Before we go any further, I should point out that I am super lazy and this mixed with a week crammed with unexpected gaming means I've played 7 unique games since my last and inaugural post. Therefore, this post right here will act as more of a summarisation of what I've played as apposed to a full on breakdown of each game. It'll be better next time, I promise. Oh, I've also realised I should start pointing out the designers, as they rock, obviously. So, here goes...
Game #3 - Cards Against Humanity - Max Temkin, Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof, and Eliot Weinstein. If you've been living in a cave for the past few years, you'd probably look puzzled if someone asked you if you knew what a card even was. However, if you've yet to play a round of this 'party game for horrible people', you are truly missing out. Hilarious fun.
Game #4 - Settlers of Catan - Klaus Teuber In case of any confusion, this classic game has now been officially retitled as simply 'Catan', however Settlers is the copy we own so it is named here as thus (*cough* NERD!). Often referred to as 'The German Monopoly', this is a classic 'Euro' style game of set collection and resource management (which is way, way better than Monopoly and only half as frustrating).
Game #5 - Coup - Rikki Tahta
A brilliant, fast and easy to learn game of deception and making your friends cry because you made all their friends dead. We are a lovely bunch.
Game #6 - Skull & Roses - Hervé Marly An equally fast and easy to learn game of flipping over beer mats. Trust me, way more fun than it sounds!!
Game #7 - Ghost Blitz - Jacques Zeimet A quirky and cute dexterity game that tests how speedy your brain can compute stuff. That's the sciency term for it, right? Watch out though! This game is equally about not scratching your opponents hands as you both dash for a miniature ghost. Intrigued yet? I was!
Game #8 - Bang! The Dice Game - Michael Palm and Lukas Zach This is an adapted version of the hugely popular Italian game of slamming down cards and shouting "PILGRIM" a lot. Or is that just me? I've never played the original but this dice version was brilliant! A western setting where gatling guns would blow all the competition away and a sudsy beer would make you healthier! Simpler times, pilgrim.
Game #9 - 7 Wonders - Antoine Bauza
Been meaning to play this notorious card drafting game of ancient civilisations since I got into the hobby and I was not disappointed by all that I'd heard about it. Played it twice straight away (both of which I lost). First time there was a bit to think about, especially when counting up victory points at the end but the second time, we breezed through it and it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Next time there should be a few less games on here, but you never know... I appear to be on somewhat of a roll!