I’m really starting to regret the title I’m using on these blog posts. I think it’s the clumsiest most inelegant one I’ve ever come up with – which is a shame as if all goes to plan I’m going to be using it for 18 posts.
Such is life.
Hey That’s My Fish!
A everydale tale of penguins collecting fish and trying not to fall off icebergs.
The first time I played Hey That’s my Fish! was with Amy and Evan at one of our local games store’s tabletop days. We played with a deluxe edition with bigger ice tiles and painted penguins. When I later tried to buy it however I found that it was out of print and all that was available was the normal version.
This has meant that unfortunately every game we’ve had since has suffered in comparison (those little tiles are really fiddly and the painted penguins were so very cool *sniff*).
Hey, That’s my Fish! is still a good game however, and surprisingly tactical too. We probably play the ipad version more than the physical copy however.
Number Sixty Nine – 7 Wonders
This game would have come a lot higher up my list at one time, however I’ve now found a game that completely replaces it for me (the replacement will make it’s appearance further up my list).
I’ve yet to win a game of 7 Wonders, and I must confess I find all the different options a little bewildering at times.
As is my policy with games I never win I have now declared that 7 Wonders is entirely based on luck rather than skill, and the people from my gaming group who consistently win it are merely jammy gits.
That’s it, they’re just lucky that’s all. Nothing to do with intelligence or strategy. Just luck.
Number Sixty Eight – Wiz War
A game where you play dueling wizards racing around a board and trying to beat the snot out of each other.
The chap who owned the copy of Wiz War that I played had printed out a massive pile of additional spell card (presumably from previous edition).
It took me a while to work out what was going on. At first it appeared to be a bunch of silly chaos. But then I realized, it’s supposed to be chaotic and silly.
The games’s a lot of fun, but probably best played with someone who will take it as such. I imagine it wouldn’t be much fun playing with someone who’d sulk if you sent a lightning bolt up their jacksy.
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
A frantic “real time” cooperative dice rolling game which is possibly not for those with heart conditions.
There are a bunch of expansions for this game but, while my opinion may change should I ever play one, I’m not entirely sure they are warranted. One of the things I like about this game is it’s relative simplicity. The last thing you want to be doing as you are panickedly rolling dice is having to think to hard about additional rules.
I’ve been on the brink of buying Escape: The Curse of the Temple a number of times this year, but have always held off. Not because of the quality of the game, but because Evan really doesn’t enjoy too much tension within a game and so this one might send him spiraling over the edge.
Animal Upon Animal – Small and yet Great
I bought this wooden stacking game from amazon thinking I was going to get The bigger version (and had got a bargain low price). When it arrived I was really disappointed to discover how small this travel version was.
Despite its size however it’s actually still a very fun game. My only issue with it is that I can’t let Cora mess around with the bits like I was hoping to.
Ah well, I will read the Amazon entries more carefully next time.
Another five bite the dust. I’m going to do five more tomorrow to take us to 61 and then take a brief break from lists and do some normal blogging for a while. I know that will come as a very bitter blow to you all, but I’m sure you’ll cope.