On Saturday I headed north to Dunkirk for an evening with Ron and the guys at Water Street Games and Hobby. If you are in the Dunkirk area, stop by and check out Ron's store. Great gaming and the inventory grows a bit each and every month.
|(Old Shop) Different Digs, Same Great Fun!|
In a booster draft, eight players sift through a pack of fifteen cards, choosing one and passing the rest of the pack either left or right. This continues until each player has fifteen cards from the first pack. Two more packs are opened and passing the cards alternates between passing to the left and right players. When players finish "drafting," they build a playable deck of at least forty cards.
After constructing their decks, players compete in a single-elimination tournament. Each match is decided by the winner of two out of three games. I hadn't played Magic in over a year, I enjoyed playing and meeting a few new people, but I don't envision getting back into the collectible card tournament scene.
We closed the evening playing a 5-player game of Constantinopolis. I covered Constantinopolis in a previous post. I absolutely love this game, it is a complex resource management game that changes every time you play.
Today, I was able to get together with Ron and JD for a game of Le Havre today. Le Havre is a complex resource management and shipping game by Uwe Rosenberg (creator of the amazing game Agricola.) In Le Havre, players collect goods and resources, build buildings and ships, and export goods. Each round, players must feed their workers, and the food cost increases almost every round.
Stay tuned for an update early next week! We are getting together for a day of gaming in honor of JD's birthday on Saturday, November 27th. We picked up a new game this week, Sid Meier's: Civilization. JD and I were lucky enough to meet the designer (Kevin Wilson) and preview the game at Gen Con. I will let you know next week how it goes!