Thursday Child is full of Win – Part 3 (finally)

Who doesn’t want to take over the world?  Certainly I do and first against the wall would be those that insist I use the word WHOM at the start of a sentence like this We got to play Imperial 2030 on Thur night too.  For those who haven’t tried this or the earlier version (justContinue reading “Thursday Child is full of Win – Part 3 (finally)”

Hobby Shack in Wicklow Town to close this month

I’m sad to say that the Hobby Shack in Wicklow town will close for the last time on the 21st of June 😦 Ian who’s run the shop for the last 3 years has decided to close up and move onto pastures new and perhaps get in a bit of gaming. He’s having a closing downContinue reading “Hobby Shack in Wicklow Town to close this month”

Kneedeep in Seamen

Having played Serenissisma a number of times I thought I had heard every possible Seamen joke, I had been misled…. We had a big group on Thur night and we tried our best with an eight player game of Tsuro but when it’s that size the only thing to do is split into two groups.  OurContinue reading “Kneedeep in Seamen”

Running Rings Around – Thur

Thur night was a night of stealth and deception.  First up we played something that’s been on my shelf for a long time but never dusted off Lord of the Rings – The Confrontation I’ve never been a massive fan of Reiner Kniza’s LOTR games, they’re fine but the whole happy happy co-op thing justContinue reading “Running Rings Around – Thur”

Back to Thur – Being a Drax Report

I was THIS close to winning Dracula, damn those meddling kids (and by kids I mean a bunch of old blokes and one young fella) We didn’t get to game last week so it was great to get back in the saddle, meet some good* friends* and try out a few new games.  First up was aContinue reading “Back to Thur – Being a Drax Report”

Nations Thur – Being a Drax Report

There are at least a dozen jokes made each gaming session, all of them based on the game we’re playing and all schoolboy humour of the highest order.  Some of them are even funny. Some of them.  “Have you got wood for sheep?” (Settles or Catan), “Fill my ship with Seamen” (Serenissima), “My Turtle winsContinue reading “Nations Thur – Being a Drax Report”

Eight Minute Thur – Being a Drax Report

It’s quite usual for players to just pip others by a point or two to win a game, truth be told it’s the best part of gaming however whenever a final score is  0 v 80 v 2,800,000 questions need to be asked….. We started the evening with  Eight Minute Empire http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131366/eight-minute-empire It’s a fillerContinue reading “Eight Minute Thur – Being a Drax Report”

Wet as an otter’s pocket Thur – Being a Drax report

Different people like different games, it’s like anything in life, some like Jaffa Cake Muffins some don’t….  (yes we had home made Jaffa cake muffins for Thur night gaming thanks to my wonderful missus).   I like Leader 1 but the last group to play it were pretty ho hum about it.  They didn’t DISLIKEContinue reading “Wet as an otter’s pocket Thur – Being a Drax report”

Last Thur – Being a Drax Report

There are effectively two types of game nights, good nights and great nights.  Last thur was a great night.  We got a good group together and played some damn fine games First up for me was Love Letter http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129622/love-letter I’m a big fan of simple games, and this really is simple, 16 cards (15 reallyContinue reading “Last Thur – Being a Drax Report”