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Gaming Night

Last Tuesday at our Gaming Night I’ve managed to play three games:

Century: Spice Road

This was my fifth play of the game and I still like it. This time it was a 3 player game, after all the others so far had been 5 player games. And it makes a big difference: the game was much faster, even with two new players. Whereas with 5 players, especially new ones, the game tends to drag a bit, which is annoying because there isn’t much to do on your own turn and you are always keen to get your next action in.  I really would like to play it with 4 players the next time, to see if this is maybe the sweet spot for the game.

Isle of Skye

This was the first game of Isle of Skye for me and I was very keen on giving it a go.  The result: similar to Spice Road it is perfect for me at the moment: short playing time, easy to explain but still a lot of options to play and win the game. It took me two turns to understand the buying process of the tiles and what you need for your little island, but afterwards, the turns flow by and I enjoyed it a lot. Can’t wait to play it again.

Arboretum

The last game of the night for me was Arboretum, a great looking little card game about creating paths in the players’ gardens by planting trees. I had heard about the game before, but I didn’t know what to expect. Like BGG says it is an interesting mix of “set collection, tile-laying and hand management” with an interesting scoring mechanism at the end. After not being so sure about the game after I had heard the rules explanation, I started to like it more and more while the game went on. I can recommend it to everybody who is looking for a shorter, but not too light game to end an evening.

 

Restocks and new games

After two busy days, I’ve finally some time to post an update about what games have arrived this week.

There have been some very interesting restocks:

But we haven’t just received restock, there are also five new releases available from today:

New releases and restocks (21/06/2016)

Today we have received this week’s new releases:

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The big restock for today was Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor.

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We also received quite a few other games, so a couple of weeks after the UK Games Expo everything is back to normal in regards to our stock.

Delivery from Germany has arrived

Our big delivery from Germany has arrived including a few interesting restocks (Orleans, Hero Dice, Unusual Suspects, Tobago) and four new games:

  • Imhotep (English rules are available on BGG)
  • Dream Island (German and English rules included)
  • Cacao: Chocolatl (Erste Erweiterung fuer Cacao, English rules included)
  • Potion Explosion (German Edition / no text on components, English rules available online)

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Next week’s new games (01/04/2016)

Next week we are expecting quite a few new games.

For Tuesday we are expecting:

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For the end of the week we are expecting a delivery from Germany:

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