Well, turnouts are just getting bigger and bigger! How many did we have at the University Hotel on 19th March? 50? 55? We briefly had to run a couple of games downstairs as well!!! I think since our Oxfam Charity Boardgames Night we’ve really got the ball rolling!! How soon before we get 100?
… and Ron kindly shows us how not to pick up a card. (ouch!)
Check out “Pickomino” on BoardgameGeek
Pictionary not hi-tech enough for you? Try electronic “Pictionary Man” where you draw on the figurine and his two props. The secret word appears electronically under his foot.
Can you guess the character they’re trying to convey? Does this picture help?
Just when we’ve pulled off the bank heist of the century, someone flips out and demands that they get the cash. It’s a Mexican Standoff. But who will crumble when the guns are pointed at them? And whose guns are actually loaded? It’s Cash n Guns (Ca$h n Gun$)
Read my article about Scrabble Trickster .
Game of the Month: Articulate
To my shame, I haven’t played Articulate yet – but it must be popular because we had these two tables playing it at the same time! I’m guessing part of the appeal is that it can just “soak” up people – you have teams and as more people arrive they can just join existing teams. That’s always been part of the appeal of Cranium too. Apart from the colourful board, apparently it’s rather like Taboo – your team mate has to get you to guess a particular word by describing it (without rhymes or letters), and you do that as many times as you can in limited time. No Taboo “Squeaker” for mistakes though. See here for a video of someone else playing Articulate.
(See: when you play it right … the tower gets bigger … not smaller …)
Rapidough sounds quite intriguing. Like Charades, Pictionary and Cranium, you’re trying to convey a word to your team mates, using “clay”, before the other team does. BUT the other team might be trying to guess a completely different word, so that won’t help! And worse, if your team loses, the winning team pinches some of your clay, making it harder for you next time!!
If you’re already a Catan fan, check out “7 ads if Settlers of Catan was real” … sorry contains in-jokes!
Classic retro Aussie game from 1984 – Max Walker’s Cricket Game.
You don’t have to run faster than the monster … just outrun your friends … Fearsome Floors features a shambling Frankenstein’s monster who chases the nearest players it can see … but you can hide behind its back!
3D Pictures of the Games Day
Rather than just link to the slideshow, here’s the best one, viewable without 3D glasses, using the Parallel “Magic Eye” trick.
And if that worked for you, here’s the March Cafe Games 3D Slideshow (if not showing images like above, use the 3D menu)
(feel free to leave your own below, but here are some already received)
RonA big thankyou Christopher you make everyone feel so welcomed ( even the Vampires ). 99.9% of the population don’t know what they are missing. What a fun way to spend time with good company. Don’t tell anyone incase they bring their friends, lets keep a good thing to ourselves!
Bob BlanchettI am possibly the most clueless Balderdash player in this spiral arm of the Galaxy, but I ha a hoot with Jess of potted plant awards and coped with Tabasco jokes from Val and Therese. was great to meet newcomers John and Sam and Vincent and Amy over a game of Shanghai Trader. for the record, Nobody got out of Shanghai alive, we left our run too late..Sam and I were waiting for a plane when the invaders arrived and John got a Tommygun Salute in the airport queue, albeit with the fattest bankbook. Taught Hive to Sam,Adam,John,Simon(who I taught too well)
Mike SmithI had a great time – see you all at the next meetup!
AngelaA very enjoyable event that was very well organised, and with some very friendly people present. Definitely coming along to the next one – I can’t wait :)!
DavidI really enjoyed this meetup. The people that attend this Cafe Games Club each month are friendly and really enjoy playing board and card games, just like me 🙂 The was a huge turn out of people this month, over 30 and I look forward to the next event.
Jackie WhyteReally nice meetup, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really nice that Christopher greeted people on arrival.
Dennis AuA well run event. Christopher was great, looking out for everyone and making sure new people weren’t left out of the various games.