Actually we do care- our Ticket to Ride tournament still has spaces open to competitors. If you fancy yourselves as a bit of a Ticket to Ride champ, or even if you’re just a fan of the game and want to play get your name down for our Tournament on Saturday the 2nd of December. We need a minimum of 8 players to run the tournament, with 2 qualifying rounds and a final ranking round. There’s no additional fee to enter the tournament, and there are wonderful prizes to be won! If you’re at all interested send John an email at email@example.com. More reasons to play in the game recommendation of the week.
Games to be kept/ sold! Check out this list:
Hab & Gut
League of Six
Legends of Andor
Mousquetaires du Roy
Vasco de Gama
Obviously Dixit’s off the list, but everything else might be (I forgot to check the list before I left last week, my bad folks!). If there’s anything there you want to keep, let us know! Or if you have your eye on it, let it fall off the list and buy it for a song (value of song tbd).
There’s a meet this Saturday! Probably should have made this the first item, given Friday’s was cancelled. Hopefully everyone has read this far. 10 until 9 in the Bar Convent, same as it ever was, great games and greater people.
Also Thurdsays in Travelling Man, don’t forget those if you’re free.
We have a meeting! Tuesday 21st at 8pm in the Bar Convent- all welcome. Seriously, please do come along to give your thoughts and suggestions on the club,especially if you want to help run it, we are always looking for volunteers.
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Game Recommendation of the week:
I’m going to let BGG do some of the talking here:
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
And 15 minutes is an easy overestimate. TTR is one of the best known and loved gateway games around. And it’s easy to see why after just one play. Simple with lacking in strategy, you can play gently, brutally or somewhere in between. All the expansions add something new, not just different maps, and each is worth playing. A fantastic game, and easily deserving of its place in the boardgaming pantheon (as the gateway game). If you haven’t played it (!?), do yourself a favour and play it this saturday, and then enter the tournament. If you have played it beofer, you know how good it is- enter that tournament: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket to Ride plays up to 5 players in 45 joyous minutes.