Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dr. Strangesword or How I healed myself after an agressive games day

The "Aggressive" themed game has come to pass and the healing has begun. It was a successful, long and tiring day.  The event included a Magic tournament, a beheading and lots of card based games.
The day started off breezy enough. Only ten or eleven people arrived before noon and several games of X-Wing were played as well as Nexus Ops. Around 12 or 1 o'clock the rooms started filling up and by 2pm we were at capacity and the room had to be rearranged a bit to make room for all the games. The Magic tournament got into full swing by around 3 and lots of other card games were being played as well. Taking a look around at the other games being played I saw: Spartacus, Blood Bowl, Netrunner, CoreWorlds, Dungeon Command, Survive and Citadels. Around 6 or 7 pm the crowd thinned out and the room opened up a bit but there were still plenty of folks around playing things like: Game of Thrones: The boardgame, Galaxy Trucker, Divinare, Netrunner and of course Magic.

Personally the last game I tried was a test run of Titanium Wars with my friend Eric. We broke it out just to see how it worked and suss it out a bit. It's a science fiction themed deck building game and it seems like will be a fun game with lots of chances for negotiation and broken promises. By the time we put the game back in the box it was almost 9:30 so we tidied up the room a bit, grabbed our gear and headed out. I was pretty tired after such a fun day but the walk and talk back to the station with Eric was a nice way to cap off the day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Game Day: October 6th, 2013

Are you ready for some stress relief?  You're in luck, because this month's theme is "Aggressive Games".  Get ready to attack, attack and attack!  Most of the board games available for play will include armies, soldiers, fighters and other such aggressive things.

We'll be holding the October Game Day at the Naniwa Kumin Center in Osaka near Sakuragawa Station on the Sennichimae Line.  It starts at 9:30 AM and it will finish up at 9:30 PM.  There will be a small fee of 500 yen to cover the expense of renting the venue and for drinks and snacks.

See you there!

For more information, click here.