I thought I would share with you a order I placed today to get some more games for our club!
I picked up three copies of Perikles which sounds like a great game. It is a mix of politics & military. Read what is printed on that back of the box.
“Together the Greek City States had defeated the greatest power in the world, the Persians. Now, though, pride and envy have led them to fight amongst themselves in what we know today as the Peloponnesian War.
Each player represents a powerful Greek family with political influence spread across the six major city states of ancient Greece. Players strive to become leaders of these cities, thus taking control of their military forces. With these forces players will aim to win glory on the battlefield.”
Next one I ordered was Hellas. I ordered only one copy to try it out. If it goes well I would like to pick up a few more. Here is what it says on the back of the box:
“In the land of ancient Greece, called Hellas, the people waged power struggles for control of the many valuable islands. The combatants faced each other over land and across the seas. In these battles with sail and sword, the combatants venture forth to discover new islands to fight over. To aid them in their battles, the combatants often seek the favor of the Gods.”
The next order I picked up was for a crazy game called Eketorp. You are a band of vikings who are battling each other for supplies to build the best castle. The game is unique and a good time. I have played this one already and knew it to be refreshingly different.
The next game I picked up cause it sounded cool and tactical. It is called Feudo. This is a game that is based in middevil Europe. Players are trying to take control of land and castles. Much like chess they all have similar pieces and when one dies it is out of the game for good. Here is what the back of the box says:
“In the year 1265 A.D., England’s most powerful Barons clashed to contend the precious lands of the manor of Evesham. The outcome of this battle depends on your strategy. Will you make use of the charm of your Milady or will you go to the Convent? No one knows what moves you will make. Be careful of the fog and keep away from the plague. Play your shillings and strike the enemy where he least expects it. But if you become the strongest Baron, King Henry III will also join the struggle, and winning will be even harder.”
The last game I picked up was El Grande. This is a great game that we already have one copy of. I have started to teach a few people the game and it has been going really well. They seemed to really enjoy the game so I thought I would order another one. I still would like to pick up one or two more but all in due time. For those who have not played this one yet here is the description from the back of the box:
“In this award-winning game, players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. The king’s power is flagging, and these powerful lords are vying for control of the various provinces. To that end, you draft caballeros (knights) into your court and subsequently move them onto the board to help seize control of provinces. After every third turn, the regions are scored, and after the ninth turn, the Grande with the most points is deemed the winner.”
I am looking forward to teaching these games in future game clubs. There are so many more games to learn and I am looking for those who are my dedicated soldiers who are ready to learn & have fun!
Thanks much for all your support to the Game club this year.