Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's all fun and games

So there appears to be an underground gaming community that we knew nothing about. At Stef's recent game night we found a new gaggle of people who share a love of really well-made games. This is just a sampling...more to come!

Ticket to Ride
A fantastic game that has become know as "Trains." Yes, grown adults are playing trains. Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points you earn.

Settlers of Catan
Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials.

Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.


Stef said...

These both sound cool. We should definitely get to them next time! :-)

Greg said...

We were part of that gaggle. We love both of those games, played them again into the wee hours of last weekend since they didn't get broken out at Stefs. We also recommend Thurn and Taxis, the post offices game. It's middle of the road, tougher to pick up than trains, but not as complex as Catan.