With half term coming to an end Fenland Gamers celebrated it with an extended Friday evenings gaming session.
Our extended session started off with Jeff, Jonathan and myself playing Piece o’ cake. Which is no longer in print. However it is coming out again rethemed around pizza.
This really simple “I split, you choose” mechanic based game is really deceptive.
The splitting the cake into enough pieces for each player can be really really tough. You are trying to split it so you get left with something of use for yourself, whilst tempting the others with pieces that won’t score them too many points or give them an advantage.
Then again choosing which slice to take can be just as tough a decision.
No despite its apparent simplicity this is a nice quick filler game. Don’t be surprised to see the pizza version in my collection at some point in the future.
The history books recorded that Jonathan won the game.
Our second game of the evening was Roll for the Galaxy.
Yep I know what you are thinking, “wtf how did you get Jonathan to play a sci-fi themed game?”
Well like BA in the A-Team and getting BA in the air, we had to use copious amounts of drugs, brainwashing and hire some of the best hostage negotiators to get Jonathan at the table to play this game!
And you know what? Jonathan enjoyed the game. Yeah I know. I have to respect Jonathan a lot. Despite knowing the theme was one he didn’t like, he still gave it a shot.
Our game will have the history books recording a victory for Jeff. However that was down to a split decision by the judges because we tied on the victory points. But his number of credits and dice in his cup broke the tie.
Next up to the table was Splendor, with the official playmat being used.
That playmat may seem expensive. But it is a really nice mat. It feels quality, thicker than the playmats you get for the likes of Magic etc. Plus there are some nice setup prompts reminding you the correct number of gems to use Baer on players , and the same for patron tiles.
After taking an early lead and getting the first patron I wasn’t prepared for Jeff’s engine kicking in and taking him to the victory. Jonathan and I tied for last place.
We were joined by Diego and Les, with no sign of Debbie. So Ticket to Ride hit the table.
I was totally and utterly shit at the game this time. I got blocked out of completing one of my two starting tickets. And it tanked from their.
Jeff once more walked away with the victory. Are you getting a theme here with the games we played?
Luckily I managed to avoid any “banter” for being last.
After establishing that Debbie had not died from her cold and turned into a zombie, Bohemian Villages hit the table.
Well I think you can guess who won the game. But it was fun played my with five players. And even more fun with Jonathan coming in last with a really low score! Yes some friendly banter was had.
Our final game of the evening was the same game that started the evening.
Long story short Jeff won this too.
This was a great extended gaming session.
Finally I don’t think we have enough pictures of me. So here are some taken by Jonathan during the evening of fun!