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Board Games are here!

Posted by wbarobinson

Dear Everyone,

You may now refer to me as “Oh Glorious Keeper of Games Made of Cardboard.” Funding has been awarded to me to start a library of board games. I have chosen games which span designers, artists, producers, themes, mechanics, dynamics, time to play, and number of players. However, I have not chosen entry level games… The following games demand the excitement and glee that comes with learning a new rule set. I will be happy to play any game at any time with anyone and help them through the rules. The list that we have is below. I have very quickly classed them in terms of time, number of players, genre and my guess at how long it is to learn and set-up before you can get going… to learn more about each game, I urge you to spend your days reading

Age of Steam, 3-6 players, 2-3 hours, Train tiles and economics game. 10 minutes of learning.
Automobile, 3-5, 1.5-2.5 hours, Historical Car Economics game. 10 minutes.
Battle of Westeros, 2 players, 1-2 hours, fantasy military combat adapted from the novels of G.R.R. Martin, 15 minutes of rules, lots of set-up…
Betrayal at House on the Hill, 3-6 players, 1 hour, horror mystery, 10 minutes of rules…
Container, 3-5 players, 1 to 1.5 hours, Boats, factories, and the most brutal antitrust economics game that will force you to co-operate or force a recession 10 minutes.
Diplomacy, 3-7 (best with 5+) players, 4+ hours, World War I politics and intrigue. 15 minutes of rules…
Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft, 1-5 players, 1 hour. Roleplaying Game with a more defined structure. 15 minutes of rules…
Through the Ages, 2 players , 2-4 hours, Civilization game. 20 minutes of rules.
Shogun, 3-5, 1.5-2 hours, Samurai territory and economics games with a DICE TOWER. 15 minutes of rules.
Space Alert, 1-5 players, 30 minutes, Space co-operative multimedia. 15 minutes (plus several tutorial missions…)
Thunderstone, 2-5 players, 45 minutes, Fantasy in-game deck building. 10 minutes to learn.

All of these games are well ranked… I did not want to spend our money to test out bad games… My descriptions are very limited as you can see, so please read up a bit and then tell me you want to play and I will show you where they are.