Game Night

Month in Review – April 2016


 

We are now feeling the winds of spring here in Michigan but also the winds of change as well.  We are growing and we intend to make a few changes.  These changes include writing a charter for any new players coming into the fold.  I don’t feel like our current members need a rule set but I’m worried about possibility of someone coming in that would cause problems.  This is just a small step that we can take to ensure that new people can come in and be assured that these situations will be controlled. Continue reading

Reviews

Review – Splendor

Splendor

 


 

 

Designer –     Marc Andre

Publisher –     Space Cowboys and Asmodee

Year Published –     2014

Players –     2 – 4

Play Time –     30 mins

 


 

Game Break Down

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You are gem merchants of the Renaissance trying to become the most prestigious of your trade.  You will do this by acquiring gem mines, transportation, jewelers, and shops.  If you accumulate enough wealth and renown then you may see a visit from a noble which will help you pave a path to victory. Continue reading

Lists

Kyle’s Top 100 Games – 40-31


40.     Glass Road

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Designer –   Uwe Rosenberg

Publisher –   Z-Man Games

Year Published –   2013

Players –   1 – 4

Play Time –   75 mins

 

Glass Road is all about making glass in the Bavarian Forest.  You must manage your glass and brick production on one of the most inventive devices if seen used in a game.  You must use a roundel which will adjust the values of your goods with the production of others.  This makes for a very rewarding game experience when you try to master this beast.

You will also be working with your aquired materials to construct buildings that will give you bonuses at the end of the round.  Cut the forest to make room for new buildings and spread and remove ponds, pits and groves to supply yourself with the items you need to do so.

There are 15 workers that will be available to use that all other players will have access to as well.  On your turn you decide which five workers to place in your hand.  If played and no other players have this worker in their hand then the worker performs both the actions on the card.  Only one action is performed if the card is in others hands.  This makes for another interesting aspect of this game.  Lots of great ideas in this game all brought together under one roof. Continue reading