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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

StarCraft

StarCraft the Board Game - Fantasy Flight

Today was gaming day, So I turned up at Mark’s for some Legends of the Old West. But after seeing my StarCraft board game, it was just to much goodness to resist. Even though I hadn’t gotten to read all the rules, we started up a game with three players. (A space for Will once he turned up later on)

So for the first two rounds it was spent on learning the basics of building, moving and orders etc. About round three Will turned up and got the short end of the stick, not knowing as much as we did and having to pickup the rules and from where Mark and I had gotten him to on the board.

StarCraft the Board Game - Fantasy FlightFantasy Flight - StarCraft the Board Game

I shot off a couple of pic’s during the game, to show what it looks like. In the end Mark won with all his resources, only after a draw with me on conquest points.

We screwed up the combat to begin with, as I was skip reading the rules as we went, but for the most part we got things right. I thought it was pretty good for our first game, and I really enjoyed it. (rules blunders aside)

I’ll reserve my overall rating of the game for now, but out of the gate I enjoyed it alot and I have no dought that Will is going to master it far to quickly :-). The box and component quality is awesome. Its my first Fantasy Flight game, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to. I’d defiantly agree with the other reviews out there on the quality of FF games, just awesome. I can see that there will be a few board games appearing over the coming year.

Infinity - Street Wars - Security Compound

Will’s revenge came swift and fast in a game of Infinity late afternoon. I made my typical mistake of spreading my forces out to much and forgot a few rules. I really , really hate flame throwers. (I think I need some in my force). So I lost yet another game of Infinity. But on the bright yellow side, my security fences looked pretty darn good on the table, even in there unfinished state. Looking forward to getting the rest of the set done and on the table.


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