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!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
70) Tzolk'in the Mayan Calendar
For uniqueness alone this game is a winner. Throughout the game you'll be turning the center wheel, which in turn spins the smaller wheels. You place your pieces on the outer (smaller) wheels and as they spin different actions become available. When you decide to remove your piece you are allowed to do the corresponding action. This becomes very frustrating as you try to time where your pieces will be and which actions you can complete.
Getting set up.
Yeah, this comes with the game!
The gears of time
This game is a great brain buster, especially on the first few plays. Towards the end of the game I started to see how it worked, which also meant I started to realize that my pieces were not where I wanted them to be. I also started to see different combinations and strategies that make me want to try this one again.