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Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Path of Decisions

Once again my wife and I showed up to Noble Coffee & Tea for our weekly gaming.  This week we brought in the oriental path strategy game, Tsuro.
Tsuro is a 2 - 8 player tile-placement, abstract-strategy path game consisting of each player placing down tiles and following the paths specified on the tiles, trying to avoid running into walls or each other.  The idea is that you want your player token to last as long as possible on the board.  It offers up very simple, very fun, strategic planning along with an uncertainty of where you may end up near the end.  Claire and I played three rounds of Tsuro today, and one of those rounds proved to be one of the most unique rounds that we've ever played.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Quick, Decisive Actions in the Woodland Realm

This week Claire and I played the 2 - 5 player fantasy card drafting game, Fairytale.  As always with every Sunday morning, we went to Noble Coffee & Tea to consume our caffeinated beverages, and bask in the greatness of scented teas and freshly roasted coffee beans.  We sat in the lounge area to the immediate left of the entrance where we got comfortable for our four rounds of quick decision making, and swapping of hands.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sci-Fi Sunday at Noble Coffee & Tea

Today on Boards & Brews, Claire and I prepare for our first official review!  We've made it a Sci-Fi Sunday and played Star Realms.  Star Realms is a fast-paced, in-depth, yet easy to learn Sci-Fi deck building game.  As usual, our location was the delightful Noble Coffee & Tea in downtown Noblesville.  The game is based around three primary resources, health, damage and currency which in this game are referred to as authority, combat, and trade.  The end goal in this game is that you are attempting to reduce your opponents authority points to zero.  Trust me, you'll want to read more to learn about this game and prepare for awesomeness...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Beginning of a New Trend

Typically my wife and I play our games within our home, but for the last few months, we have also been attending Noble Coffee & Tea every Sunday morning at 10AM.  This is a perfect location for board gaming, and the coffee is amazing! The atmosphere is excellent, warm and relaxed.  The employees are friendly and respectful.  So far, we've been bringing smaller games to Noble Coffee & Tea, and will most likely switch up our location every now and again. The limited components in smaller games is much more advantageous when in a public establishment. Plus it's great to learn about new portable games to add to your collection!  We have a lot of games to review and will do a segment on one new game every week, posting our thoughts about each one.  Unless we do segments from a convention, the game reviews you see on this blog will just be games that we own.  One of the reasons we chose to review our own games is for convenience whenever we officially start a more consistent gaming group, we want people to know what kind of games we're interested in and also what we have to offer you if you were to join our group.  Not to mention it's essential for security and insurance purposes.  However, since the games we'll be reviewing are games we already own, you won't be seeing a lot of negative reviews on this blog, but we'll still be honest. ;)  Continue Reading >>>