Hi everyone, I’m sorry the updates a little late, but just to let you know there will be the usual Friday meet on Friday 5pm-9pm at the Bar Convent. There isn’t a Thursday meet at Travelling Man tomorrow though, due to a manger’s meeting in the floor upstairs.
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Airecon is under a month away now, and whilst I regret to inform the Super-Board tournament is sold out (booo!) there are still loads of things going on, check out the facebook here here.
Game recommendation of the week: Alien Frontiers.
I played Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia the other day, and whilst I enjoyed it (some balancing issues, admitted even by the designer), it reminded me of two games the club already owns: Scythe and Alien Frontiers. Scythe has already been recommended, so Alien Frontiers it is. Alien Frontiers is a dice placement game. You roll your dice (spacemen) and then place them in places to do different things- harvest resources, steal resources, fly into space, get alien technologies and so forth. It’s a nifty combination of dice rolling, worker placement and area control, without losing any player interaction (there’s more than just blocking here), all set in space. Alien Frontiers plays up to 4 players in about 90 minutes.
[I also played Great Western Trail and really enjoyed it. It felt very much like Terra Mystica, in moving items from a player board to the main board in order to uncover bonuses, with a little hand management in there (more reminiscent of A Study in Emerald than any deck builders, or perhaps Lewis and Clark), either way, a fantastic game, but quite deep and long (maybe 45 minutes per player?). If you get a chance, play it. Not sure if the club ought to get it just yet, lets see what we sell off at Airecon.]
Finally John wants to run a Scythe tournament at BM! on Saturday 01 April, 1030 start. Entry fees as follows (on top of normal BM entry fees): free if you bring along a copy of the game that is used (please indicate any such offer); £2 concessions; £4 all others. The event will go ahead provided a minimum 10 entries are received. If more than 10 entries are received, subsequent entries will be accepted in blocks of 5. John’s inclination at this first tournament is to have two rounds of play but indicate if you would prefer three rounds – if a substantial majority request three rounds, then so be it. With two rounds we should finish around 3-3:30pm, with three around 5:30-6pm. Entries to John asap please to firstname.lastname@example.org