21st Feb - Navegador

First up was Navegador, a 'rondel' game that I bought at Essen in 2010. Really good game, lots of ways to win and very little down time. Richard won by colonising anything that stood still long enough.

Richard 106, Garry 92, Steve 82

We had some time left so decided to play the brain burning trick taking card game Flaschentufel (or Bottle Imp in English). I only manage to get the hang of this game by the time we finish playing, but at least I managed a joint win (yay!).

Garry 66, Steve 66, Richard 22

It was a shame that Matt wasn't here this week as I'm sure he would have really enjoyed himself.

15th Feb - Santiago de Cuba

A few weeks of no games due to people being away skiing/sick/laying on beaches etc. 3 of us managed to get together a played a couple of games of Santiago de Cuba. Great game it dosen't take too long so not outstaying it's welcome. Managed to get 2 games in.

Ben 45, Garry 39, Steve 36
Steve 48, Garry 38, Ben 36

17th Jan - Power Grid: The First Sparks

Been a while since I updated this blog, sorry about that. Anyway we played this new variation of Power Grid set in pre-historic times. In theory it looks like a good game however there is one major flaw, It's possible to get youself stuck in a loop where you can just about to feed your people but not buy any more cards, and there's nothing you can do, this is as good as player elimination. A poor design in my mind. This one's going on the trade list.

To make up for the pain of First Sparks we played Hol's der Geier which was great fun.

I lost the slip of paper with the scores on.