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Interested in some TableTop?

I admit Settlers of Catan isn’t one of my favorite games but the group I play with enjoy it.  In my gaming group it always seems to come down to whomever gets the most sheep, and when said group revels in immaturity, well… I feel sorry for those poor grazing herbivores.  As I’ve written in my Settlers of Catan game session: “In the Game of Catan you either have the largest civilization or you lay with sheep. There is no middle ground.”  That said, it was extremely fun watching Wil Wheaton and his friends play it in Episode 2 of his series.

Despite the number of times a 7 was rolled and resources were stolen, I was surprised that no one ever had more than seven cards when the robber showed up.  I was really looking forward to players’ reactions when they would be forced to lose half their hand.

In Episode 4 they played was Ticket to Ride, another game that I don’t mind but isn’t a favorite, but that could be because when I lose it’s by a small margin.  With the right people it can be loads of fun though.

It was another great video, and I burst out laughing when that horrific thing happens at the end of the game before the final points can be tallied.  I can’t count the number of times that has been threatened in my group.

I’m definitely looking forward to more episodes of TableTop which are released on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel twice a month on Fridays.


An Update to the State of Games

Even though the last time I played (and won) the Game of Thrones boardgame I was playing as the Lannisters, I’ll always be a fan of the Starks (they have DIREWOLVES!) so I of course pleaded my allegiance to House Stark and the King in the North as part of the HBO campaign for Season 2.

The unthinkable happened.  On March 2, 2012 I, the great and powerful Peter, finally lost the trophy to Steven the Occasionally Present.  Despite my calling foul there was nothing to be done.  It’s a sad day indeed for all of mankind.  On the plus side, Steve has only played one game since then and lost and I’m currently back in the lead with 4 (out of 34) points.  Of course, this also means I have some updating to do:

  • Peter: a 5-time winner of the trophy, though finally usurped; The Despised One
  • Gary: he fights to reclaim long-lost power; Champion of the Free Peoples of Atlantis
  • Alan: he fights to win an oft-denied trophy; Proponent of “Peaceful Coexistence”
  • Steve: a first-time winner of the trophy; The Occasionally Present Risk Master
  • Jim: his unpredictable nature has caught many off-guard; The Hated One

Now that that is out of the way, here’s Table Top (Episode 1: Small World) from Wil Wheaton and on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel.  I may have to consider picking up the game after watching this.  Looks fun and possibly cutthroat!

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