Games People Play

06 Apr

Last night I started out by joining a group of players in a friendly game of Cash and Guns.  This game involves playing a card that says one of three things: 1 – Click, 2 – Bang, 3 – Bang Bang Bang.

Each player secretly plays a card and then picks up their orange foam gun and points it at someone.  If you think you are going to get hit by a bullet then you can lay your guy down and cover and lose 5 points.  If you think they are bluffing and you will not get shot you can stay in the game and try to earn money.

Players who get shot 3 times are out of the game. Players who get shot do not share in the distribution of the money.  Only players who are left get to divide the money, and any leftover goes for the next round.

This game was interesting.  I’m not sure I would play it all the time, but every now and then it’s a fun little game to find out who your allies are and who your enemies are.

The next game that I jumped into is a huge favorite of mine – Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.  With this weekend coming up, there is another Promo day at Hypermind.  Although the play time will go about 3 hours, I can only stay about 1 1/2 due to a couple other commitments that day.

Next, I jumped into a game of Chronicle.  I played this last week for the first time and loved the concept of the game.  It’s a trick taking game, but with a twist.  Each card has something on it that will allow players to either take a card, remove a card, or do some other types of things with cards played.

Tom G. seemed to really pick up quickly since he never played it and won by quite a lead in the game.

I think this game will make it to the table quite a few times in the next several weeks, since it’s new, and has that twist to it.

After that, I joined a few players in Cloud 9.  This is a game that I received as a review copy.  That review will be posted by the end of this week.  The game is essentially a “Push Your Luck” type of game that can be played by 6 players.

This was the first game of the night for Chris N (Gamer Chris), when he arrived.

It’s a game that has been around for a while and still is fun to pull out for some quick family style game.

The last game I played was Top Race.

This game involved betting at different times on which car was going to win the race.

At first we thought the game was broke a couple different ways.  One – being that you must have a minimum 30,000 dollars to buy a car if you are the last person to buy one, and two – we were thinking Yellow and or Black was always a good choice, except the last round kind of blew that theory out of the water since yellow and black didn’t fare well.

Sceadeau, being the player that he is, of course won the game with a whopping 1 Million Dollars at the end!

Next week I plan on trying to get in the game of the month, Puerto Rico.


Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Hypermind Board Game Night


2 responses to “Games People Play

  1. Chris Norwood

    April 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I feel the same about Ca$h ‘n Gun$. It’s pretty fun and different, but there’s not really any depth or replayability. And I like Cloud 9 and Chronicle as well, but you REALLY need to play Puerto Rico a time or two next week.

  2. skirkham

    April 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I plan on it. I’m hoping we can play it early since I don’t stay much past 10PM with you all. If you get there early enough do you think we can jump in a game or Puerto Rico when you get there or did you want to wait til later to play it?


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