Friday Night Game Night, 7pm, 11 April 2013 at Ithaca Generator
Last Saturday was Table Top Day, promoted by the great web show Table Top, to encourage the playing of games. I went to The Enchanted Badger and it was packed. In the short time I was there before the crowds drove me away I saw a few Ithaca Generator members enjoying the games. So perhaps we will have new! untried! games available on Friday.
I bought Tsuro, a fast tile-placing game he initially saw on (you guessed it) Table Top. It's currently in the back hall at Ithaca Generator among My other games, and will be available on Friday. It's a fast game for 2-8 players, with a rated game time of 15-20 minutes, and (unlike Empire Builder) I believe it. I've played it once (with Jenn W) and it is a great quick game.
Jenn W bought Pandemic, a cooperative board game by Mark Leacock. Pandemic is like Forbidden Island's older brother, with a similar game mechanic (Mark Leacock designed both games, and Forbidden Island was made to be simpler, shorter, and easier to introduce than Pandemic). In this game, you play a researcher from the CDC trying to stop a worldwide pandemic of four new diseases which have cropped up. You can travel from city to city, share research with your colleagues, fight infections, and create research facilities to develop cures. But you have to be fast -- if the infections get out of control, the CDC loses.
I'm sure others have new games as well. Let's try them out on Friday!