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Reading Boardgames Social 15 July 2015 16 July 2015

The Wednesday meetings are the main ones, but usually I'm occupied elsewhere. This time I wasn't, and ended up playing a series of small games. Images follow: cc-by-sa on everything.

We started with six-player Tsuro, and not even my copy for a change. Two players were killed off fairly quickly, and then things slowed down a little; I ended up joint winner, the first time I've seen that happen.

Next was a new one to me, 6 Nimmt!. I realised how it worked just too late to avoid picking up a big (negative) score on the first card, but it started to make sense after that. It would reward card counting, which is a negative point for me because I'm very bad at it, but with other players who are also bad at it I'd be happy to play it again.

Another purely abstract game next, Red 7. Another I hadn't played before, which made it a bit embarrassing when I scored enough in a single round to end the game, beating the player who was one point off winning. It's a modified trick-taking game: you have to play so that you have a better hand than anyone else, or drop out of the round, but what constitutes "a better hand" can be changed by card play. I very much enjoyed this, and will certainly be buying a copy.

We carried on with Welcome to the Dungeon, where I did distinctly less well than last time (in part because as soon as one player passed everyone else tended to do the same, and it tended to be the player to my left who passed first). Still good fun, and one I may buy at some point.

My last game of the evening was several rounds of Coup, which is still one of my favourites. I have a strategy, which often works, but I probably ought to change it around a bit to avoid getting predictable.

Elsewhere, people were playing Catacombs: disc-flicking with real tactics!

[Buy Tsuro at Amazon] [Buy 6 Nimmt! at Amazon] [Buy Red7 at Amazon] [Buy Welcome to the Dungeon at Amazon] [Buy Coup at Amazon] and help support the blog. ["As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases."]

  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 07:23pm on 16 July 2015

    You'd never played 6nimmt? Boggle, boggle, young people today...

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 07:28pm on 16 July 2015

    I know, I know, I wasted my youth…

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