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  • ah cool - will do.

  • OK, I'm not quite sure how that happened--we all met up tonight. I actually mis-remembered that it was supposed to be tomorrow, but luckily Ben and Clara did, too!

    The game was indeed very easy to pick up and a lot of fun. Totally unexpected outcomes--lots of changes on the last turn, good surprises; not just pointless surprises, but the sort of 'should have seen it coming' kind of surprises. It's really well-balanced and it's fun to see the different paths to winning play out.

    We have to do this again, soon--sorry, Dan, I'm not sure I'll be able to meet again tomorrow, but hopefully it won't be too far away. Great pub game, too!

  • Oh, wow. Good thing I dredged the thread - was about to leave the office.

    Thats a shame, was quite looking forward to that. Next time I guess.

  • Likewise, now gotta work tonight. Soz dan. Next week though?

    Loving the game. Agree with what Oliver said, the game is always active, can change any minute. Good pace too. Rules still need a bit of fine tuning (e.g. Everyone starts with a rider), but great to play.

  • never mind. I have been invited round for steak dinner by a friend, all is not lost! :)

  • i saw settlers of catan mentioned. classic game. would highly recommend the starfarers of catan. better than settlers? i know many germans would have me for this but: possibly.

  • am in the pembury, it is a tuesday, there are no games being played (pool and bar billiards notwithstanding). I hear sundays are still games nights although not as busy as they used to be.

  • Hello there. I'd be game for the next meet - currently trying to get board games back into my life. My preferences are:

    For something quick, Abalone, Boggle and Bluff are all good. With a bit more time, the good-looking German ones, Elfenland and Through the Desert (and Carcassone and Catan). And Scrabble played with house rules. Way back in the day we used to love Wildlife Adventures.

    For card games, cribbage as a kid, 'dai' at secondary school and proper rummy (a la Rummikub) more recently. And Sechs Nimmt.

    Did anyone play Mertwig's Maze? Like the Mysterious Cities of Gold cartoon, I remember it being amazing, but I was rather young and don't dare revisit it.

  • I won one game of first to the line - I was very pleased with myself. must try harder

  • i saw settlers of catan mentioned. classic game. would highly recommend the starfarers of catan. better than settlers? i know many germans would have me for this but: possibly.

    I love Settlers

    "I've got Wood, and need Sheep"

    hours of purile fun.

  • So Monday or Wednesday sound good to anyone? The Regent was nice (pizza was delicious) but the beers were pretty expensive.

  • Hello there. I'd be game for the next meet - currently trying to get board games back into my life. My preferences are:

    For something quick, Abalone, Boggle and Bluff are all good. With a bit more time, the good-looking German ones, Elfenland and Through the Desert (and Carcassone and Catan). And Scrabble played with house rules. Way back in the day we used to love Wildlife Adventures.

    For card games, cribbage as a kid, 'dai' at secondary school and proper rummy (a la Rummikub) more recently. And Sechs Nimmt.

    Did anyone play Mertwig's Maze? Like the Mysterious Cities of Gold cartoon, I remember it being amazing, but I was rather young and don't dare revisit it.

    Welcome. Groll was the name of an FRP character of a friend of mine who (Groll, not my friend) died under suspicious circumstances, so that made me chuckle. I'm always up for a game of Boggle and I have a full Carcassonne.

  • So Monday or Wednesday sound good to anyone? The Regent was nice (pizza was delicious) but the beers were pretty expensive.

    I thought Staropramen at £3.60 was pretty much par for the course for that area. I liked the pub, slightly too noisy for playing games, but that may just be me with my crap hearing. Unless someone can suggest a better alternative, should we try it again?

  • Apparently there is a big downstairs area that we didn't check out!

  • Right, Rich from FTTL is sending me a beta of his new game to test (will need people to test it with), boxes for Oliver, Matt & Clefty.

    Does anyone want a deck? If so PM me asap and I'll get him to send it out at the same time.

  • Awesome, thanks Ben! Hows the chutney?

  • So Monday or Wednesday sound good to anyone? The Regent was nice (pizza was delicious) but the beers were pretty expensive.

    Missed this somehow. Next week? I cant do monday

  • Mrs Glover got Scrabble for Christmas. WAR.

  • Fantastic work Ben. Slightly miffed that i haven't managed to play FTTL yet. Probably related to the complete lack of cycling in my life atm.

  • Right, Rich from FTTL is sending me a beta of his new game to test (will need people to test it with), boxes for Oliver, Matt & Clefty.

    Does anyone want a deck? If so PM me asap and I'll get him to send it out at the same time.

    Great stuff, Ben. Certainly available for testing. Should we do a FttL session sometime in the next two weeks?

  • Yeah man. Maybe one lunchtime next week?

  • Yes, what about Tuesday? And where?

  • Tuesday lunch is good. Where? I'm not working so happy to travel anywhere. The Penbury perhaps? Aside from Oliver and myself, anyone else free?

  • balls - lunch? No can do

  • You not get a lunchbreak?

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