|The board, on my side|
Been on a board gaming roll these past few weeks. It all started when one of my buds bought A Game of Thrones (which I also wrote about) which we never got enough of.
The past weekend, another buddy of ours, BadBeef, invited us for some more board gaming. We originally planned for it as a sleep-over but due to some circumstances, we only have a day for it. Only 2 (me and my best bud) of us made it to Beef's place but heck 3 dude's the minimum for any large scale board game.
|'Beef: "I come for your pepperoni!"|
So there we were at 'Beef's place which was just perfect for a small gathering of gaming nuts. Good thing his wifey doesn't mind and we get to see their new baby girl which was like a mini version of 'Beef himself. Upon sitting on their den's table, we were presented with a number of games to try out including Star Craft BG, War for Westeros BG, Puerto Rico etc but 'beef proposed we play Runewars as apparently it was the 'easiest' to set up and play at that time.
Or so we thought.
|Homer doing 'masterful moves'|
We agreed to set-up the board and learn the rules on-the-fly. Basically, each of the players get to choose their race which is basically analouges of humans, undead, chaos and elves. Since we're only a trio at that time, we left out playing the elves. Set-up was followed by laying down the hexes thereby forming the game map, dividing the player trackers (handiest tool in the game) cards, figures and other what-nots. After that, it's time for some football!
We got to finish the game in 7 hours, with an hour to learn the basics of the game, 'Beef's community meeting and a spaghetti dinner factored in between. 'Beef won in the 9th turn with him collecting 7 Dragon Runes in the end. It was a ton of fun and as expected of us n00bs, we got carried away by the combat system that we almost forgot the true objective of the game (which is, finding the runes). Hopefully, we'd get another guy (or gal, most welcome) to play and have it shorter to try out another game along the way.
Watch out for more of Cardboard Combat!
|Smiles all the way. Right.|