Board Games 101
This weekend at Social Gaming Club we had our 2nd annual alternative Unofficial event – Board Games 101! We brought a selection of the club’s boardgames to the ISR basement multipurpose room to give people the chance to learn a new game. At each table we had one expert teaching the rules of the game to everyone else, and the rest of the players are new, so the competition is even. This has been by far one of our most popular events so we look forward to hosting it again in the future.
Board games that were taught include:
Carcassonne: A map building game where players compete to build the biggest castles, roads and farms
Star Wars: Epic Duels: Individual battles between famous Star Wars characters set on different board locations. Players choose a major character that has one or two minor characters with it. Each set of characters has its own deck of cards which are used for attack, defense, or special abilities. (Description from Board game geek)
Settlers of Catan: players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards) – wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone – to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game. (Description from Board game geek)
Acquire: Players play as investment bankers investing in businesses to increase their capital, with the winner having the most wealth at the end.
Dominion: A deck building game where players construct their deck from the same pool of cards as you play the game, trying to create the best strategy to gain victory points at the end.
Masquerade: A crazy party game of confusion and deception – everyone starts with a character, but identities are constantly changing hands as not everyone is who they seem in the quest to gain the most coins.
Bang: A perennial club favorite, this game represents the confusion and drama of old Spaghetti Westerns as Vices, Outlaws and Renegades try to figure out who is who and protect or kill the sheriff.
Here are some photos taken at the event:
Got any ideas for future events or games we should play? Send us a note through the suggestion box!