Spent yesterday at the Fraser Valley #TableTopDay
event in Abbotford, BC. 7 hours of game play. Really a great event that was well attended. Plenty of raffle prizes from awesome sponsors meant tons of folks went home with cool swag. I even managed to snag a copy of Lords of Vegas
in the raffle (I normally never win at raffles...) which I hear is a fun game and am looking forward to breaking out soon.
Started with High Society
. Had never played it before. The guys were able to teach it in about 5 minutes and the table managed 2 games before packing it in. A light bidding, money management game. Sorry, no pictures.
Then the big game was 5 player Concordia
. I had seen a few positive reviews but had never played. 2 of the 5 players had played it before but it didn't take the rest of us too long to catch on. Best thing about it is that you have one action on your turn...play a card from your hand. I don't know what to compare it to, the game play felt familiar but i can't put my finger on what exactly except the end game scoring. Definitely want to play again.
Next was Revolution!
which lucky for us was taught by a rep from Steve Jackson Games. This was a neat, easy to learn game. Strongarm, Blackmail or Bribe one or several members of the city to gain influence in various city regions. Player with the most influence in any city region gets victory points for that location and the one with the best combination of turn generated points and end game influence will win.
Last was 4 player game of the base game of Fleet
. I like the game but never do well. That being the case, I will keep playing it anyway. The licenses never seem to drop the way I want them to or I bid too much and don't leave enough cash on hand to build a decent card drawing engine. it is an unforgiving game where you can screw yourself really early and never recover.