Gaming in July
Now we have a brief interlude from the coverage of the TaG Awards to bring to you our monthly gaming report…
This was our quietest month of gaming so far this year, with only 9 different games played and only one of them played a second time (Gomoku — that’s 5-in-a-row to you), but this saw the reintroduction of Magic: The Gathering (only played once, but we spent some good time building decks) and Plyt, which skipped a month of play in June.
Actually that statement about only playing one game more than once is not entirely true. Miss B hassled me into playing One Night Ultimate Werewolf with her. In case you don’t know this, it is an ultra-quick retooling of the classic Werewolf/Mafia game of lying to and murdering your friends, and is really quite good. The thing is that it really needs at least 4 or 5 people to make it work properly and the two of us plus a couple of Miss B’s toys to make up the numbers doesn’t really cut the mustard. So we had some fun going through the motions and had a system for the toys making votes randomly, and did this a few times, but I wouldn’t really class it as actually playing the game. By way of a compromise I have recorded that session as a single play.
Miss B is now worryingly keen to play the game with real people. That’s going to be an interesting day.
Anyway, all this leaves us with the year’s leaderboard headed up by Love Letter and Plyt on 7 plays each, followed by Dobble with 6 plays and Chess with 5. This year we don’t have any game running away at the front, so there really is everything to play for, and plenty of space for something new to jump in and take over.
I think the August plays may be interesting as we will be spending a part of the month away on holiday, so our game playing patterns are bound to be very different.