Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Boardgaming

It was a busy weekend for me...didn't work this weekend so I played some boardgames! Played five different games and a total of seven games:

  • Cave Troll (played twice)
  • Cold Wars
  • Manoeuvre
  • Scopa (played twice)
  • Caylus
Several points to be made.

Cold Wars is, in my opinion, one of the funnest and best two-player boardgames on the market. I always enjoy this game. It was recently reprinted, so if you don't have it, get it.

Scopa is the national card-game of Italy and is a blast. Beautiful cards too! We play using our iPads and the iScopaHD app. There are many decks to choose from and you can customize the rules a bit to reflect various regional differences. The interface works terrific and you can chat and send emoticons to your opponents. We like to play to 21. The second hand ended in "over time": 24 to 22! So close!

The Caylus game was one of the closest three-player contests of that game I have seen. six-points separated first place from last place!

Manoeuvre is a really good game! Napoleonic themed, the game is card-based for actions and uses polyhedral dice. So, lovers of Piquet games would find a fair bit of comfort in the rules. Try it, it is a fun game!

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