With our numbers decimated by Siew-Li’s concurrent birthday party, we somehow still managed to have a great time playing boardgames!
Others wonder how we can play from midday to 11pm … but the truth is that time speeds up! Many players will guess at the time and find they’re out by 3 or 4 hours … and when the staff come to close up … it always feels way too soon … 😦
Folks playing Blokus (it kinda rhymes, doesn’t it?)
The award winning Qwirkle – always a popular game
Paul introduces folks to his new game Cyclades (“Sick Ladies”!!) – race to colonise ancient Greek islands with help from the Greek Gods…
… and there are colourful figurines representing those ancient Gods! (upgrading to larger version soon)
Get your lovely fresh fruit here! Finca!
The archaeology of Thebes and surrounds … grab your handful of sand…
Rummikub! Much like a Western version of Mahjong.
The Mahjong crew getting ready to start a a new game.
Deep thought during a game of Mahjong.
Some of the games people have brought along … I can see Uno Attack, Uno Stacko, Timberrr (Jenga), Quelf, Cranium, Greed, Taboo, Perpetual Commotion, Sorry, Modern Art, Thebes, El Grande, San Juan, Pandemic, Poison, Saboteur, Ligretto, Spy Alley, Shogun, Scotland Yard, Cluedo, Scattergories, Ivanhoe, Wyatt Earp, Airlines Europe, Bohnanza, Cargo Noir, Alhambra
Carcassone – not taking over the world, but creating the world … THEN taking it over …
More responsible than taking over the world, Mike teaches Mike how to save the world from terrible diseases in Pandemic .
Ubongo EXTREME!! aka boardgames meet Tetris
Thurn and Taxis – rival postmen? Build your empire of post offices across Germany. (Nothing to do with taxi cabs! “Taxis” is someone’s surname)
Dixit … trying to explain the hidden meanings of pictures …
Folks gather for another treacherous game of Werewolf!
Down to the last three. Who can trust who? One of them is the werewolf, but can the other two work it out? …………. (No)
People doing silly things in Quelf
Even more Qwirkle!!
Help build up the mighty Inca Empire to impress the divine emperor…
… or come back centuries later to test your nerves by searching the crumbling ruins for Incan Gold.
Make the most money as rival airline tycoons wrestling to get the best air routes for your favourite airlines, but also fighting over shares in those airlines – Airlines Europe. Never seen Chee need to look at the rules before! 😛
Now Jenneli teaches Pandemic
Mixing up cocktails in Last Call.
First there was a pretty tropical island with golden beaches, blue lakes, tall mountains and tribal statues. And then the treasure hunters arrive and drive all over it in their 4WD “all terrain vehicles”. Tsk! Irresponsible! But there’s treasure somewhere out there … on Tobago …
Yes I do still have 3D versions of all these pictures and videos … might upload the 3D video later, if I can get it to convert properly to YouTube!
(Feel free to leave your own further down, but here are some already received)
JessicaExcellent ; the place could hold a lot of people without becoming noisy and there was a large range of new games to discover ! Food was good as well
Michael MinkAnother great day of boardgames and meeting new people!
PeterIt was a fantastic meetup!
KerrinGreat atmosphere, lots of people, met lovely people, played board games for 7 hours! 🙂 Yippee!!! I will be back 🙂
HumnaAn Amazing day!! Special thanks to Chris for being an amazingly good host and the superb story telling during warewolf! The people were so friendly and had so much fun playing games 9 hours STRAIGHT!
EugeIt was my first time at the meetup, and I was feeling a little shy. But I got right into a game of San Juan almost immediately with some new folks that I met, and it was really fun! Also tried my hand at Dixit too! Will attend again! My game partners are very encouraging even though I didn’t have a clue how to play the games – they were patient in teaching me!