Last Friday was our monthly Gaming Night at Meeples’ Corner HQ.
We split up into two groups with four players each. My table started with London (2nd Edition / Osprey Games), a game I had on my list for a long time now.
Compared to other games from Martin Wallace, this one is not very complicated or heavy. It plays fairly quickly with only one of four different actions possible each turn and all in all we needed roughly 80 minutes including first time setup and rules explanation. Everybody was very happy with the game. Only one of us had played the first edition of the game and he said that components (box, artwork, quality of the cards) and the changes made to the game, made him enjoy the game a lot more than when he played the first edition.
After the end of London, it was time for Century: Spice Road: Nobody at the table beside me had played it, so I quickly grabbed it from the shelf and off we went.
After a few slower turns at the beginning, the game went along quite fast. As with Azul I’m always amazed at the quality of the components and the ease of play. It’s not hard to understand and to play, but like Azul hard to master. I hadn’t played this for quite a while, but now I’m definitely looking forward to the two new Century games releasing this year.
While we were busy rebuilding London Table #2 played a much quicker game and by the time I managed to walk over to the table, they were already done and started setting up Bunny Kingdom, the new Richard Garfield game.
For the rest of the night, there was lots of laughter coming from Table #2. Everybody seemed to really enjoy the game and there is another round of Bunny Kingdom planned for our next Gaming night this Friday.
For me, it was another great night at the shop with lots of great people and very good games. And the best thing: the wait for the next Gaming Night is not long because our Crediton Inn night is already this Friday (start is at 7pm).
Good news: the Old Town Hall is booked for another Gaming Day here in Crediton.
The event starts at 1pm and ends at 21.30pm. As always we will have lots of games available to play from the Meeples’ Corner library and from the members of our gaming group. Here are a few of the games we will bring along:
Clans of Caledonia
Escape from the Dark Castle
Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn
Clank in Space
London (2nd Edition / Osprey)
Voyages of Marco Polo
For the first time, we are also planning a tournament for the day: It will be a 12 player Kingdomino tournament (every participant will receive two Kingdomino promo castles with a special price for the winner), played on a giant Kingdomino edition provided by Pegasus Spiele. More details about the exact format of the tournament will follow closer to the date, but at the moment it looks like we will have three qualifying games with the three winners and the highest scoring second placed player playing in the final.
Children are welcome (one of the reasons why we moved the event to a different location) and there will be games like Ticket to Ride Europe, Dream Home, Mysterious Forest and other games for younger players available.
Attendance for the day is free, so please come along and join us for some games!
For any questions, please leave a comment or sent us a message.
But the big event will be our Spring Gaming Day on Saturday, 14th April. The Old Town Hall here in Crediton is booked from 1 pm to 9.30 pm. A list of available games on the day will get posted here soon, there will be quite a lot of games available from the Meeples’ Corner library and from the members of our gaming group.
Attendance for the day is free and Children are welcome, so please come along and join us for some games!
More details about the Gaming Day will get posted closer to the event date.
On Saturday, the 25th November, we will run a special Pegasus Spiele event at the shop from 12pm until 5pm.
Pegasus has sent us a box of brand new games:
Istanbul – The Dice Game
Azul (Pegasus is publishing the German edition)
These games (and other Pegasus games like Memoarrr or 4 Seasons) can get played at four tables during the afternoon.
Because on Saturday is also the Christmas lights switch on in Crediton parking at the High Street or the Market Square will be nearly impossible. The best option is the council car park at St. Saviour’s Way (£1 from 9am to 6pm).
Last Saturday was our regular Games Day here in Crediton in the Old Town Hall. It was the second time in the Town Hall and again it was a great day. Thanks to everyone who came on the day and made it a big success!
During peak time (2pm to 5pm) all 12 tables were full with lots of interesting games everywhere. And for anyone who is interested: the next Games Day will be sometime in April/May next year (depending on the availability of the Town Hall).
Only five more days until this year’s Autumn Gaming Day here in Crediton.
The Autumn Gaming Day is our biggest event of the year with lots of new games and “old” classics available to play (some of them even brand new Essen releases).
We meet at the Old Town Hall in Crediton (at the High Street above the Crediton Museum) from 1pm until 10pm. Attendance is free for the day, children are more than welcome.
But how to get there? Because this is a new venue for us, not everybody will be familiar with the location of it. The Old Town Hall is right above the Crediton Museum on the High Street. The entrance is a bit hidden away, so please check the photo to see where exactly the entrance is.
Parking is quite easy: there is a big Council Car Park at the end of St Saviour’s Way (marked on the map). Parking there is £2 for 10 hours, which will cover you for the whole event. From the Car Park, you can take a footpath down to the High Street (exit marked on the photo).
If you are not coming by car, the bus connections from Exeter are quite good. Take the 5 (5, 5A, 5B or 5C ) and leave the bus at Crediton, Lloyds Bank.
We are back from the UK Games Expo and we have opened the online shop again. Our Stock is now up to date, but because of all the games we have sold at the UK Games Expo very limited. We will spend most of this week sorting out restocks, so by the middle of next week it should be a lot better.
Please also bear with us for this week if we are not at as fast as usual processing your orders.
Our stock is packed and we are ready to go: tomorrow we are off to this year’s UK Games Expo at the NEC Birmingham.
There has been a late minute change in our stand location: the Expo hall plan is showing our stand at E1 (corner FFG Avenue and Finny Street), but because we are again working closely with Pegasus Spiele our stand has moved to the other side of the Pegasus stand (across Mage Company / corner of Thomasson Street and 4Ground Avenue). There you will not just find all the great games we will bring to the show but also all the Pegasus Spiele games like Great Western Trail, Railroad Revolution and their Expo release Guns & Steel.
Speaking of games: in the last couple of day we have received some deliveries including restocks of In the Year of the Dragon Ann. Edition, Notre Dame Ann. Edition, Orleans and the expansions, Arkham Horror LCG, Ulm and Concordia. But it’s not all about restocks, we will also have a few new releases: Flatline, Yokohama, Colosseum, Championship Formula Racing, Round House and Hanamikoji.
We are all quite excited for the Expo to finally start and hope to see you all at the NEC!
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