Taking a break from our regular location, in May we held Cafe Games back at the friendly Bull and Bear tavern. Lots of great party games are being played these days!
Quack! Emma tries to protect her last orange duckie in Sitting Ducks Gallery
The classic push-your-luck game Cloud 9 . Do you have nerves of steel when all others chicken out? Probably a casino game re-packaged for kids :-)
Ahh the silliness of Munchkin! Nothing like walking into a dungeon wearing your “Boots of Butt-Kicking” and attacking a Vicious Potted Plant!! Or refusing your friend’s help with fighting a fierce Slimey Squidzilla, because your friend will demand you give hand over the best bits of treasure …
… and more Munchkin!
… and Munchkin Zombies!
In Clue: The Great Museum Caper , Lachlan attempts to avoid the detectives while stealing priceless paintings.
Girls playing Qwirkle!
Guys playing Qwirkle!
Sequence, an unusual little card game, with a board!!
The pretty board for Tsuro showing the Chinese Phoenix which gets covered up as the game goes on.
Balderdash – a word game for the inspired and imaginative
Rummikub, such a classic.
Dire situation in the cooperative game Pandemic. The guys in this game had terrible luck. Three times the black disease pushed them to the very brink of disaster – precisely zero left over cubes (out of of 24) but they incredibly managed to recover each time, but as they started getting black under control, red started to go haywire, with multiple dangerous cities close together…
Love Letter – a simple deduction game of just 15 cards in a red velvet bag.
My first game of Blokus, and as Green I think I did pretty well at spreading out my pieces on the board.
A secret meeting? Werewolf in progress. Work out which of your fellow players are werewolves before they kill you!
Distrust and suspicion!
Call of Cthulhu Card Game – is accompanied by little demonic Elder Gods … probably best you don’t look … … oh … sorry …
Alien Frontiers, colonising an alien planet with dice and alien artifacts … but a timely reminder that three players is usually the best max, even though it’s built for four.
Can’t Stop! An appropriate game to be playing at the end of the night when we could barely refrain from playing yet another game :-)
Around the Traps…
I was also delighted to receive this tweet about Elizabeth’s blog entry about playing The Resistance (hit psychological game) for the first time at Cafe Games.
Two new, unrelated Melbourne games clubs have started up – check them out:
- Inner City Card Sharpies
- 500 and Euchre players, who are intriguingly enough using our old haunt, the University Hotel :-)
- Fitzroyal Boardgame and Cheese Appreciation Society
- An intriguingly specific group set up for 1. Risk, 2. Scrabble, 3. Cheese … though I have a hunch they’ll try anything once :-)
- One Day Bridge Basics “Crash Course”
- Once again Laura is teaching the classic card game “Bridge”, I’m not sure that she’s advertised this event yet, but it’s been quite popular in the past.
See you all again soon – perhaps tomorrow!