Taking inspiration from birdwatchers this blog will be a record of every unique game I play during 2014. I will provide an overview of each game with my experiences or thoughts about the game. Additionally I will be tagging with labels shown on the left hand side for easy searching of game types.
On a grander scale I hope to inspire others to attempt their big year and experience the joy of gaming!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Surprisingly, another dice game that I enjoyed. Most of the dice pictured are actually space ships moving around the galaxy and conquering planets. There is some rolling in combat and when ships are destroyed, but success in the game is based more on strategic play rather then what you roll.
Set up and just starting
Player board with a couple casualties
Four player setup
Red vs. Blue
I really enjoyed this game and would play it again, but I feel like as you play more you'll be able to see in advance when a player is close to victory and the other players would be able to prevent this player from winning. It's never a good feeling to do really well at the beginning and then have everyone gang up and successfully prevent you from progressing towards victory. I haven't played enough to know for sure that there aren't other paths to victory. Hopefully I'll get to test this sooner rather then later.