We had a great turn out last Thursday with some 5-6 tables running all sorts of games: from the lighter Ticket to Ride to the night-long Empire Builder, and many in between, like classic Puerto Rico.
A few new faces this week as well. Hopefully Teemu (I apologize for the spelling), Jen and Eric, had a good time, and will be returning to future meetups.
The night started off typically with our indecisive lot mulling around, figuring out what to play. Luckily, Rob made an appearance, bringing recent Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Broom Service, to the tables, and got the ball rolling as a group broke off to join.
We started the evening with a 5-player game of Broom Service. Rob did a great job as usual explaining the rules. This is a magic potion pick-up and deliver type game. The player tokens are meeples with a witch's hat, very cute. The mechanic for action selection was very innovative. It basically was played like a trick taking game where you had to follow the colour of the suit (action). This game won the 2015 Kennerspiel Spiel Des Jahres. It reminded me a bit of Colt Express in that you pick 4 cards out of your hand to determine your moves and then depending on whether you win the trick then you get to do your action. As per standard operating procedure, I finished last. I believe Dave finished first and Rob second, but I'm not entirely sure. Jen and Eric battled it out for the middle ground.
Played a 5-player game of Roll for the Galaxy. I managed to tie with Mike, we think...
We decided to kick off with a lighter filler as Steve made the executive decision to try Harbor. With owner's advantage (and my likely terrible explanation of the game), I was able to rush my last two buildings to cinch the game.
Other games that made it to the tables: Alhambra, 7 Wonders, Arboretum.
We are a small club of avid board gamers, who meet every Thursday in south Kanata to see who can claim the most VPs.