcon III — Saturday yet, that’s the place to start from. Sunday began with a meeting, when the Finnish Diplomacy Association had it’s last meeting. It’s final now: the association will now be known as Finnish Boardgame Society or Suomen lautapeliseura. We’ll forget Diplomacy and start spreading the gospel of better […]

  • Helcon III — Saturday

    Helcon III began early in the morning, when we packed up everything in Tommy’s car and headed to the location. We quickly set everything up, unpacked games and arranged the tables and whatnot. First visitors arrived early and started playing games soon and soon more came. First game I played was a four-player Crokinole match. […]