New Year Games

9 Feb

Well! After the hectic craze of the Christmas-New Year season, time to relax and unwind with some friends and games.

Since our usual venue was taking some time off in January, our first Cafe Games event for 2012 was back with our friends at the Bull and Bear tavern in Flinders Lane.

Easy does it … make no sudden moves … the Uno Jenga tower is getting top heavy!

Rival galleries buying and selling popular paintings in Modern Art.

Gasp! Someone’s turned evil in A Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Castle Panic!!! Work together to defend your castle against the beasties that come creeping out of the forest.

Citadels – a firm favourite for many, with of the players arranging to meet for a game a couple of hours ahead of time!! Really it’s all about trying to develop a winning strategy without the other players being able to correctly guess what you’re going to do next.

Qwirkle – ubiquitous at our games events these days! 🙂

She looks remarkably upbeat being that close to an erupting volcano. Run, villagers!!! Eruption

Incan Gold! See the little tents in front of each player? That’s where they hoard the treasure they’ve found in the ancient temple.

The Resistance! It’s obvious who the traitor is … it’s HIM! … or her …

Pack & Stack – an unlikely gang of delivery men … oops “delivery workers” … rush to load boxes on their vans.

Castle Panic again … though it doesn’t look like much panicking is going on 😛

Mystery game! Very reflective.

Blokus! Okay so I guess they’re colourful blocks so it probably makes sense to be pronounced “block-us” … but somehow the Aussie in me always wants it to be “bloke-us” 🙂

Shadow Hunters. Who are your friends? Who are your enemies? In a mystical world of fairies, werewolves, wizards and more, you’ve got to work out things fast before they come to kill you.

Taboo! Be careful what you say.

Sequence … the gals aren’t entirely sure how it’s supposed to be played … (I’m sure they worked it out in the end)

First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women…“, But how do you get the money? Get the boys together to take out a hit on a wealthy dragon and steal its’ treasure. Of course then you have to haggle over how to split it … that’s  Dragon’s Gold

Ticket to Ride! Would-be Rail Barons competing to build their train lines across Europe.

A rare guys-only Mahjong table! Pung! Kong! Chow! Snap?

more Qwirkle!

Soul Hunters – creepy cards full of silhouettes – gather the most souls to try to become ruler of the universe … [PROMOTIONAL VIDEO]

Bayden feels the rage in a another game of The Resistance. Hmmm guys: if you’ve put the cards in colour-coded red and blue sleeves, won’t you know who everyone is voting for in the secret vote?


(Feel free to leave your own further down, but here are some already received)

  • David C

    An excellent afternoon.

  • Daiva D

    The smaller venue meant less pple & so less opportunity to join in on games (as the turnover rate was slower). Still, I had a really good time, met some new pple & played svrl new games. One I really enjoyed was Castle Panic, but I suspect that we three newbies to the game had misread the rules because it seemed far too easy! I’ll have to have another go at the next Games Day & find out where we went wrong.

  • Kerrin

    Another great day of board gaming with lovely people. Great event Christopher! 🙂

  • Andrew M

    Great time as always.

  • Kathy

    Played lots and met new people.

  • LeoGreat fun, wished we had more time to do werewolf 🙂
  • Peter

    Great as usual.

  • Solomon M. G

    Always great to introduce new people to board games they have never played before. Taught two, learnt one.


One Response to “New Year Games”

  1. Solomon M. Green February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    And the mystery game is……
    … Medici

    “Another Reiner Knizia standby, this game plays very well with varying numbers of people. The object is to accrue the most points during three rounds, which you do by spending your points to bid on sets of cards. Each turn the current player turns up one to three cards for all the players to bid on, with the highest bid taking all cards. The cards denote a commodity type and quantity/value. The round ends when each player’s ships are full, or the commodity card deck is exhausted. After each round, points are awarded to each player having the most of a given commodity, and to the one with the most valuable total “cargo load”.”

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