- Weekend Session: Nemeton
A nice game from last Essen. Players play druids that explore the forest, collect elements for potions and gather animal spirits. There are four phases of each turn: in the night, you place the moon so it will shine on a similar terrain and make the flowers bloom in that direction. At dawn, the moon tile becomes part of a forest and determines the next tile to be added to the forest. During day, you move around the forest collecting resources, brewing potions and befriending animal spirits that give you new powers for future turns. At dusk, if the druid manages to be the first to accomplish one of the special goals, he gets one more resource and bonus points. Once his turn is over, it‘s the turn of the next player until all players have laid down their 10 "Forest" tiles, when game ends. Then the players must count their reputation points: Each potion gives the points indicated on the card. The goals show the number of points given. The animals give points depending on the different streaks. Each triskel gives two points. The player with the most reputation points wins the game. Link to BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255990/nemeton
- After work Session : The bloody inn
From BGG: "France 1831: In a remote corner of Ardèche, the little village of Peyrebeille sees numerous travelers pass through. A family of greedy rural farmers is determined to make its fortune and has devised a diabolical stratagem to achieve this goal: Invest in an inn so they can rob traveling guests, getting rich without arousing the suspicions of the police! Whether or not their plan will work out, one thing is certain: Not every guest will leave this inn alive." We'll be playing with the French version but text on cards is minimal and can be easily memorized.
- Afterwork Session - Railways of The World
Map used will depend on the # of players we have: 2 - Mexico 3 - Nippon 4 - Europe 5 - Eastern US 6 - Western US A video explaining how the (Europe) game is played is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPSrOFIEJfg&t=678s or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpt67gx8w7E&t=36s . From BGG Railways of the World (2009) is the new edition of the base game for Eagle Games' popular Railways of the World series, first published as Railroad Tycoon in 2005. It re-implements the original game with several improvements. Revisit the early days of the Age of Steam as you begin with a locomotive (the venerable John Bull, the first locomotive to run in North America) and a vision (your Tycoon "mission" card). From there, build your budding railroad network into a vast empire. Connect New York to Chicago, earn the most money, develop bigger and faster locomotives and maybe even span North America and build the Transcontinental Railway! Multiple expansions featuring different maps are available.
- Afterwork session: the Networks (Executives)
Will: "Charly, the numbers are dropping." Charly: "I know, I know. It is you with your mission to civilize. What were you thinking." Will: "What we are doing is good." Charly: "I agree, but this is a business. We need viewers. And the others are eating us alive." Will: "What others?" Charly: "You know, cheapo, beeb, butcher, and the rest of the bunch." Yes, in the Networks you try to gain viewers for the shows you program on your channel. ##Disclaimer: the picture has no relation to the game but for the theme and the fact that the series (the Newsroom) and the game (the Networks) are magnificent.## --------------------------------- **About the game** In The Networks, you and your opponents are new television networks, and you need new programming. For this, you’ll need Shows, Stars, and Ads. SHOWS need Stars and Ads. STARS give you bonus viewers (points), and ADS give you extra money. You’ll need everything you can get; you'll have a small amount of resources and time, and you must grab the latest hot show before your opponents. And some Stars will give their best effort only if you put them on in the proper conditions. For example, some Stars only want to be put on dramas. Other Stars want to be the only Star on the show. And your Ads will give you the most money only if you put them on in the correct time slot. Finally, Shows age and viewers lose interest, so you have to keep your line-up FRESH by canceling shows and sending them into reruns. Fortunately, you can get viewers from your reruns, and you'll get bonuses if you get a lot of shows of the same genre throughout the game. If you need a special push, Network Cards can give you special powers — but will a Network Card be better than another action? You'll have to make that call. The player with the most viewers after five seasons wins! If the players around the players are ok with it, we can try to include the expansion "executives", which makes the game asymmetric. --------------------------------- **References** On BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72321/networks https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/226711/networks-executives If you want to look at a video of the rules, here are a few suggestions (one should be enough, and even that is not necessary as I'll explain anyway, or recap just to be sure). I have put them in order of personal preference (discarding any non-English videos which I actually consider better): 1 - Vasel (you know, 12 min): https://youtu.be/SNZyf-IYOQw 2 - Rules and review by Game Boy Geek (14 min) : https://youtu.be/OoMmRXB6eaE 3 - Indietabletop (short but scruffy, 6 min): https://youtu.be/-wWjahyjioQ 4 - Run-through Rahdo (you know, 35 min): https://youtu.be/HPrhTi-sCCY 5 - Official "how-to-play" (step 1 of 4 videos, kind of boring and long): https://youtu.be/yJcTDeG5a0Q For the executives expansion: BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/226711/networks-executives As for videos: 1 - Video of the creator explaining (8.5 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzQQM_d9qiY 2 - Kickstarter video to show the add ons (3 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rAlg945bSs 3 - Kidcardco (8.5 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d194S8-wvGU --------------------------------- **Organiser notes** It is a Wednesday, so I didn't reserve at the Outpost, but they say in generally that is no problem. I need to be on the train of 22h32. The game should only take 90 minutes. If we can start rule explanation at 19 at the latest, we should be good. There is quite some leeway.
