Oh, alright then!Not that I have had my arm twisted, more like I have already started so I might as well do it properly.
Kaptain Kobold kicked-off the idea and you can find out more about it here. The aim is to play six games six times this year and blog about the plays.
I have decided that I should be clear about the reasons for the type of games I'm including and also the reasons for each game being chosen.
What type of games to play? The idea is that you can play anything you like, rules, boardgames, published or home grown. I have decided to concentrate on my favourite sort of game: small, quick to set up and play with interesting mechanics. So, have some fun and learn from the experience.
I will not be playing my own designs. I have also realised that if I play games by other people which are complete and ready to go I will not be distracted by rewriting anything or realising that I hadn't actually finished designing them or building them!
Which games will I play? After a lot of thought......
|My pimped large map for 1914 with my new counters|
Remagen Bridge (Minden Games): Another solitaire game, the US take the bridge over the Rhine. Also ready to go (but not pimped!).
Flying Eagles (High Flying Dice Games): A very neat small game about WW1 air combat. Card activation.
|An Loc, nice map|
Manoeuvre (GMT): The brilliant little Napoleonic game using a gridded playing map and card activation.
The secret last game: Yes, I have been doing something interesting since Christmas, helping to play test a game for a designer in the US. I have played more than six games of this but will not reveal anything until it has been published later this month. It has been a very pleasant and challenging experience and also a great learning opportunity working with someone who knows what they are doing.
So, some themes here (grids, areas, card activation, solitaire). With an eye on refining my Mosul game, I'll be starting off with Courage under Fire. More later...