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!
Friday, September 26, 2014
96) Through the Desert
This is a fun little game thats easy to learn. The initial set-up has each player in turn placing one of their camels on the board until all camels have been placed. Then on your turn you place two camels of your choosing next to any of your corresponding colored camels. You're collecting points along the way and scoring points at the end based on areas you've enclosed.
Team meeting before starting
Placed and ready to conquer
Wish I had gotten more of these during the game
Board is developing
This game is really easy to learn and doesn't take too long to play. There is limited strategy involved although you do have to hedge your bets for future plays and take advantage of opportunities as they arise. The primary strategy or skill in this game is seeing those opportunities. I would recommend giving this one a try. It leaves me with the feeling that I could do better and thus want to play again, but it doesn't fill the deeper need for a more complex strategy game.