Another weekend and this time we had the pleasure of seeing my Godparents and Goddaughter down in sunny Somerset. Not surprisingly we played a few games over the two days and what was so brilliant was to see my 80 year old Godparents leaning how to play Settlers of Catan with their 10 year old granddaughter. Whilst Gwen won it was very, very close with both ends of the age spectrum nearly beating her. This was followed by a couple of games of Army of Frogs.
Monday night and MORE games! We were pleased to welcome a new member of the team, Karen a defector from the pub group and the return of Ruth for one of her occasional visits not to mention all the regulars.
First up was a game of Seeland, at one end of the table, with Gwen leading the game and ultimately winning it, whilst at the other end we played 7 Wonders with Natalie winning. During the course of the games there was the normal banter and both were enjoyable but I don’t recall anything of special note.
Fuchs and Fertig. This game’s push your luck and memory dynamic continue to amuse us and it was the push your luck element that saw me guess the first 7 cards correctly and instead of sticking just go for one more card! A mistake!!
Munchies were kindly provided by Karen (coffee & walnut sponge) and Natalie (chocolate orange muffins) with Malcolm contributing a bottle of wine to the gathering – thanks guys.
It had been an impulse buy on my part when I spotted an expansion to Saboteur, one of our most popular games (read about previous games here), so no surprise I was keen to get this to the table. It was serendipitous that after a number of small turnouts we got 8 for the first evening after I bought a game that will handle up to 12.
Saboteur 2, adds many more Actions (including Theft, Swap Your Hand, Inspection, Swap Your Hats and Trapped), Path cards (including The Bridge, Path with a Ladder, and Path with a Door) three new character cards (the Boss, Geologist and Profiteer) plus obviously more Saboteurs. However with the additional Path cards it changes the nature of the game somewhat in that now there are potentially three teams of dwarves, red, blue and green, competing to find the gold and exclude the other ‘good guys’! Plus obviously the saboteurs are still trying to wreck it for everybody.
The Great Dalmuti being very much on enjoying the journey.
More photo's from the evening can be seen here.