Having been evicted from the Two Brewers for not drinking enough, we
gathered at the Marlow Donkey for the fourth meeting of this
Back to the Two Brewers on a muggy night, for the third meeting of
A five-player games session on a hot afternoon at home. Images follow:
Seven of us this time, at the Wild Lime in the drunken quarter of
Yesterday was the third International Tabletop Day, and the first time
I've got involved in events for it.
Nine players this time, though a couple had to leave early.
On a chilly January day, nine of us ended up boardgaming at my place.
To a mate's place in London on New Year's Eve for beer, games and
Quite a few people turned up for the Christmas Party (not actually
all that party-like though the red bobble hats made an apparance).
In July I backed the Kickstarters for The Resistance - Hostile Intent
& Hidden Agenda and Flash Point: Honor & Duty. My copies have now
This small one-day boardgaming event
happens twice a year in a village hall in Deepest Buckinghamshire, and
has been going for quite a few years. This was my second visit, and
probably the last autumn one I'll get to for a while as it will clash
in future with YSDC Games Day.
Quite a lot of games have some sort of hidden identity component: for
Lords of Waterdeep
both deal each player a random role which then gives them a secret way
of winning the game;
Shadows over Camelot,
while nominally cooperative, may assign a traitor role to one or more
players; and the UFO faction in
even covertly choose which victory condition to aspire to. But some
games are entirely about the hidden roles and working out who's got
which, and I seem to have been playing a lot of them lately.
People who know me will be aware that I'm an enthusiastic player of
several of the games published by Indie Boards and Cards. They
currently have Kickstarter projects running for two of them.
Since a planned session at home had to be called off, I went along to
Uxbridge for an afternoon of games.
Thanks to Manuel, the group has survived the loss of its coffee-bar
venue; we met at his home. I played six different games, and enjoyed
them all in different ways.