With the rain lashing down outside I was surprised to find a large group ready and willing to play when I arrived at the Blue Anchor, last Sunday. With yet more people arriving close behind me and the festive season approaching it seemed (to me at least!) an ideal opportunity to give Pitch Car another run out.
18th September 2011) in third. However whilst we were lucky enough to profit from their engine malfunction the green team lost it completely with their car doing pretty much everything you don’t want a car to do bar turning around and driving the wrong way around the track, to the point that they came in in last place - oops.
Settlers of Catan and another happy to play whatever I suggested – hmmm this can be a mistake at times!
1. Too many players – especially since NONE of them had ever played it before.
2. Not having one of us who have played it before actually involved in the game to clarify any uncertainties as they arose and help keep the game flowing quickly.
I guess this just goes to prove that you can have a bad experience with even the best game and if that were your only experience then you might conclude, mistakenly in my view, that board games are rubbish.
On the up side, for me at least, it was great to hear that having played and enjoyed both Braggart and Discworld: Ankh-Morpork at our pub games evenings previously Nick and his friends had bought both games and in the case of the later played over a dozen times already.
TransEuropa, Fuchs and Fertig, Kalimambo and Villa Paletti. It was obviously something to do with the weather outside because Kalimambo which has been successful with everybody else we have played it with left the group of players Sunday night distinctly unimpressed. So sadly a couple of disappointing games experiences to end 2011.
More photo's from the evening can be seen here.
Our next event at the Blue Anchor, Crowborough is in two weeks time on Sunday