- After work Session : AZUL
Easy game to warm up before NO WORK ALL PLAY Détails Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles. The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Video how to play at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3ZHlkVVQmE .
- Afterwork (and pre Join&Play) session: Ra
Ra is an auction and set-collection game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Each turn players are able to purchase lots of tiles with their bidding tiles (suns). Once a player has used up his or her suns, the other players continue until they do likewise, which may set up a situation with a single uncontested player bidding on tiles before the end of the round occurs. Tension builds because the round may end before all players have had a chance to win their three lots for the epoch. The various tiles either give immediate points, prevent negative points for not having certain types at the end of the round (epoch), or give points after the final round. The game lasts for three "epochs" (rounds). The game offers a short learning curve, and experienced players find it both fast-moving and a quick play. From the Box: The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history in less than an hour! The players seek to expand their power and fame and there are many ways to accomplish this: Influencing Pharaohs, Building monuments, Farming on the Nile, Paying homage to the Gods, Advancing the technology and culture of the people. Ra is an auction and set collecting game where players may choose to take risks for great rewards or... And all this is for the glory of the Sun God Ra!
- Join & Play!
Our traditional "Join & Play" event on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. As always, it's free to come & play with us. How does it work ? • The event is open for beginner to advanced gamers. If you're new here it's the perfect gateway to discover what we do ! • People who want to host a game are asked to share in the comments below which game & for how many players you can run a table. • If you see a game you'd like to join, respond to the host in the comments below and we'll reserve a spot for that game for you. • Don't worry if you're new to boardgames or simply don't know the games being hosted this time around: you can simply show up and the event host will sort out a spot at a table for you! Please make sure to arrive by 19h30 at the latest so we can take the time to find you a suitable spot. • The rules for the games will be explained by the table host before the game starts. No need to study them upfront. ============================================== Games of the night IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER --- Bruxelles 1893 --- Spot 1: Tony Reynolds (host) Spot 2: Hellen Mardaga Spot 3: Do Spot 4: ---- Camel Up --- Spot 1: Filip Galetic (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- Teotihuacan --- Spot 1: Jeroen (host) Spot 2: Oliver Spot 3: Marina Spot 4: Cerebral --- Tzolk'In --- Spot 1: Filip vu (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: ---------------- Spot 1: Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: ---------------- Spot 1: Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: ---------------- Spot 1: Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: ---------------- Spot 1: Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: ---------------- Spot 1: Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4:
- After work Session : ANDOR EXPENSION
ANDOR voyage vers le nord Game description from the publisher: Legends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players in which a band of heroes must work together to defend a fantasy realm from invading hordes. To secure Andor's borders, the heroes will embark on dangerous quests over the course of five unique scenarios (as well as a final scenario created by the players themselves). But as the clever game system keeps creatures on the march toward the castle, the players must balance their priorities carefully. At the heart of Legends of Andor is its unique narrative, the linked scenarios of which tell an overarching story as the players successfully complete objectives. For each scenario, or "Legend", a legend deck conveys the plot of an ever-unfolding tale...one in which the players are the protagonists. A wooden marker moves along the board's legend track at key points during each scenario, triggering the draw of a new legend card, the introduction of new game-altering effects, and the advancement of the story's plot. In the end, the players must endeavor to guide the fate of Andor through their heroic actions, bringing a happy ending to their epic fantasy tale. Will their heroes roam the land completing quests in the name of glory, or devote themselves to the defense of the realm? Uncover epic tales of glory as you live the Legends of Andor! Thanks to bring what you want to drink and snacks ...
- No Work ! All Play !
Not enough with the Monthly Join & Play session ? Book your spot every 3rd Wednesday of the month to play tabletop games. Write in the comments what you want to host/play. That's it ! ============================================== Games on the night in alphabetical order... Can I ask the organisers to add by yourself your game and your players, thanks in advance. --- DICIUM --- Spot 1: DO (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: Spot 5: --- --- Spot 1: (host) Spot 2: Spot 3: Spot 4: