Reunited & It Feels So Good

Reunited & It Feels So Good

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Perfect 10

Really, my week in gaming was a perfect 10. On Monday, I found a copy of Broadsides and Boarding Parties, Thursday I found a copy of Dark Tower, and on Friday I found 3 games from the 1950's. B&B and Dark Tower are very valuable, hard to find vintage board games. I gave Dark Tower to my gaming buddy Paul as it is a grail for him. The game was so very complete, it still had the packing materials for the electronic tower. After some work, Paul got the tower to play.

On Saturday night Tammy and I played Mate. It is a card game that was published in Hanover, Germany in 1915 in a booklet entitled"Zwei neue Kriegspiele!" It is a game of complete skill, and is considered a "perfect information game." The game uses 20 poker cards (10 per person) including the Ace, King, Queen, 10, & 7 of each suit. The card order is Ace, 10, King, Queen & 7 while the suit order is Club, Spade, Heart, and Diamond. When you lead a card, the other player must play a card from the same suit, or same rank. If not you win that hand. Score is the round # (10 is most) times the value of the card. The Ace is 11, ten is 10, King is 4, Queen is 3, and the seven is 7. After the hand is finsihed, you switch sides and play the opponents hand. We played to 200 pts and Tammy beat me by 50 pts. I came accross this game in a book called "A Gamult of Games" by Sid Sackson 1969.

Game night was at my house this week. I invited Pat his son Phillip, and Paul with his sons Piper & Payton, so that they could play a game of Dark Tower with Ian. However, the Tower thought otherwise as the sound stopped working. So the boys played Small World and Hey Thats My Fish. While the dads played Irondale and Domination. The night was capped off with Brownies!!! Pat won Domination while Paul won Irondale.
Gencon is just 10 days away. My event tickets are purchased. I hope to have dinner Thursday even with the artist, Lydia Burris. Her work is amazing. I hope to get in a game of Shifting Sands afterwards with a fellow BGG member. It is a card driven World War II game that I have not played in almost 2 years.

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