Games in a Pub 18th March 2012

A quiet Mothers Day evening

Whilst Oliver and I were waiting for the others to arrive we had a couple of abortive attempts at Ligretto 2, which really didn’t seem to work as a two player although we have had some fun with it as a four player on previous occasions.

Box artwork from Army of Frogs
We moved onto Army of Frogs, a game designed for pubs and other hostile gaming environments. It can be carried around in a cloth bag and consists of 44 heavy plastic, marble looking playing pieces. There is no board or cardboard counters to worry about. The game consists of trying to use your hexagon shaped frogs to create an island of 7 frogs of your colour whilst stopping your opponents doing the same thing.

7 Wonders - The players early in the Second Age
With the arrival of the rest of the team Simon, Robin and Laura we moved on to 7 Wonders which Robin eventually won. In the post match discussions Simon felt that whilst he liked the game he was not yet convinced about it feeling that it is difficult to discern which cards are worth collecting as you don’t know what options you will have next. That said we had a fun game and as we become more familiar with it all felt that it would soon play well inside an hour.
7 Wonders - A close up of the table at the end of the Third Age
Looking for more familiar ground and a game that would fit in the time remaining we selected one of the perennial favourites, Carcassonne. A game that seemed to bring out the worst in my fellow players as they conspired to handicap me and generally limit my playing options seeing me as the person to stop in spite of spending most of the game at the back on the score track. When it came to the final score their concern seemed to be well founded as I took the lead - only to be pipped to the winning line by…. could it be Robin again?!

With a small turnout we didn’t raise much money for CAFOD, however every little helps and I know they will appreciate the contributions.

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 1st April starting at 7pm - £1 per head. More details can be seen on our Facebook Page Social Gamers - Crowborough

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