Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A gaming weekend at Staff HQ

This past weekend (Memorial Day weekend) we had quite a few boardgames going on at "Gaming with Chuck" staff headquarters.

Starting out Friday with a game of Small World, for just the immediate staff members (me, Anita and Heidi). Very fun, very light, fantasy wargame. Everyone at HQ seems to enjoy this one.

On Saturday we had some lovely folks visit from out of town. We broke into two groups (the boys and the girls). The benefits were - (1) two game tables, so neither was overcrowded, (2) different game tastes. But I usually like playing with the girls, so next time we might split up different.

The boys played two games - Stone Age and Hansa, and then talked a bit (quite a bit) about wargames - old (Avalon Hill and SPI) vs. new (Columbia Games and Richard Borg). This involved taking a look at the old classic Napoleon, and the more recent "classic" Memoir 44.

The girls on the other hand, played three games and spoke of other things. They played Ticket to Ride, Unspeakable Words, and Apples to Apples. The event also included catered sandwiches and chicken, as well as lots of fruit and cheese. Since the youngest staff member at HQ was celebrating her 11 year old birthday, there was also Cake.

All in all, a great weekend, and some good times playing games with friends.



A Paladin In Citadel said...

Sounds like some good gaming!

Avalon Hill was always my favorite, and not just because I hated the tray/boxes that all the SPI games came with.

chuck said...

Way back when, I was always partial to Avalon Hill - the production quality was certainly better, and the design quality seemed higher notch also. But there were those times when an SPI topic just got my attention . . . I guess that is to be expected from a company that published 8,000 titles a year!