Wow, around 100 people joined us at Cafe Games at the Celtic Club in June! Was it the cold weather outside, or the news that we would have the fledgling Mahjong club with us? …
There were so many people playing so many games that I took way too many pictures and have had to cull them ruthlessly (sorry Ruth, you’re out). If you’re in some of the remaining pictures, you should know that I only kept the ones with the most beautiful people in them 😛
Stay tuned for our video at the end! (No, it’s not one of my 3D ones this time)
Newcomer Nan was surprised to find a game she knew well – Rummikub and launched into teaching it to some intrigued players.
Quick off the mark, Paul roped early attendees into helping him hunt around London for the elusive criminal Mr X (Simon, right) in Scotland Yard.
Mike has never played the original Risk before, so can’t believe the simple rules! But simple rules provide a foundation for often complex tactics!
Qwirkle has indeed won this year’s Spiel des Jahres (Germany’s famous “Game of the Year” award). It’s like Scrabble without letters, and some folks are very good at it…
A new round of players are entranced by Dixit – now one of the most common games brought to Cafe Games – and no wonder.
It seems the Rummikub players have moved onto manning the Guillotine in the French Revolution. Off with their heads!!! Kill the rich!
Pushing their luck at Greed.
Oh dear, I’ve quite forgotten the name of this Euro Game. Feel free to jump in, Corey? Kathy? (Kathy says: “Alhambra is the name of the game in the photo in question.”)
Some of these Uno Stacko towers are getting preposterous! I think I can count 24 levels all balancing on top of that one red block.
Going all Kung Fu on the monsters and demons in the Chinese themed Ghost Stories
The classic whodunnit Cluedo!
Classic Aussie game of Sheep Stations – Squatter. Luke attempts anonymity.
I’m not sure what this game was either. Colossal Arena? Keep Sarunas from the chips?
It’s on … a Wild West showdown in Bang!
Shooting at pink duckies in Sitting Ducks Gallery
Another attempt at Cosmic Encounter – lots of flying saucers on the table!
Four person game of Cranium – quite small for that game!
Rival power supply companies bidding for fuel in Power Grid
Must be something in the water down that end of the room!
Wow, Articulate always seems to draw a crowd – so how come I’ve never got to play?
Cave Troll – with such bright team colours – more of a sports match underground, where one of your team mates is a giant monster.
Hmmm the game of Werewolf has made you hungry? Would you say “ravenous” ? 😉
Another Cranium game – this time with 12 players!
Confusion abounds – Are You The Traitor?
You’ve got to be the biggest stud to win all the ladies … errrm … deer… on Antler Island
Bean farmers eventually coming to an agreement in Bohnanza.
A new Mahjong group from Meetup.com joined us at the Celtic Club for those who’d like to play or learn this classic Chinese game. If you don’t know it, it’s related to European card games like Gin, Rummy, Canasta, and Rummikub.
Oh … you’re still here? Fabulous. You didn’t just jump down to the bottom first, when you read there was a video? No? That’s okay then.
Yes I do still have 3D versions of all these pictures and videos … might upload the 3D video later.
(Feel free to leave your own further down, but here are some already received)
Thomas SounnessA darn fine location, good access to public transport. They served beer, which is excellent. The Majong contingent was awesome to behold. One day I might learn.
DanaGreat event, good venue, nice people, thanks for organising it Chris. Also big thanks to Chi for taking the time to teach us Mahjong!
DavidI had an awesome time on Saturday. The huge turn out of people attending did meant that there were no shortage of games to play and people play them, yay!
HazelIt’s Fun!!! Players are nice to show me how to play the games (most of the boardgames I haven’t played before). Looking forward for the next Sat boardgames day.
HollyFantastic fun and a friendly bunch
Andrew ManciniHad a really enjoyable time, really liked playing Power Grid. Friendly people, can’t wait for the next meetup. Cheers.
Rod HuestonI thought it was a great group, great selection of games, good people. Enjoyed the day