Every week, to de-stress, me and my friends play board games. It’s a good way to relax and enjoy a new game. And yes, a game is better when played face-to-face with friends. We have an awesome time and get to catch up with friends. Let me share with you some of the great games which we acquired and recently played.
LATEST BOARD GAMES WE PLAYED
1. STAR WARS X-WING
Take the best geeky franchise, put in fine-detailed minis and let each player control a ship on a flat surface with some dice and you what do you get? A simple, fun game with a lot of strategy, tactics and “replay value”
The game is easy to learn. Each player gets to control a ship. In the case of the core set, it’s either an X-Wing or a Tie Fighter. Players decide (in secret) what their moves will be via a dial and lay them face down on the table. They then reveal it simultaneously and then move the ships in turn. If your an enemy ship is within the range of your weapon and within your “line of sight” arc, you then get to shoot! The basic objective is to destroy the enemy. The core set also contains missions and scenarios. The basic box contains 3 minis (the ships are awesome and finely detailed and painted!), an X-Wing and a Tie Fighter. You can buy separate ships as expansions (I heard that the Millenium Falcon and Boba Fett’s “Slave 1″ and the A-Wing are already planned and will be available soon). This means that you play with A TON OF FRIENDS for an awesome evening of Star Wars dogfight fun!
For more details, check out the game’s official site here
A couple of weeks ago, we also received the shipment for our Kickstarter version of Zombicide! Woot! Zombicide is a cooperative boargame where you battle out hordes of Zombies and try to finish goals or scenarios. The zombies are either attracted to “Noise” or head within line of sight of a survivor. Our first game was successful and we managed to get out of the play area by the skin of our teeth! Another awesome thing about this game is that it has a lot of finely detailed, awesome, minis! This will surely look great painted!
Official Zombicide page here.
3. TWILIGHT STRUGGLE
No! This is not about a game of sparkling vampires and emo werewolves. Twilight Struggle is currently the number one boardgame in the popular website, BoardGameGeek. And there’s a good reason why.
Twilight Struggle s a two-player game simulating the forty-five year dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the Soviet Union and the United States. The entire world is the stage on which these two titans fight to make the world safe for their own ideologies and ways of life. The game begins amidst the ruins of Europe as the two new “superpowers” scramble over the wreckage of the Second World War, and ends in 1989, when only the United States remained standing. But of course, with your decisions, a lot of planning and strategical moves, you can change the course of history!
Excellent game! Will play more if this in the weeks to come.
4. CUTHROAT CAVERNS
Now, Cuthroat Caverns is necessarily a new game. But we just got our copy a couple of months ago and the gaming group is addicted. The premise for the game is simple
“Without teamwork, you will never survive. Without betrayal, you’ll never win.”
The game is played over 9 rounds, each with a random encounter. Essentially a game of ‘kill stealing’. Each round, any monster encountered will have a prestige value of 1 through 6. The player that successfully jockeys for position and lands the killing blow gets the prestige value for the encounter. Some encounters will not have a specific monster, such as a trap room for the heroes to pass through (and in this case, earning no prestige). The surviving player with the most prestige after the 9 encounters is the winner. If the players do not survive all 9 encounters, no one wins the game.
Don’t trust your party-mates! Lols!
That’s it for this post!
If you’d like to try out these games, I have a friend who sells these games (and more) locally. Head on over to his website, Gaming Library
After that, I hope to hear about your playtesting sessions too on the comments below.