From trading 'Dollies' to some very strange drawings!
These youngsters all like a game with lots of interaction so when it came to selecting which board game to play what better choice than one of the modern classics, Settlers of Catan. A game we have described in previous blog posts in a lot more detail, it requires players to actively trade natural resources with each other in order to advance their civilisation of roads, towns and cities.
Needless to say this left me somewhat handicapped and increasingly aggrieved! Ruth having not played the game before was feeling her way whilst Natalie was trying to avoid drawing too much attention to her significant iron ore production capability. Gwen, always a keen competitor, kept a low profile and, I feel, was able to slip stream in behind me and profit from Ben’s negative publicity program – not that I’m bitter or twisted you understand!
So time to drown my sorrows in coffee and munchies – again Natalie had come up trumps this time baking us some deliciously moist and tasty Carrot cake buns, topped off very artistically with handmade icing sugar carrots. Note 2 to self – suspect Ben knows it is Gwen who does the Christmas shopping!
here ). This is a game that might be described as Pictionary on steroids since it calls on each player to draw one of 42 images whilst simultaneously working out which of the other 41 possible images their opponents are each drawing. It is a game that is both highly amusing and high tension as the guessing stops when the 4th player in a 5 player game has laid their last Guessing Card. Note 3 to self – no justice in this world; proved beyond doubt by Ben’s undisputed supremacy in this game.
More photo's from the evening can be seen here.
If you would like to try some of the games talked about on this blog come along to our next event at the Blue Anchor, Crowborough is in two weeks time on Sunday 29th January starting at 7pm - £1 per head. More details can be seen on our Facebook Page Social Gamers - Crowborough