Mar 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Virgin Queen is an epic strategy game set in Europe in the years 1559 - 1598 in which players representing the European empires of the time compete for victory through the use of politics, warfare, imperialism, religion, economics, and secret negotiations. It is the sequel to Here I Stand. For those unfamiliar with either game, it is a card-driven board game like Twilight Struggle, but for more than 2 players. You can read more about Virgin Queen on BGG: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41066/virgin-queen
Joel has a copy of it and has volunteered to teach people how to play. The game accepts up to 6 players and we are looking for 4 more people interested in learning how to play this heavy-weight strategy game. We are scheduling a separate event for this because the game's average play-time is listed at 7 hours. I expect longer since it will also be a learning game, but after learning you will be able to play either Virgin Queen or Here I Stand.
Once the RSVP slots are full, the players will determine a mutually agreeable date, time, and venue for the game. The venue will most likely be the dining room of one of the participants.
Caveat: Before RSVP'ing, please understand that this game is very long, heavy on strategy, and a commitment for the day. If you feel you may be overwhelmed or may be required to bail before completion, we politely ask you to refrain from signing up for this event. It is always a downer for people playing any game to have to end it prematurely because someone has to leave and that disappointment is magnified for complex games like Virgin Queen when someone has to leave four hours in and the rest of the players blocked off time for playing game to completion.