Thursday was Veteran’s day, which we celebrated with a board games! Mark Jackson returned and demonstrated a great light wargame, Memoir ’44. He had three Lieutenant Generals on each side, with superior generals (who actually knew the game) setting each side’s strategy. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Elsewhere in the room, several people settled planets in deep space in Starfarers of Catan.
Near the end of the night, a brave party of adventurers took on Castle Ravenloft– and won!
I broke the last week of pictures into a post a day, all linked together below. Enjoy!
Tactical Tuesday was a hit, featuring an attack run on the death star.
Jennifer got to play some Wednesday afternoon D&D. D&D Encounters on Wednesday increased to 4 tables of fun.
Board Game Thursdays was huge– the Ticket to Ride board game league kicked off and lots of very cool games went on around the room, including demos of Castle Ravenloft, Wings of War, and Killer Bunnies.
Magic and Minis Fridays featured some of both, plus painting, Blood Bowl, and other fun events.
Spooky Saturday was a blast; we hunted (and were hunted by) Werewolves, delved a Space Hulk, recovered memories and had an altogether great pre-Halloween.
Sunday was Halloween, where we were treated to tasty home made sushi and played a special 1920s edition of A Penny for My Thoughts.
Halloween night, we helped a second group of investigators recover their memories. Strange and haunting tales emerged, different from the previous games I’d played.
Near the end there was a little… exhaustion, and some strangeness that emerged, but it was a rewarding evening of play.
The King descends on Crazy Squirrel, as does a famous (though, at the moment earring-less) Steeler.
Meanwhile, we managed to corral a Viper Pilot and had her run the register.
That evening, pirates and vampires cheer as they move plastic heroes and zombies in Last Night on Earth.
After several fun games, we gathered on the retail side to identify the werewolves that savaged a small village.
Later, a few investigators struggled to recover the memories that had had been blasted out of them… sometime during the conflict between the giant mutant spiders and the… somewhat less helpful than advertised gray aliens.
Ben and Tress demonstrate Blood Bowl to Jennifer.
In the back right corner of the room, Ryan demonstrated several games of Malifaux.
While the front corner on the big table, a combined Warhammer 40k struggle played out.
The 40k struggle had a lot of sides and dangerous forces.
Thursday we kicked off our Ticket to Ride League. Of course, other great games were also in evidence… for example, Stacy introduced several people to Citadels. The backstabbing quotient has gone way up…
Jennifer got a chance to learn Castle Ravenloft.
But the week’s star was Ticket to Ride. Kevin brought in Pam and a co-worker, bringing her into the world of great games.
Joe and his Nephew tangled with some Killer Bunnies.
In the corner, planes flew in great sorties.
Magic: the Gathering was broken out, while a Firestorm mini got some very pretty brass and silver fittings painted on.
Near the end of the night, Sheila led a group of brave investigators through some Call of Cthulhu.
Wednesday night featured the return of many adventurers from last week– and a new GM, Tim, helped us run an additional table. There were more than 20 adventurers and 4 GMs, so the place was hopping.
Tactical Tuesday was light, but featured a great looking attack run on the death star. It looked grim at one point, but the rebels somehow survived the ties, made their bombing run, and blew up a small moon sized weapon of devastation.
The room also featured a Warhammer Fantasy match up, with the skaven creeping about the battlefield.
Careful observation and a cheering section motivate the clashing warriors.
Temporarily donning Quinn’s character sheet, she journeyed into trouble, finding bugbears and other strange allies at her side. A nice D&D warmup that she got to enjoy as a player before donning the GM’s hat for D&D encounters that night.