Friday 21th February – Briefing

Hi guys,

I thought it would be nice to give you a heads up on what we’ll be playing on Friday. Also, this is the occasion to write you some news about what’s going on in the gaming world. So here’s the menu for this week !

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Lancaster

It’s Wouter who will bring his box along so you guys can enjoy the game (about 60 minutes play-time) You’ll find the full game details on Boardgame Geek. Here’s the pitch :

In 1413, the new king of England, Henry V of Lancaster, has ambitious plans: The unification of England and the conquest of the French crown! Each player takes the role of an ambitious aristocratic family. Who will be the best supporter of this young king, and the most powerful Lord of his time?

In Lancaster the players want to proceed from simply being a Lord to the most powerful ally of the king. They may achieve this by developing their own knighthood as well as by clever deployment of individual knights in the counties of England, at their own castle, and to conflicts with France. In parliament, they try to push laws from which they will benefit themselves most. The player with the most power points at the end of the game is the winner.

Every turn, players send their knights to the different locations:
• Counties, where they compete with knights from other players for rewards and the favor of the nobles.
• The castle, to receive income or new knights.
• Into conflict with France, where all players combine their power and try to gain power points.

In the counties the strength of the knights is important as you can remove the knight of another player by placing a knight of your own with higher strength in the same location.

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Kingdom Builder

A newcomer in the group Mathijs kindly suggested he could bring his box of Kindgom builder and some extensions with him. For those who never played it, it’s a classic german resource management & construction game. The board is not the most fancy, but … the game actually won the Spiel Des Jahres 2012. Would you be interested to buy it after your try-out, there’s currently a Kickstarter running from Queen games to get the big box version.

You’ll find the full game details on Boardgame Geek. Here’s the pitch :

In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

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Principato

I’ll be there of course on Friday, demo’ing the game called Principato. Let’s be honest, I bought it at a discount prize even before knowing it had an average of 6.4 rating on Boardgame Geek – not bad. It’s from the Finnish designer Touko Tahkokallio and presented as a tactical game.

You’ll find the full game details on Boardgame Geek. Here’s the pitch :

Powerful principalities are forming in Northern Italy. When is the best moment to expand? When will harvesting be profitable? How much force will be necessary to defend the city walls? Only the player who can correctly judge the timing of such decisions will be successful in the end.

At the beginning of the game, each player receives a small, unprotected principality. Over three epochs the various principalities can be developed. A steady production of money and food is needed to expand the principality and to maintain an army of mercenaries. During the game there are several cultural and military valuations that give the players victory points.

The unusual part of this game are the action cards, which are available to all players. From the changing pool of possible actions, players have to secure the most suitable cards and use them at the appropriate time – reaching for the new means while parting with the old. This simple mechanism turns Principato into a varied tactical game full of tough decisions.

Kahuna: pic1076653_tQuick extra note on Kahuna – a 2 player game that is actually Ozana’s & myself preferred game when we want a quick match against each other. Good mechanics, last for 20 minutes once you know how to play it. If you’re under IOS, an app was just released  by USM. (The same who edited for example Catan or Keltis).

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