It was kind of a last minute decision, to have a Family Game Day this weekend. We do them from time to time, but I usually try to give more notice. Even so, we had a great turnout for our Family Game Day this month.
I can’t speak for everything that got played, but I can talk about some of the things that I got to play today, starting with…
I picked this game up nearly two months ago, and hadn’t gotten a chance to play it. It came in about the same time we added Flash Point Fire Rescue, and sadly, it kinda fell off my radar. We actually started playing this before we even opened the store today. We’re all fans of Tsuro, and this has a very similar feel, though I’d describe it as a bit more competitive. We had a great time with it, and we met a new (hopeful) gaming regular while playing it.
This came out so we could contrast the two for our new players. We introduced it to two new players.
The Great Dalmuti
I remember when this game first released. Even so, I’d still never played it. One of our new players came in to pick up sleeves for her old copy, and decided to pick up a new copy as well. So we all learned it, as well.
Gauntlet of Fools
Jeff brought in some of the games that he hasn’t had a chance to get to the table yet. He got Gauntlet of Fools during the kickstarter, so it was definitely time to check it out. I have to say, the kickstarter exclusive cards (The Armsmaster and Cleaver) are a dangerous combination together. I’ve heard some reviews claim that this only feels like half a game. While I can see that, I enjoyed this. We didn’t get to heavily into the boasting, but enjoyed trying to outlive one another in the dungeon.
Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game
Another one that Jeff picked up recently, and hadn’t gotten to play yet. While I’ve had the original Shadows Over Camelot for months, I’ve never found the time to play it. It took us a little bit to get into the swing of the card game, and we suffered from a few distractions, but had a lot of fun. I’d been in the mood for a good traitor mechanic game, and we enjoyed this quite a bit. I’m not sure how well the bit about not talking whenever a Morgan card comes up, but it’s worth checking out again. Playing it did really put me in the mood for the theme, and since I’d still not gotten Shadows Over Camelot to the table, it was time for….
Shadows over Camelot
I’m kinda irritated with myself for not breaking this out and playing it sooner. I *LOVED* this game. I think it might be our Tuesday Night game in the upcoming week. We had 5 players, and we managed to not have a traitor in our midst, and still only barely squeaked out a victory. I need to check a bit, and see how much information each player has to keep hidden about their cards. I’m really looking forward to getting this one out again. With luck, I’ll get Jamie to play, too.
We finished up the night with a few more games of The Great Dalmuti and Indigo. It was great meeting some new players, welcoming back some of our old ones we haven’t seen in a while, and generally having a good time.