It was a wet and cold evening that greeted our July Games Night participants, but we had a great gaming session with a number of people attending for the first time. We really appreciated you braving the weather to join us!
Our featured game was Qwirkle and I got to teach this to some new players (while some of our regular Qwirklers looked on jealously, hoping their game of Catan would end sooner rather than later!). We have new fans of the game, so there will be competition for that going forward!
Evolve: Lights of the Deep is a West Aussie game (publisher’s link) that I backed on Kickstarter a while ago and it was great to see that finally get to the table, although sadly not my table. As the name suggests, the aim of this card game is to evolve your organism through 6 stages by playing certain combinations of cards. Meanwhile, your opponents are trying to do the same while disrupting your progress. Talk about survival of the fittest.
I also got to play a cooperative card game called The Mind. The goal is very simple: players must place their cards, randomly selected from a deck of 100 cards, in ascending order on the discard pile. The challenge is that you can’t talk at all! Player one might have 12, 23 and 96 while player two has 34, 74 and 95. There are 12 rounds but you only have 4 lives. Needless to say, we didn’t get very far.
Our next Games Night is 11/August where we’ll be teaching Sushi Go (by an Aussie designer). We look forward to seeing you there.