Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fishing cancelled

Our fishing plans in ruins because of ice, Cameron came up and we played Star Wars Rebellion.

What a great game.  Cameron had me trapped.  The death star was about to move up to the rebel base.  I made a suicidal attack -- but I managed to get enough sympathy that I caused the game to end before Cameron could make the move to win the game.  So, so, so, so close!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Winter Gamefest 2017

Winter Gamefest 2017.

Played in the Splendor tournament.  Got knocked out in the first round -- Rob Torok and I had the same strategy and kept competing for cards!

Martha won the Advanced Splendor prize!

Played Seven Wonders Duel while manning the front desk

There were two rooms full of games!

Started playing Unfair, but had to go and pick up Lara and Morgan

Played Splendor with the girls, then Sheriff of Nottingham

Andrew planning to lie about his contraband!!

Morgan was the best lier of all!!!!!!

Cameron was at the fest -- playing Captain Sonar!

Playing Alhambra with Sarah, Lara, Morgan, and Martha

Nema, one of the other Swiss exchange students arrived and we restarted

Finally, played Machi Koro.  Cameron joined in!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Qwixx reprise

A quick after dinner game!!!!

Qwixx with Morgan and Lara

I managed to win!!!!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

T'was on the good ship Venus, ....

Jim's ship rules.

I have 4 British 2nd raters.  I faced off against Steve with 3 French 3rd raters.  While I beat him, I took so much damage that the honors really went to Steve!

Meanwhile, Mike with the rest of the fleet faced off a superior French force and managed to outlast them -- just.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mars and Mars

Terraforming Mars, followed by Red Planet

Martha powering to victory in Terraforming Mars

Red Planet -- a lot of fun.  I came last :(


Played a battle of Arras scenario with John using Flames of War.

John Setting up

Bombing the Advance.  (I missed)

Planning the final assault

Death and Destruction -- the A11 matildas were hammered by artillery and then infantry

British tanks on the objective -- John wins!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tigris and Euphrates

A great game I really, really enjoyed.  Martha crushed Cameron and I.  Lesson learnt -- never build a ziggurat!!!!

Never move your head while a picture is being taken!!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Early and Late Dogfights

Played Modder Fokkers at Jim's.  We did two battles -- one early and one late.

Jim's selection of planes!

A swirling dogfight

It was getting quite hectic!!!!

And Kitten Kong came for a visit!!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Exchange Students

Games with Lara and Morgan

First Too Many Cinderellas.  Morgan won.
Then Quixx.  Lara won.  Twice.

Too Many Cinderellas


Saturday, July 22, 2017


Terraforming Mars

Final score.  I was in the middle of the pack.

Betrayal at the House on the Hill -- who would be the betrayer?

Betrayer revealed.  A battle at the escape point -- which I lost  All hope of escape lost


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Twilight Struggle

Cameron crushed me by turn 4.  But it was a learning game, and mistakes were made!

And what a fantastic game!!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

End Game on the Nile

Played with the Camp Cromwell crowd at End Game.  The game was Hail Caesar with the Mad Mahdi and the British.

The British were trying to relieve a fort.  I was part of the Madhi's army, commanding some fanatical cavalry.  My job was to charge, which I was spectacularly unsuccesfull at, losing most of my combats.

The game was at End Gae, and the plan is to have more historical games there.

Jim setting up the British relief column

My cavalry being defeated

It was a long table!

The end.  The Madhi won -- but it was phyrric!!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bolt Actions -- Germans First Run

My first attempt at a German force didnt work well.  Small German units die too easily!!!!  The Russian SU152 was just lethal.  I missed with my first shot with a PaK 40, and its return fire blew the PaK away.  It then stunned away my StuG, while using its MG all the time to whittle away my infantry.

The village was beautiful!

Smithy contemplating the situation

ISU 152 vs StuG III duel.

Soviet mine dog that ran away rather than destroy the StuG

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cameron and Christine battle it out on Mars!

Meanwhile, I am left in the dust.

We have fallen in love with Terraforming Mars!!!!

This was such a close game -- Christine got 140, and Cameron 135 points.  I was a poor last, with 80 points.  Like Cameron last game, I built a great engine, and then didnt have time to catch up!!!!