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!
Monday, May 12, 2014
69) Mount Everest
This game recreates the experience of climbing Mt. Everest...for better or worse. You're in charge of two climbers who ferry tents, supplies, and people up and down the mountain. The more people you get to the top the better off you'll be, but watch your oxygen levels or you may be carrying someone down the mountain.
Ready to start
Gotta get those paying clients to the top
This game has a great concept, but the execution is a bit clunky. We all spent the first half of the game preparing to get people up the mountain (it was everyones first play). The second half of the game was spent ferrying people up the mountain and waiting for the ideal time to make a run for the top. As a whole this game felt a bit rote. Players all have the same strategy for winning and it becomes a bit of a chore running through the same steps over and over. There's no variety in strategy and there's limited player interaction making for a stale game play. There are a few things I did like about this game, but it wasn't enough to get me excited to play again.